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The Deck of Many Boons

It can be rather difficult to instill good gaming habits in others, even more so to reinforce or reward said habits without appearing to favor one Player over another. The imaginative denizens of 'Stuffer Shack' sought to correct this issue with the rather ingenious usage of a standard deck of cards. This "deck of boons" is quite straightforward, each card (2, King, etc.) has a specific, mostly positive in-game effect when deployed during the session at hand. Said benefits range from the practical and mundane (re-rolling an attack), to the intricately powerful (player fiat).

The real value in this system, however, lies in the acquisition of the card itself; a feat typically accomplished by those exhibiting traits that the dealer/Host may find desirable in an Player. Personally, I make it a point to reward any attendees with the habitual punctuality to show up on-time for the scheduled session with a draw from the deck. Though initially met with skepticism, a particularly impressive use of the 'Ace' card involving a blatant in-game reference to the movie 'Matrix' dramatically improved Player punctuality. Your requirements for such compensation, be they in-game or out, may vary.

stuffershack.com/deck-of-many-boons


Edit: I find myself thoroughly enjoying my blog's visual format. Particularly the font/color/size of the post titles; it caused me to read "The Deck of Many Boons" in a big, booming voice in my head. : P

37 comments:

Glaser said...

Man this is great... I always need more things to do when im lying around with people

ClassicPhil said...

good gaming habits are really important

Intraman said...

looks like a pretty sweet deck

Intraman said...

sounds like a sweet deck

Dola said...

lol reminds me of MTG

Venus said...

this awesome and very useful.

Fortune said...

Interesting take for a game with an ordinary deck of cards.

Von Brownian said...

Intriguing concept, and neat that it can be piggybacked onto any game.

Lhosreiff said...

This is pretty neat, a simple way to make fun use of a deck of cards.

Xenototh said...

My only problem would be remembering the rules. This is why I stick to games that have everything already written on the cards.

DanZel said...

wow nice post

PackScoot said...

Havent heard of this before! hmmm

apothecarie said...

thanks for the post. I like your style, following!

Sety said...

good point

FunkyDuckman said...

Sounds fun, adds a dimension of lucky to an already pretty luck-filled sort of thing.

christopherson said...

i'm gonna have to look into this further.

$ome Music said...

thanks for the link. i'll check it out.

The Red Room said...

interesting.

Jake said...

What is this?

Genj0 said...

I really enjoy this blog, following!

TheLanderson27 said...

nice post

Gheko said...

i might check this out if i can use standard playing cards..

How To's of Life said...

Great post!

cheshire said...

Yeah, your blog layout is pretty great. Something i'm still WAY behind in.

Pony said...

That's interesting, I'll check this out. Good format yes, just a little hard to read the comments for me lol.

//Love said...

Very interesting

Marquall said...

lol cool, thansk for the read

psychologypost said...

good tip for balance!

Chloroform said...

I'm lovin the layout of your blog too :)

derekjay said...

Interest content, i look forward to seeing more valuable info!

Leo` said...

yeah i like the layout too

Jake said...

I feel better already.

cheshire said...

Love the comment thingies.

tommyth3cat said...

I like the layout too but you need to make the comments easier to read in your design.

Ace said...

I think the fact that 'THE DECK OF MANY BOONS' is in capitals helps too. PS first time I glanced, I thought it said 'THE DECK OF MANY BOOBS', rechecked immediately! :P

L-shift said...

I agree with you. Also, yes, your blog looks nice. :)

steweneweduk said...

The blog look is nice, your titles are always in cruise control and yeah, it gives nice emphasis.

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