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GameMastery Item Cards: Essentials Deck

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GameMastery Item Cards: Essentials is a 110-card set formed from the out-of-print GameMastery Item Pack One and the follow-up Hero’s Hoard and Relics of War booster sets combined together for the first time ever. Essentials is the "starter deck" for the Item Cards line, and it contains everything you need to begin incorporating these easy-to-use cards into your fantasy roleplaying campaign. Inside each box, you’ll find treasure, armor, weapons, wands, and more!

Each card features a beautiful full-color illustration of an item on one side, with a text description and room for hand-written notes on the opposite side. Game Masters can hand these out when their PCs get treasure and watch as players learn to love managing their booty. Useable by experienced GMs and novices alike, this product fits perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal!

NOTE: GameMastery Item Cards: Essentials does not contain every card from Item Pack One, Hero’s Hoard, and Relics of War.

ISBN 13: 978-1-60125-121-3

Item Cards: Essentials card list (original release information is in parentheses)

01 Banded Mail (Hero's Hoard 01)
02 Breastplate (Item Pack One 01)
03 Chain Shirt (Relics of War 02)
04 Chainmail (Item Pack One 03)
05 Half-plate (Hero's Hoard 04)
06 Hide (Relics of War 05)
07 Leather Suit (Relics of War 06)
08 Platemail (Item Pack One 05)
09 Scale mail (Relics of War 09)
10 Splintmail (Hero's Hoard 09)
11 Studded Leather (Hero's Hoard 10)
12 Buckler (Relics of War 11)
13 Steel Shield (Relics of War 12)
14 Wooden Shield (Relics of War 14)
15 Arrow (Relics of War 15)
16 Battleaxe (Hero's Hoard 17)
17 Bunch of Bolts (Hero's Hoard 19)
18 Club (Relics of War 16)
19 Crossbow (Hero's Hoard 20)
20 Dagger (Hero's Hoard 21)
21 Flail (Hero's Hoard 23)
22 Greataxe (Relics of War 21)
23 Greatsword (Relics of War 22)
24 Halberd (Hero's Hoard 24)
25 Lance (Hero's Hoard 25)
26 Longbow (Hero's Hoard 26)
27 Longsword (Relics of War 24)
28 Longsword (Item Pack One 21)
29 Mace (Relics of War 27)
30 Quarterstaff (Relics of War 30)
31 Rapier (Relics of War 31)
32 Scimitar (Relics of War 32)
33 Scythe (Relics of War 33)
34 Shortbow (Hero's Hoard 32)
35 Shortsword (Relics of War 34)
36 Spiked Chain (Hero's Hoard 38)
37 Trident (Relics of War 37)
38 Warhammer (Hero's Hoard 39)
39 Whip (Relics of War 38)
40 Potion (Relics of War 41)
41 Potion (Relics of War 44)
42 Potion (Relics of War 45)
43 Potion (Relics of War 49)
44 Potion (Relics of War 54)
45 Potion (Hero's Hoard 46)
46 Potion (Hero's Hoard 49)
47 Potion (Hero's Hoard 51)
48 Potion (Hero's Hoard 57)
49 Ring (Relics of War 57)
50 Ring (Relics of War 61)
51 Ring (Hero's Hoard 62)
52 Ring (Item Pack One 32)
53 Scroll (Relics of War 63)
54 Scroll (Relics of War 64)
55 Scroll (Relics of War 65)
56 Scroll (Relics of War 68)
57 Scroll (Relics of War 70)
58 Scroll (Relics of War 71)
59 Scroll (Hero's Hoard 63)
60 Scroll (Hero's Hoard 70)
61 Scroll (Hero's Hoard 71)
62 Rod (Relics of War 72)
63 Rod (Relics of War 73)
64 Staff (Hero's Hoard 75)
65 Staff (Relics of War 74)
66 Staff (Relics of War 75)
67 Staff (Relics of War 76)
68 Staff (Hero's Hoard 78)
69 Wand (Relics of War 78)
70 Wand (Relics of War 80)
71 Wand (Relics of War 82)
72 Wand (Relics of War 85)
73 Wand (Relics of War 87)
74 Wand (Hero's Hoard 79)
75 Wand (Hero's Hoard 81)
76 Wand (Hero's Hoard 83)
77 Wand (Hero's Hoard 87)
78 Amulet (Hero's Hoard 89)
79 Amulet (Relics of War 88)
80 Bag (Relics of War 89)
81 Belt (Hero's Hoard 92)
82 Belt (Relics of War 90)
83 Book (Hero's Hoard 93)
84 Boots (Relics of War 93)
85 Boots (Hero's Hoard 95)
86 Bottle (Hero's Hoard 96)
87 Bracers (Relics of War 94)
88 Bracers (Hero's Hoard 98)
89 Circlet (Hero's Hoard 99)
90 Cloak (Hero's Hoard 100)
91 Cloak (Relics of War 96)
92 Crown (Hero's Hoard 102)
93 Crystal Ball (Hero's Hoard 103)
94 Cube (Relics of War 97)
95 Demon Fang (Relics of War 98)
96 Feather (Relics of War 99)
97 Gauntlets (Hero's Hoard 104)
98 Gemstone (Hero's Hoard 105)
99 Helm (Relics of War 100)
100 Mask (Relics of War 101)
101 Necklace (Hero's Hoard 108)
102 Pearl (Relics of War 102)
103 Pearl (Relics of War 103)
104 Periapt (Hero's Hoard 109)
105 Powder (Relics of War 104)
106 Prayer Beads (Relics of War 105)
107 Quiver (Relics of War 106)
108 Robe (Hero's Hoard 110)
109 Salve (Relics of War 107)
110 Withered Hand (Relics of War 110)

