Posts tagged Cards Against Humanity
Posts tagged Cards Against Humanity
I’ve posted about it here before, but Channel A is my silly anime pitching card game, sort of like a more creative version of Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity. Asmadi Games (probably best known for We Didn’t Playtest This At All) is publishing it, and just started a Kickstarter. It features artwork by Dawn Davis, and revamped graphic design by Clay Gardner. I also posted a little more about it from my perspective in this blog post.
Playing cards against humanity (suggested by@The_Secretcode )
A while back I made custom cards for Cards Against Humanity, two fan expansions called “Grognards Against Humanity” (for stuff from the tabletop RPG scene) and “Weeaboo Bullshit” (for stuff from anime fandom). I then made a set of tiff files to get them printed up by Superior POD so I could use them with my CAH set from Amazon. (It’s a bit expensive, but you can use the files to get your own sets if you like; I included instructions.) In the mean time I got the two official expansions too, so I’ve now made my CAH mega-set with the base set, the two official expansions, and my two fan expansions, which comes out to about 1,000 cards. The cards from Superior POD have brighter whites and are a little lower quality than the official CAH cards, but they fit in with the other cards reasonably well, and the simple look of CAH (use Helvetica) is pretty easy to duplicate after all.
I don’t normally go in for card or board games, but Cards Against Humanity works entirely too well for me. It’s basically Apples to Appleswith weird and twisted shit on the cards. One person plays a question card, everyone else plays an answer card, the first person picks their favorite, the person who played the favorite card gets a point, repeat.
A few hours after playing the first time I hit on the idea of making my own expansion full of stuff from anime fandom called “Weeaboo Bullshit.” The next day I started working on it, and also came up with another expansion of RPG stuff called “Grognards Against Humanity.” These only really work if you know their respective fandoms reasonably well (the Grognards set will make the most sense if you follow grognards.txt and RPGnet in-jokes), though the official CAH sets also have some specific/topical stuff in them.
Cards Against Humanity is recommended for ages 17+, and I tried to keep in the general spirit of that, so the Weeaboo expansion especially has some… unsavory stuff in it. At some point I might have to see about making a friendlier card game in the general CAH/Apples to Apples/Dixit/Once Upon a Time style, more about laughter and creativity than game mechanics. CAH’s First Expansion has 100 cards, but each of my expansions has 108 cards, basically because I want to get full-sized versions printed for myself to go with the set I got from Amazon, and most POD printers do cards in increments of 18. The particular Creative Commons license they used means I can’t sell them, but whenever I get around to getting those ready I’ll post up the files so you can get your own made if you want. OTOH the CC license means you can do whatever you like with my cards too, as long as it’s non-commercial and you give credit.
Here are the PDFs. They’re in the same format as the print and play version from the CAH website; follow the instructions on the first page of that one to print these.
Also, here are some other CAH resources:
OpalCat’s page linked below suggests an optional rule that you can discard a card you don’t understand, but only after reading it aloud to the rest of the group.
Speaking of credit, Clay Gardner gave some nice suggestions as I was finishing up the Grognards set.