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I am probably crazy, but I am entering the GWB Game Design Contest

The rest of you guys are doing sprite games. And you are talking trash to each other. My game will be an RPG card game. I will probably use another blog here on GWB just for the game, but this is good enough to start off.

The game is called The Bloodletting. It will be similar to a Magic or Pokemon card game, but with different rules and sequences because I technically don't play Magic and also so that I don't get in trouble. There will be a heavy RPG component with colorful character cards and stories. The card art will be designed by my daughter Mindy, who is an aspiring anime artist. Mindy will be blogging on the card and character creation process as well.

The backstory:
The year is 2076. The U.S. ran out of oil fifty years ago and pissed off enough Middle Eastern countries so that they wouldn't sell them any more. As you might expect, that set off bloody World War III, in which the U.S. did not do very well. In the middle of the war, the Middle East ran out of oil as well.

The U.S. and world plunged into chaos. The U.S. economy, already strapped by social programs and war, reverted to gang rule in most locations. Now, the only semblence of local governments consists of wealthy land barons who have enough armor and weapons so as to control their small sections of what is left of the cities. All others are either in raging road gangs or in voluntary servitude to the land barons. Feudalism has returned...

In the cities, the land barons amuse themselves by wagering in the arena. They have created teams of warriors who fight and die in the arena for their amusement. The arena sport is called The Bloodletting... Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 2:30 PM | Back to top



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That sounds like a great idea Scott!! I can't wait to see it in action and play it myself :). Remember, this is all about having fun. Chris and I mostly trash talk because that's how we enjoy communicating to each other :).

And I don't think you're crazy if that's any consolation. Good luck!!!
Left by Jason Olson on May 20, 2006 5:35 PM

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