Sample cards. Click to enlarge.




Illustrations by Vincent Dutrait.

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Product Discussion (32)
Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
]Essentials is a 110-card set formed from the out-of-print GameMastery Item Pack One and the follow-up Hero’s Hoard booster set combined together for the first time ever ...[/quote wrote:

Any idea which ones yet? I'd love to see a list, but because I already have a lot of these, the most useful list would be one that says which ones they were in the old sets. "#23 Short Sword" wouldn't help me because I would have no idea which short sword was being reprinted. But something that said, "Item Pack One cards being reprinted: 01, 03, 04, etc." would be fantastic.

BTW, Item Pack One was a 52 card set and Hero's Hoard was 110, but if I recall correctly, there was a 30ish card overlap, leaving about about 130 unique cards. While essentials won't have ALL the cards from both sets, at 110, it will probably have MOST of them.

Nothing new though, right?


Mosaic wrote:

Any idea which ones yet? I'd love to see a list, but because I already have a lot of these, the most useful list would be one that says which ones they were in the old sets. "#23 Short Sword" wouldn't help me because I would have no idea which short sword was being reprinted. But something that said, "Item Pack One cards being reprinted: 01, 03, 04, etc." would be fantastic.

BTW, Item Pack One was a 52 card set and Hero's Hoard was 110, but if I recall correctly, there was a 30ish card overlap, leaving about about 130 unique cards. While essentials won't have ALL the cards from both sets, at 110, it will probably have MOST of them.

Nothing new though, right?

Around 20 cards missing by my calculations.

j.


OK, if anyone with certain powers that be are actually reading these boards, I have a better suggestion for what should be in this, not so much item pack one and Hero's Hoard but all the cards from Hero's Hoard and Relics of War combined! Item pack One was already put out as a boxed set complete. But Hero's Hoard and Relics of War were not. I don't care about shiny foil cards I want every single card from the entire set available as one stinkin' set I can shove in the binder I already bought to keep everything straight with the same kinds of display pages other folks use for baseball cards. Can you do that for us please?


Let me amend my earlier request, at 110 cards please just reprint Hero's Hoard as a complete set and use the same numbers so I can combine this deck with the cards I already have of Hero's Hoard in my binder and have one complete set with a lot of extra cards for some items. I rather liked the chainmail that was reprinted from Item Pack 1 in Hero's Hoard. Heck I used the card as a reference for a con badge picture at a convention! If I can get the scanner working I'll make sure I scan the badge for those that want to see it.


