New edition of Cyber Realm Deck (3rd Edition)
The new deck is really two decks in one. The first deck (Principles deck) includes the ten principal cards and cards 1 – 20, which are question cards. The card backs have a brighter tint. The front has the middle band in orange and the bottom part in green.
Cards 21 to 40 (Information Array deck) have a darker tint. The front has the middle band in green and the bottom part in orange. Card 21 explains three dimensions of information, as described in the CNSS 4011 Annex A. Cards 22 to 30 are definitions of the characteristics of information, the states of information, and types of countermeasures. There is also a wild card. The wild card has no specific function in the game and is added for your benefit. You can choose to incorporate it or not as you see fit.
The question and example cards in the decks have codes in the lower right-hand corner that indicates the answer for that card. The codes are encrypted using a rotation cipher. The number next to the code is what the rotation is. For the principle cards, the code is the first three letters of the answer. For example, if it is decrypted, it would be information hiding. For the Information array deck, the letters represent the Characteristics of information, Information safeguards, and the states of information. More explained in the Information Array section.
Each card also has a QR code. The QR Code will take you to that card’s web page on the gencybercards.com site. Some cards will have more supporting information.