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#1 Posted by Crispy (202 posts) -

I made this post to gauge interest in a new game I'm currently working on, The Golden Duder. It's a trading card game revolving around the central concept of "Duder vs. Duder" brought forth by Winternet's Golden Duder Awards. (And yes, I asked for his go-ahead before using the name/concept.)

Here's a quick prototype teaser I mocked up the other night, but keep in mind that pretty much nothing is set in stone.

I've started working on cementing a game structure, mocking up some cards, and rudimentary prototypes. Obviously, this is a very large project; I don't want to commit to devoting huge chunks of my time developing it unless there's some actual interest from the community. It's planned to be browser-based and completely non-commercial (free). If the demand is there, I'll perhaps start a dev blog here on Giant Bomb and get to work on it. I'll note once again that everything, as seen on that promo, is subject to change, ranging from the card art to the game mechanics themselves.

So, do you guys have any interest for this kind of game?

#2 Posted by LackLuster (713 posts) -

Interest

#3 Posted by AlexW00d (6059 posts) -

Giant Bomb top trumps would be sick.

#4 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

Only if there are power ups like Personas, Mech Warriors, and You.

#5 Posted by RobotHamster (4156 posts) -

I think it could be pretty cool.

#6 Posted by Akeldama (4216 posts) -

All the interest.

#7 Posted by Gaff (1492 posts) -

One question: will there be tapping involved?

#8 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

No ex-staff members!

#9 Edited by Crispy (202 posts) -

@AlexW00d: The game design, as it stands, isn't really based on the Top Trumps model, although there are some similarities. It's more of a game about customizing a deck to your play-style, and reading your opponent, based on the information given to you.

@Dagbiker: There absolutely will be "support" cards (in the form of GB memes, quotes, and such). These include such cards as "#e3mysteries", "NEVER.", "Nothing stops the Endurance Run", etc.

#10 Posted by ShadowVirus (792 posts) -

Sounds good. If you want I wouldn't mind helping making/designing cards if you want to split some of the workload?

#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

Sure, I'd check it out.

#12 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9737 posts) -

Only if Hawkman is a character in this.

#13 Posted by erichr (58 posts) -

Hawkman suit power up card. Has double effect when used with Johnny V.

Definitely interested.

#14 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

I'm Winternet and this is my favorite Golden Duder game on the Citadel Giant Bomb.

#15 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

@Crispy said:

@AlexW00d: The game design, as it stands, isn't really based on the Top Trumps model, although there are some similarities. It's more of a game about customizing a deck to your play-style, and reading your opponent, based on the information given to you.

@Dagbiker: There absolutely will be "support" cards (in the form of GB memes, quotes, and such). These include such cards as "#e3mysteries", "NEVER.", "Nothing stops the Endurance Run", etc.

Then Im in.

#16 Posted by AlexW00d (6059 posts) -

@Crispy: Oh if there's memes and shit no thanks.

#17 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

@Winternet said:

I'm Winternet and this is my favorite Golden Duder game on the Citadel Giant Bomb.

The man himself gives this project the thumbs up!

#18 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

Cool idea. The Persona 3 and 4 styling in your mockup is a little blatant though.

#19 Edited by ShaggE (5981 posts) -

Horse Meet Rider, Rider Meet Horse card has to be an insta-win against the Ryan card.

Edit: And it buffs the Jeff card.

#20 Edited by Crispy (202 posts) -

@ShadowVirus said:

Sounds good. If you want I wouldn't mind helping making/designing cards if you want to split some of the workload?

For now, at least, I'm probably going to keep it as a solo endeavor. I might perhaps consider taking on more people once the game reaches an alpha or early-beta state, however.

@MooseyMcMan said:

Only if Hawkman is a character in this.

Probably as a support card, although it's a matter of deciding between "Hawkman" and "hawktaku.com".

@AlexW00d said:

@Crispy: Oh if there's memes and shit no thanks.

Rest assured, by "meme" I don't mean Annoying Facebook Girl or anything of that sort, but rather the memorable moments that Giant Bomb has offered in the past, such as "And That was E3". If you're not interested in that kind of thing, that's fine, but just know that the game will not rest solely on the laurels of "remember that one time?"; the core tenants and mechanics of the game will be solid.

@upwarDBound said:

Cool idea. The Persona 3 and 4 styling in your mockup is a little blatant though.

It's intentional, mainly just as a bit of an inside joke. The P4 Endurance Run obviously played a significant role in GB's early content, and, as luck would have it, the newest P4 release is called "Persona 4 The Golden". The style of the promo isn't me just trying to pull a fast one on you.

@ShaggE said:

Horse Meet Rider, Rider Meet Horse card has to be an insta-win against the Ryan card.

Edit: And it buffs the Jeff card.

Fret not, there are definite plans for "Horse Meet Rider".

#21 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -

A huge card game about Giant Bomb? The best idea ever.

#22 Posted by FLStyle (4396 posts) -

Looking forward to how this turns out.

#23 Posted by Pudge (814 posts) -

Where is the link for me to give you all my money?

