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Cards for Into the Odd and OSR Duels

Follow-up to my previous post on dueling rules for Into the Odd

If you're using Emmy Allen's excellent rules for OSR duels or my modification of those rules to work with Into the Odd, it's useful to have a set of playing cards for each duelist to select their actions with. So I made some. Credit for the text to Emmy Allen.


Click here for the Into the Odd version:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1X9q_c8FAT6m_BQ3KOy0Kdh29tqFAoyHv-KQXYez7pt8/edit?usp=sharing

Or here for the generic OSR / D&D version:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1jZQpKeZSMmwCeOuWrVAnnN5wxsvoz_2sVBdCjYXAa6A/edit?usp=sharing

For either of these, you'll want to do File > Download as > PDF Document (.pdf), print them out at 100% scaling (i.e. "Actual Size"), and cut along the lines to make your cards. I'd recommend printing them onto some heavy cardstock, blackening the cut edge with a Sharpie, and putting them in standard-size card sleeves like these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0…

Dueling Rules for Into the Odd

EDIT Re-written and re-posted to remove endorsements of unworthy people.
EDIT 2 I had a chance to use these rules in a recent game. They really worked! Clever selection of actions allowed one of my players to defeat an opponent who -- stat-wise -- absolutely out-ranked him. The amounts selected for the various bonuses seemed about right. The players remarked afterwards how fun that duel was.
Anyways... Recently, I mentioned that I was unhappy with the Into the Odd dueling rules that I made up mid-game. The always awesome Anne @ DIY & Dragons left a comment helpfully pointing me towards a set of OSR dueling rules by the excitingly excellent Emmy Allen @ Cavegirl's Game Stuff. After looking at Emmy's rules -- wow, that's a really good way to have a duel that seems like an event.

And I think I can make them work with Into the Odd rules and stats.
"Cavegirl" Dueling for Into the Odd(A lot of the text below is straight from Emmy's rules, so writing credit to h…

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I believe Mandy. I believe Jennifer. I believe Hannah. 
https://www.facebook.com/amandapatricianagy/posts/10215845527064252
I believe Vivka. 
https://m.facebook.com/VivkaCriesWolf/posts/2478145012257909
The manipulation, abuse, and pain they describe are unacceptable to me. I informed my players that our current campaign is immediately at an end. There was unanimous agreement.
May Mandy, Jennifer, Hannah, Vivka and any other victims be surrounded by genuine kindness, friendship, and love.
This blog is no longer a thing I am proud of. Too much of it reads as an endorsement of a person who deserved none. I plan to delete all of that content. Not to hide my shame at not realizing sooner, but so that no positive word about Zak S remains to influence anyone.