Skirmisher Releases 'Cards & Quests' RPG

Michael O. Varhola

Skirmisher Publishing LLC is very proud to announce the release of Cards & Quests, an innovative new fantasy role-playing game! It was developed by the team of Todd and Allison Markello of Fox & Ox Creations and is available for $9.99 as a download through online venues that include DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. We very much hope you will enjoy it and say positive things about it on the sites to which you contribute!

Cards & Quests is designed for players who enjoy fantasy RPGs but do not like to get bogged down in character creation. The goal of the authors was to find an easier and less time-consuming way to play RPGs while keeping all the qualities that make such games so entertaining and memorable.

This new game features several unique concepts. Conflict is resolved using a standard deck of 52 cards in a system that is intuitive, fun, and simple to use. Magic and skills are based on eight elements that replace the idea of a profession or class. Battles are quick, skill and magic resolution follow the same basic rules, and using the cards presents an enjoyable combination of chance and strategy.

Cards & Quests also allows players some control over their ability to succeed and lets characters have access to the greatest amount of skills and spells while keeping the game balanced. Both low-level and high-level characters are exciting to play in this RPG. And for Game Masters, the easy and intuitive rules make for simple adventure creation and allows them to draw upon their story-telling abilities while running a balanced game that all their players will enjoy.

This game will be fully supported in a number of ways by Skirmisher and the d-Infinity multi-platform game supplement. Todd and Allison Markello are already in development with a book of monsters inspired by the myths and legends of Classical Greece and a preview of it appears in d-Infinity Volume #7: Holidays Festivals. This will be the first of several Cards & Quests sourcebooks affiliated with Skirmisher's Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting, a system-free swords-and-sorcery milieu set in a Dark Ages version of the Mediterranean region.