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Backstory Cards: Expansion #2

Latest version3.2.0
Minimum Core10
Compatible Core11
Last updated3 weeks ago
Created2 years ago
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Backstory Cards Expansion Pack #2

Backstory Cards: Expansion #2

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The Immaterial Plane presents Ryan Macklin's Backstory Cards: Expansion #2 for Foundry Virtual Tabletop, officially licensed from Galileo Games!

Backstory Cards: Expansion #2 is a 60-card expansion for Backstory Cards for Foundry VTT.

Need inspiration for a character story and motivation? Expand the connections between your character and the world with even more Backstory Cards prompts. Even More gives an array of ideas and probing questions on every card.

For a more enhanced experience with your Backstory Cards sessions, we highly recommend downloading the free Backstory Cards Techniques Guide which contains tips on how to workshop answers to prompts and flesh out your setting elements and elaborates further on the basic instructions included with this purchase.

screenshot of a prompt card

About Backstory Cards

Backstory Cards help you and your friends create vibrant backstories for roleplaying games, no matter the system or genre.

Backstory Cards blend your characters and setting concept into an intriguing set of relationships and history. It’s tailor-made for games where the player-characters already know each other—from fantasy adventurers to star marines, from supernatural beings who share the same city to global-hopping troubleshooters.

This deck of cards works well with most roleplaying games, including GM-less ones. It also includes how to directly integrate Backstory Cards into Fate Core and Fate Accelerated’s character creation.

About the Module

This module can be used with any game system for Foundry Virtual Tabletop, which is required to use this software. Foundry VTT requires a Foundry VTT license.

The module includes:

  • A Card Stack from which you can draw text-based prompt cards with selectable text and expandable tag definitions.
  • Journal Entries containing List of Tags, Player Tips, GM Tips, Arrow Diagram, Prompt Card Anatomy, and the complete Backstory Cards Techniques Guide.
  • The ability to create a mixed deck to combine your core deck and expansions into one.
  • Settings for automatically excluding cards with unwanted tags.
  • Light and dark mode versions of fillable setting grid Scenes that include a virtual table for arranging PC tokens to use with the Arrow Diagram when determining intraparty connections.
  • Journal Entries linked to imported setting grids with each page linked to each setting element and labels syncing between the setting grid and Journal Entry.
  • Macros for drawing prompt cards and rolling a Backstory Die to randomly select another PC from around the table or a setting element in the scene.

Module Activation

Upon purchasing this module, you will receive a content key on the Download Page that can be used to gain access to the module.

Visit the Premium Content page on the Foundry VTT website for instructions on how to activate and install the module using your content key.

Get the Core Deck

Start creating rich backstories and deep connections with the original Backstory Cards!

Expand Your Collection

Want more Backstory Cards to add to your deck?


Expansion #1: Distant Worlds, Unseen Threats, & Wicked Shadows

Backstory Cards Expansion Pack #1

Expansion #1 includes 45 genre-specific prompts for science-fiction, horror, and noir intrigue.


Expansion #3: Setting Elements

Backstory Cards: Expansion Pack #3

Expansion #3 contains Setting Elements, a set of 40 cards providing inspiration for defining unique Individuals, Groups, Places, and Events as well as Motivations! Each card includes randomly selectable Traits or Roles to help you enrich your setting elements.


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