FREE FANWARE

Once Upon a Time the free cardgame is a fanware cardgame,
made pure for fun. It is not for sale. We enjoyed playing it
as much as we enjoyed making it. And it is still expanding.

Selling this game would probably be illegal. So it's totally free ! :-) This is fanware, this means it's made just for fun, like many of the artwork you find on facebook and deviant art. You are allowed to print it for personal use. Printing and selling would be illegal though. IF ABC OBJECTS TO THIS FREE GAME (I wouldn't know why) THEN I WILL TAKE IT OFFLINE.
But for now, they haven't contacted me yet. My email is depraeter @ yahoo.com

THREE WAYS TO PLAY THE GAME

1. PRINT THE CARDS

If you like to hold cards in your hands, brag to your friends with this special
cardgame, then the best option is to print the files at a printing service and
put them in a nice cardbox. Printing the cards in color don't come cheap
but the results are great and you really have something exclusive.

2. IN A BROWSER

A complete free way to play OUAT the cardgame is playing it in a browser.
Special thanks to Humage for their virtual cards interface.
 I've made a very playable version for you to enjoy. Just click on a realm.
One limitation though : you can't use more than one deck
so it's not possible to use a portal and switch to another realm.
But you can play the entire game as if you have one deck.

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3. IN A SIMULATOR

There are two simulators that allow you to play virtual cardgames :
tabletop simulator and tabletopia. Tabletop simulator will cost you 19 $,
tabletopia is free. There is already a tabletop simulator version.
The tabletopia version is a little harder to make but I'm working on it.

CHARACTERS

Each player in turn takes a new card, and either it will be an item
(for him to take) or an opponent (to defeat). Each character has three icons, Brains for intelligence (and magic), Heart for how charismatic
(cute, charming, loving), and Sword for how strong (courageous)
they are. To defeat an opponent you need to have the same or better.
Victor could defeat Regina, they have the same icons.

BASIC RULES

Each player and opponent has three icons.  You may use items
to get your score higher. For instance, this is Emma vs Pan.
Emma has a gun and this gives her strenght + 2.
However, she still can't defeat Pan, not even with the gun.
The gun is not helping her against Pan. She needs one brain extra.
If only she had one of these three cards, she would win the fight.
Click here for the rulebook