The Singularity Deck: Adapted Games
- Matthew Ross(mtross)United States
The Singularity Deck is an evolution of playing cards that is infinitely expandable and allows for an immense number of games to be played, adapted and original. The card back and suits have been released to the public domain so anyone can add new cards or expand the deck.
The deck is available to download through my patreon in full resolution jpegs. It's pay whatever you can afford. Patrons also help me decide what projects to work on next.
You can also pick up a professionally printed version of the deck through Drive Thru Cards: https://www.drivethrucards.com/browse/pub/10332/MTRoss-Desig....
This geeklist includes a list of adapted games that can be played with the singularity deck (along with some other bits). If you know of any other games that can be played with the deck feel free to add it below. If interested, you can find a list of original games designed for the singularity deck here: http://www.singularity.games/search/label/Games.
The singularity deck consists of up to twelve main suits and one special 100 card suit. Each main suit contains all standard playing card ranks (A thru K) plus a few extras including an 11 & 12, a singularity card (ranked infinity and 0), a City/Tower card, and an Ω card. They each include three copies of the A-rank and one copy each of the other ranks, for a total of twenty cards (A,A,A,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,J,Q,K,C,Ω, and singularity) per suit. The omega card represents a catastrophe associated with each suit. The idea is that each suit begins with alpha and ends with omega (excluding the singularity itself). Additionally the cards have secondary suits called shields, and secondary dice ranks. For a more thorough rundown of the design find out more at: http://www.singularity.games/p/deck.html, but that covers the basics.The Anatomy of the Singularity Deck:
Example Suit in the Singularity Deck, Stars:
From Alpha to Omega:
In addition to the main suits, there is a special, stand alone, 100 card suit called the Spacetime set. The card art depicts an hourglass counting down to the inevitable heat death of the universe.
To get the most use out of the Singularity deck it helps to have some other bits, including some dice, meeples, and tokens.
- [+] Dice rolls