You know, its as if these Paizo guys know that I've not been spending money on monthly releases of 3.5 and Forgotten Realms stuff and have decided to help be empty my wallet in the manner it has become accustomed to over the last few years.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Since the date was pushed back a whole month, and chance at a list of the cards to whet our whistles?

Ryn, who sometimes can't get enough

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've added the card list!


I'd say i'm down for this, even though I already have Item Pack 1. I really want to own Hero's Hoard and Relics of War, even if it isn't a complete set.

Taldor

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Vic Wertz wrote:
I've added the card list!

Thanks a lot for the list and the references to the previous sets.

Looks like a good spread. Only 6 (5?) cards from Item Pack 1, but they are all good ones. Only 1 card that appears in both Item Pack 1 and Hero's Hoard - HH95 Boots. I almost guess that it is a typo and should be HH94 Boots because that one doesn't show up in both sets. Otherwise, everything from Hero's Hoard is stuff you can't get in Item Pack 1. A nice selection of weapons, armor, etc. from Hero's Hoard and Relics of War, including the impossible-to-find ones HH10 Studded Leather and HH39 Spiked Chain. Almost all of the wondrous items from both sets are included.

If you're looking for a 'Best of' from Hero's Hoard and Relics of War, this would be it. Pick up an Item Pack 1 too, and you've got 75/110 of the randoms from Hero's Hoard covered.

And if you're looking for those last few you can't gt in Essentials ... trade!

Shadow Lodge

Although I have most, if not all, of these cards already; I am certain to buy this set when it releases. I love the Item Card Decks. As I was furthering my knowledge of Alpha3, I noticed that the list of Animal Companions had a total of 55 creatures, which is one more than the standard 54 card decks; but includes some Very unusual choices. I would really like to see a deck dedicated to Familiars and Animal Companions; where each animal is tweaked just a bit, to show their connection to the Arcane/Divine; different fur patterns, feather length or colour, jeweled scales, etc. Perhaps a double set including "Improved Familiars"; winged cat, undead dire rat...oh, but one request...as stated months ago; no, unnecessary, boney plates or horns in awkward places.

...cheers...


Michael Gear wrote:

Although I have most, if not all, of these cards already; I am certain to buy this set when it releases. I love the Item Card Decks. As I was furthering my knowledge of Alpha3, I noticed that the list of Animal Companions had a total of 55 creatures, which is one more than the standard 54 card decks; but includes some Very unusual choices. I would really like to see a deck dedicated to Familiars and Animal Companions; where each animal is tweaked just a bit, to show their connection to the Arcane/Divine; different fur patterns, feather length or colour, jeweled scales, etc. Perhaps a double set including "Improved Familiars"; winged cat, undead dire rat...oh, but one request...as stated months ago; no, unnecessary, boney plates or horns in awkward places.

...cheers...

I love the hell out of this idea.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

You know, my group loves these...but no SPEAR cards?
Oh, woe is me.

-DM Jeff

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Any word on the release date for these? I pre-ordered them and they're holding up the rest of my order :(

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Mosaic wrote:
Any word on the release date for these? I pre-ordered them and they're holding up the rest of my order :(

Check our Product Schedule!

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
Check our Product Schedule!

Cool, I hadn't seen that before. Thanks.


KnightErrantJR wrote:

You know, its as if these Paizo guys know that I've not been spending money on monthly releases of 3.5 and Forgotten Realms stuff and have decided to help be empty my wallet in the manner it has become accustomed to over the last few years.

LOL I second that


Still waiting on mine to arrive. I'm a little miffed because this was apparently shipped ahead of Skeletons of Scarwall and while the cards have yet arrive, I got the new pathfinder today. We'll see when the golem shirt ships and when I get it.


FenrysStar wrote:
OK, if anyone with certain powers that be are actually reading these boards, I have a better suggestion for what should be in this, not so much item pack one and Hero's Hoard but all the cards from Hero's Hoard and Relics of War combined! Item pack One was already put out as a boxed set complete. But Hero's Hoard and Relics of War were not. I don't care about shiny foil cards I want every single card from the entire set available as one stinkin' set I can shove in the binder I already bought to keep everything straight with the same kinds of display pages other folks use for baseball cards. Can you do that for us please?

