I have been working on the game play aids for the Old West.. One key element i like about these games are the "Character/Action Deck" principle. This allows for all sorts of random elements to be brought into play. So in order to improve the look I have had created a bespoke deck of cards for my game "A town called Serenity". I searched around the interweb and found a company in the US (ARTSCOW- probably one in the UK but did not find one) that were able to do bespoke front and backs using my own images for $10.99 plus $8 postage so came in about £12 and delivered in 8 days from ordering , printed and posted from Hong Kong! The wonders of the modern communication age never cease.
miniature in the "Old West" collection now has it 's own card. I
photographed them against a white background and bit of simple photoshop
later they were suitable to use. The various different gangs and
alignments have been added. In addition there are other "Action" cards -
the crossed "Colts" allow a character of the correct level to interrupt
play etc. The train may arrive - and who knows who will be on that. The
Joker when turned ends the turn , and a deck reshuffle takes place.
In addition there are other two other bespoke packs for the game. The Green deck , and the Red
Deck.They have the same design art work as the main character/fate deck
but are coloured for a different purpose.
"Greenback" deck will be used to generate random amounts of money -
there is a pack of 54 cards with values from $10 to $100,000 . So for
scenarios involving say robbing a train, bank or stage then the larger
denomination cards will be put in. These can be drawn randomly or
rolling a dice to see how many to turn over to see the gangs ill gotten
Red deck is a replacement for the 6 x 6 shooting matrix. I liked the
idea of of shooting effect being done by turn of a card rather then roll
Cards from ARTSCOW
Pack 1 - Action cards , death deck , and 11 blanks
Pack 2 - Additional Cowboy action cards, Indian actions, chance event , lots of blanks
Pack 3 - The money deck
Train Floor plan - pdf