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Backstory Cards: Expansion #3

Latest version3.2.0
Minimum Core10
Compatible Core11
Last updated1 month ago
Created2 years ago
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Backstory Cards Setting Elements

Backstory Cards: Expansion #3

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The Immaterial Plane presents Ryan Macklin's Backstory Cards: Expansion #3 for Foundry Virtual Tabletop, officially licensed from Galileo Games!

Backstory Cards: Expansion #3 is a 40-card expansion for creating setting elements to use with Backstory Cards for Foundry VTT.

Need inspiration for a setting elements and motivations? Expand the connections between your character and the world with setting element prompts. The Setting Elements expansion gives an array of ideas and probing questions on every card to fill out your setting grid with rich characters, groups, places, and events as well as motivations.

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 Setting Elements in Foundry VTT

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 use Setting Elements with Backstory Cards.

About the Module

This module can be used with any game system for Foundry Virtual Tabletop, which requires a Foundry VTT license.

The module includes:

  • A Card Stack from which you can draw text-based setting element cards with selectable text.
  • Journal Entries containing Setting Element Card Anatomy, Setting Elements Tips, Motivations Tips, and and a guide for creating setting elements using these cards.
  • 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.
  • A Macro for drawing setting element cards.

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 #1

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


Expansion #2: Even More

Backstory Cards Expansion #2

Expansion #2 gives you Even More (literally), which expands on the core deck and the themes presented in Expansion #1.


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