Dork 20 Cards
(Published by Atlas Games)
All players start the game session with four cards dealt from the Dork20 Deck. These cards are used by players to modify rolls, boost abilities, or otherwise change the circumstances that characters find themselves in during the course of the game. Players can use their cards to affect their own character, any other PC, NPC, monster, or other game element (all of which are encompassed by the term “character” here) unless otherwise specified by the card itself or the GM. Cards can be used whether the character of the card’s player is present in an encounter with the affected character or not.
Cards with effects that last for one “encounter” generally persist through the course of one combat episode, during one out-of-combat interaction scene, or for another limited duration as determined by the GM. A player can use as many cards as he likes at one time, either before or after the roll that they modify, putting them in a communal discard pile as they are played. Players can keep their hands hidden from each other or display them face up on the table at their discretion. Unused cards and effects left at the end of the game session are discarded; they can’t be “held” for future use.