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Sam Archer
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Ace In The Hole by Sam Archer

March 3rd, 2013 3:47 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a deck of playing cards featuring real-world desires, actions, people, objects, feelings, laws, or anything else. Use the deck by playing appropriate cards in appropriate situations in your real life.

I never really got into M:tG or any of its cousins, so I went in a different direction from most, drew some inspiration from the pretired Dérive - The Gathering task, and made a Fluxx-style game with cards that represent things you might do or plan or be drawn by while out for a walk to noplace in particular. A number of the cards are of course inspired by SF0 tasks and groups.

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet it's actually not too expensive to get a single set of custom playing cards printed up, so once I'd designed all the cards it only took me a couple of weeks to get an actual set of them in my hands.

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Then I went out and played a quick game. Here are some photos I took during my first playtest.

Leave a Penny
Viewfinder
Climb It
Win!

If you would like your very own copy, you can get it here.

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Leave a Penny
Viewfinder
Climb It
Win!
bargain.png
beat%20the%20heat.png
climb%20it.png
full%20circle.png
instill%20life.png
junk%20art.png
maximum.png
philanthropy.png
proofreader.png
run%20through.png
secret%20tattoo.png
serendipity.png
treasure.png
trespass.png
deja%20vu.png
drift.png
frustration.png
haiku.png
leave%20a%20penny.png
life%20line.png
me%20and%20my.png
meditate.png
merit%20badge.png
take%20a%20penny.png
time%20loop.png
viewfinder.png
warp%20zone.png
wind%20tossed.png
determinism.png
easy%20way.png
free%20will.png
hard%20way.png
iconoclast.png
monolith.png
on%20up.png
palette.png
ranger.png
signs.png
the%20%20clump.png
the%20pulse.png
to%20the%20water.png
tranquility.png
back.png

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a sfø card game ! +1
posted by rahan on March 3rd, 2013 6:02 PM

mighty fine idea M. Archer.

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posted by relet 裁判長 on March 3rd, 2013 11:34 PM

Are you offering us to buy back our ideas?

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posted by Sam Archer on March 4th, 2013 1:43 AM

You make a good point; if I were smart I'd be selling these things at a profit so I could monetize my tasking.

($8.36 is the site's printing cost for this particular game; they let you tack on any extra amount you want as profit, so you can either just print stuff up at cost or try to make money at it. It's like CafePress for games.)

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posted by Lady Pixie on March 4th, 2013 7:58 PM

YESS!!!!!

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posted by Idøntity player on March 5th, 2013 5:41 AM

I award you all of the -7 points I have.

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posted by Sam Archer on March 5th, 2013 7:26 AM

Take them back! Take them back!

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posted by Lady Pixie on March 18th, 2013 9:44 PM

I've given you all the points I can Idontity player, you have to task again!!!!!!!!!!

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posted by Libris Craft on March 30th, 2013 12:50 PM

This is really really neat. I'm deeply tempted to order a set...

And I love Fluxx!