DnD – Deck of Many Things

Dungeons & Dragons

RPG players who have been around the table for any period of time know about the danger and allure of the Deck of Many Things. In the world of DnD, it is a powerful, dangerous artifact. It’s sole purpose is to lure and entice greedy players into biting off more than they can chew.

Now you can punish them mercilessly.

We’ve taken the deck and put it into a simple, easy-to-use application. Spend more time crafting your story and less time getting your props ready with this simple application. You can download it by clicking here.

DnD - Deck of Many Things

Custom Decks

This application allows you to change out the artwork for the deck to match the flavor of your DnD Campaign. You can also edit the SQLite database (or create your own) to add new cards of your own. The fields below are found in the database; use them as a guide for creating your own cards.

  • CardID – The ID# of the card. Used for pulling a card directly out of the deck.
  • Name – The name of the card. This also doubles as the name of the file used to display the card’s image. (Name.jpg)
  • summary – The summary of what the card does. Limit this to about 50 characters or less.
  • description – A full description of what the card does.

You will find your deck images stored in “C:\ProgramData\DeckOfManyThings\DeckImages”. Each face card, (there are 22) has a unique name. The deck background image is named “background.jpg”.

To set a new deck, click on “File”, then “Settings”, and then type the name of your deck into the “DeckArt” field.

Source Code

You can find the source code for this project on GitHub. Artwork is not available, but public domain versions are available online. Deck Image Size is 175px wide by 305px tall.