In August 2012, I published details of my deck of random event cards for All Thing Zombie (here). At the time, these attracted quite a lot of attention and to this day it is still the 3rd most popular article I've written for my blog.
|My originals on the left, Spendlove's designs on the right. Obviously, the backs are identical!|
Jumping ahead to October 2013, I was contacted by 'Spendlove' (http://spendloves.wordpress.com/). He was asking permission to make his own deck of ATZ event cards based on my original templates. Well, I had already made the template document available for anyone who wishes (though not for commercial purposes), so sure - go right ahead!
|Again, my cards on the left, Spendlove's on the right|
Shortly after that, I was sent the first draft of Spendlove's version and was mightily impressed by what I saw! We discussed a few minor adjustments (occasional proof-reading errors, mostly) and then he uploaded the set to artscow.com - you can view the full set here .
|Sample cards from Spendlove's set|
Next, I went and ordered a set of these 'extra' ATZ event cards for myself. They arrived last week and I'm delighted with them. Both the game effects and the pictures and text on the cards are very much in the same style as my original cards. I know how much effort this must have taken and appreciate the deck all the more for this!
|3 more samples from Spendlove's "extra" ATZ event cards|
So, will I be using these in my next game of ATZ? You bet I will! I haven't yet decided whether to keep the 2 sets separate (perhaps choosing which set to use by the roll of a dice?) or just to shuffle them all into one big deck. However, that's just a detail...