Ben opens up a big ol’ box of nostalgia with some classic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Trading Cards from 1991-92 and tells you how to integrate ‘em into your own #dnd game.
These wondrous trips down memory lane also make excellent in-game NPCs, monsters, and item cards. You may recall when Ben has showcased this slickery RPG storytelling technique on our YouTube channel. Hence, his overwhelming glee as these amazing old cards let you go beyond the Paizo series by providing a slew of additional options to choose from for your next encounter.
Each D&D card set contains 750 eclectic cards. They only printed two years worth…”too bad,” says Ben. Best yet, they’re kinda easy to get on Amazon. You can snag full sets or booster packs online ranging from a reasonable $16 to $40.
Ben spent blissful hours reminiscing as he flipped from card to card. It’s a great jaunt down memory lane and a fun way to maybe inject some history into your latest 4E games. You could rename or introduce a different person, place or thing by laying down one of these golden oldies.
Of course, some of the illustrations will be a bit cheesy by today’s technological drawing feats but true gamers will look at them with pure shock and awe. Ben still pondering how to sort them for easy viewing – maybe in a binder with card sleeves as these babies are just too grand to have stuffed in a closet box.
Questions to ponder: Did you play AD&D? Did you collect trading cards of any sort growing up? Why? Would you try to integrate some of these into your game story?