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These Cards Have Hearts is a small tabletop role-playing game about card games and friendship. You will play as someone who cares way too much about a children's card game challenging a tournament that has a dark secret that could change the world. Fight against friends and rivals using your Heart, Skill, Luck, and Money. No matter who wins, the real winner is usually friendship.

To play all you need is 3-5 people, 4-6 hours, some 6-sided dice, and something to write things down with. You do not need any real cards to play this game!

If you grew up enjoying watching Yu-Gi-Oh (or Bakugan or any game-based friendship type of show) and thought it would be fun to be a cool anime character and have action-filled anime card battles where the rules, numbers, and cards really don't mean anything then I think you will really enjoy this game!

While I do consider this game a finished project there are plenty of things I would love to add to it and/or expand on. If you play this game and have any thoughts about it, please let me know how your time with it went. It will help me know better which things may need improvement and also hearing that people played my game would make me very happy!

These Cards Have Hearts is a Powered by the Apocalypse game and has mechanics inspired by The World Wide Wrestling RPG by Nathan D. Paoletta

Special thanks to the people who helped play-test this game: @Gender_Pirate, @SunnyTranxiety, @disabledpaladin, and @Bird_Allergies. They are all wonderful people and helped me make this game into something I love.


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

These Cards Have Hearts.pdf 112 kB

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The Game But Free

For every person who buys this game there will be a free copy here for anyone who wants to play it but the cost would be too much of a burden. So if you don't have much money at the moment and you think this game seems cool please accept one of these community copies, no questions asked.


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I bought this and was wondering in the section called "Another Failure" on page 6, what does forward mean? i doesn't seem to appear anywhere else.

"Forward" is a mechanic of Powered By the Apocalypse games that means a certain number modifies the result of your next roll or your next roll that meets a certain condition.  So in the case of Another Failure on a 10+ the target will subtract 1 from whatever the result of their next roll is. In the case of a 7-9 whoever used the move will subtract 1 from the next roll they make specifically for a move made toward the person they targeted. I didn't really think to include text explaining it since it's usually presupposed information in Powered By the Apocalypse games. Sorry about that!

Thank you, this is very helpful it's my first time doing something like this. I'm exited to play this, thank you for making it! have a lovely day.

What's the special price point? Is it supposed to be listed?


there isnt one. "Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive." is just the text itchio puts on games that use a reward system which is what i use to offer community copies

okay, ty!!