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This is a deck of invented occupations & off-kilter archetypes. Each is evoked on a single calling card, through a name, a description, and a list of tools of the trade. Together, the cards make up an oracle, with which to do with whatever you like.

I'll slowly expand this deck over time, and might one day write little games specifically for use with it, but for now, its function is yours to decide.  You might draw cards to interpret your fate as judged by the cards, or generate a character for a storytelling game, or play matchmaker with the people in the deck . If you find or create new ways to interact with the deck, I'd love to hear about it!

Version 0.3 contains 36 print-and-play cards as well as a brief guide to reading them.


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Odd Jobs Doc 0.3.pdf 373 kB
oddjobs3.pdf 67 kB

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This deck is incredible and exactly what I needed today! I'm looking forward to using this in all sorts of games to quickly and easily develop or give character to NPCs.

It's a great idea, executed superbly!


the wordplay alone in these job descriptions is a delight. Looking forward to seeing how this is expanded & used! I hope you don't mind if I riff on some of these for tabletop or roleplay characters? (will DEFINITELY credit!)

I look forward to buying a copy and regenerating the community pool in the future.

Thanks so much, and go for it! They are absolutely intended to be a deck to pull characters to play from, among other things.


Y'know when something's so good you get mad? I got physically angry reading the descriptions for Shepherd's Crook and Badger and then I bought it about six seconds later. Here I am, seething over Ghost Writer and Boom Operator. Don't get me started on Skyscraper. 

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This deck is daring, dauntless, and darling. I can't wait to seed many worlds with its wonders. Thank you!

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