I want to second that request.


I was going through the my item decks to set up treasure for the comming session, and I realized that Paizo left a horrible ommision ...

There are no Chainmail Bikinis in any of the item decks!

Paizo's team needs to get on this right away! A girl's got to be properly dressed, ya know!


Šmurfette Drone 7-of-9 wrote:

I was going through the my item decks to set up treasure for the comming session, and I realized that Paizo left a horrible ommision ...

There are no Chainmail Bikinis in any of the item decks!

Paizo's team needs to get on this right away! A girl's got to be properly dressed, ya know!

Come on Ladies, I need some back up on this! A girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do!


Drone 7-of-9 wrote:

I was going through the my item decks to set up treasure for the comming session, and I realized that Paizo left a horrible ommision ...

There are no Chainmail Bikinis in any of the item decks!

Paizo's team needs to get on this right away! A girl's got to be properly dressed, ya know!

I think that's in the forthcoming Erotic Fantasy Fashion Gear Deck. :-P You'll even be able to equip the clothing on the set of Body Cards, the companion deck to Face Cards. The Body Cards are going to be random though, with Shelyn's body being a Rare card and one you'll definitely want to get your hands on.

Spoiler:
In case it needed to be said, I'm joking.


Wolf Munroe wrote:
Drone 7-of-9 wrote:

I was going through the my item decks to set up treasure for the coming session, and I realized that Paizo left a horrible ommision ...

There are no Chainmail Bikinis in any of the item decks!

Paizo's team needs to get on this right away! A girl's got to be properly dressed, ya know!

I think that's in the forthcoming Erotic Fantasy Fashion Gear Deck. :-P You'll even be able to equip the clothing on the set of Body Cards, the companion deck to Face Cards. The Body Cards are going to be random though, with Shelyn's body being a Rare card and one you'll definitely want to get your hands on.

** spoiler omitted **

Nay!

Chainmail Bikinis are Essential Equipment!

It has been so since Estaban Maroto established the trope in the early 1970s!

So we need our Chainmail Bikinis!!!!!


Just to make sure that this doesn't fade into obscurity, here are some more thoughts on ... Chainmail Bikinis!

They are an essential piece of Adventuring Equipment. They need to be included in an item pack in the near future!


Any progress yet on getting me my Chainmail Bikini item card? ;D

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I'm not taking a pro or con stand on chain mail bikinis, but it might be fun to have one or two cards in each pack determined by community vote. Folks could nominate odd items and the top vote-getter would make it into the pack.


Smvrfette Drone 7-of-9 wrote:

Just to make sure that this doesn't fade into obscurity, here are some more thoughts on ... Chainmail Bikinis!

They are an essential piece of Adventuring Equipment. They need to be included in an item pack in the near future!

+2 :D


Devlyn, Jack o' Nine Dales wrote:
Smvrfette Drone 7-of-9 wrote:

Just to make sure that this doesn't fade into obscurity, here are some more thoughts on ... Chainmail Bikinis!

They are an essential piece of Adventuring Equipment. They need to be included in an item pack in the near future!

+2 :D

+3


P assume these cards are used or magic items. For example if you get a +2 flaming longsword you can just write +2 flaming on the back of a longsword card.

Question, are these cards reusable (I.e. Can you erase and rewrite on them)?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

fjw70 wrote:

P assume these cards are used or magic items. For example if you get a +2 flaming longsword you can just write +2 flaming on the back of a longsword card.

Question, are these cards reusable (I.e. Can you erase and rewrite on them)?

The back has a large section of uncoated paper so you can write on it; if you'd like to erase it, I'd suggest writing lightly with a soft pencil.


So.... the whole thing is coated like playing cards except that one area that you write on?
You can just use a pencil and eraser on it?

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Plinke wrote:

So.... the whole thing is coated like playing cards except that one area that you write on?

You can just use a pencil and eraser on it?

Correct!

Andoran

I have to state my mother got me two different packs of these GameMastery cards. This was one of them. I love them.

I have to state on the chainmail bikini that item might tempt my mother into finding her old stats for the chainmail bikini she actually had a character wear. +5 and also distracted everyone at the table including the other players if they were male.

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