#24 Edited by Humanity (7946 posts) -

It would actually be really cool if the staff would integrate this and you got cards like achievements or something and had an entire deck in your profile that others could view.

Just tack that on to the TO DO list

#25 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4669 posts) -

@Humanity: Dude, if that happens, I would spend way too much time playing it.

@Crispy: Is there gonna be BatmanBatmanBatman.com ; RivalVideoGameWebsite.com and GameBomb.ru related cards?

#26 Posted by Village_Guy (2405 posts) -

Excellent. I'm surprised this hasn't happened before?

Also will there be a Cards Against Humanity card-card?

#27 Posted by biggiedubs (493 posts) -

Kickstarter this shit!

#28 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4655 posts) -

I think this idea has great potential. As long as the game you construct is fun on it's own.

#29 Posted by Jammy411 (66 posts) -

interest right here

#30 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (381 posts) -

I just interest all over this thread.

#31 Posted by Crispy (202 posts) -

@Humanity said:

It would actually be really cool if the staff would integrate this and you got cards like achievements or something and had an entire deck in your profile that others could view.

Just tack that on to the TO DO list

While I agree that site integration could be interesting, I'm pretty safe in my assumption that it won't happen. Not only is this an unofficial project, but there would be a lot of cross-domain database'ing going on and other such issues.

@AlexanderSheen said:

@Humanity: Dude, if that happens, I would spend way too much time playing it.

@Crispy: Is there gonna be BatmanBatmanBatman.com ; RivalVideoGameWebsite.com and GameBomb.ru related cards?

In the works! Also, I'm planning for ways to include community content somehow, so that you guys have a say in which cards you want to see.

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

I think this idea has great potential. As long as the game you construct is fun on it's own.

That's a core tenant of this whole project; I want it to be more than just a quick joke. I'm iterating and tweaking different game designs to make sure it's always engaging, but also accessible.

I don't want it to be a "play-once-ignore-forever" kind of game, and I also want the base mechanics/rules to be simple (but with great depth in both strategy and metagame).

#32 Posted by AlisterCat (5397 posts) -

I offer my services to help with any design stuff you need. I loved Dave's Whiskey Media trading cards. Some community ones would be cool.

#33 Posted by Gaff (1492 posts) -

@Crispy said:

@Gaff: The current model is not based on the Magic The Gathering system of "tapping", although there are aspects of MTG included as well. I'll probably elaborate further on the game flow a little later on.

While I'm well versed in the MTG use of the word, I think you misunderstand my use of the word "tapping". If you know what I mean.

#34 Posted by Little_Socrates (5649 posts) -

Of course.

#35 Posted by Madz (62 posts) -

I was going to ask 'Where's the kickstarter.' but somebody already mentioned the damn thing.

I say go even further and have diferent types of a single duder based on some of their quotes and/or style. For example, have two Brad cards, one focusing on his sorta-kinda stoicness and other on him being good at Cards Against Hummanity.

#36 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I want a Shiny Matt Kessler.

#37 Posted by dachen (38 posts) -

If you end up making a Rivalvideogamewebsite.com card, will it be Gamespot? Because that link apparently redirects to Gamespot now. If this has been the case for a while, then ignore me.

#38 Edited by jakob187 (21503 posts) -

If there is not a Top Men card with Dave and Alexis elusively hiding in the shadows, this game has already failed.

#39 Posted by Demoskinos (13850 posts) -

Please?!

#40 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

Sweet. :)

#41 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I am all the way interested.

#42 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

Guys, settle down, or else we'll need to make our own Bombcon.

#43 Posted by RTSlord (1195 posts) -

im sooo in

#44 Posted by DarkShaper (1296 posts) -

If this turns out well it might just destroy my life.

#45 Posted by Crispy (202 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

I offer my services to help with any design stuff you need. I loved Dave's Whiskey Media trading cards. Some community ones would be cool.

I'm most likely gonna do the brunt of the work by myself for now, at least until it reaches a playable state. I'll reevaluate at that time whether or not more hands are needed. But yeah, expect community stuff for this later down the line.

@Gaff said:

@Crispy said:

@Gaff: The current model is not based on the Magic The Gathering system of "tapping", although there are aspects of MTG included as well. I'll probably elaborate further on the game flow a little later on.

While I'm well versed in the MTG use of the word, I think you misunderstand my use of the word "tapping". If you know what I mean.

In that case, all the tapping.

@Madz said:

I was going to ask 'Where's the kickstarter.' but somebody already mentioned the damn thing.

I say go even further and have diferent types of a single duder based on some of their quotes and/or style. For example, have two Brad cards, one focusing on his sorta-kinda stoicness and other on him being good at Cards Against Hummanity.

You kind of hit the nail on the head -- at least for the current working design. While I'll elaborate more a little bit later, the core concept is that you build a deck around a certain duder (e.g. Brad Muir, Adam Boyes, etc.) and the different "duder" cards (such as the cards seen on the promo) serve as their various "attacks". It'll probably make more sense after I write a blog post detailing how all that stuff works, although it's important to keep in mind that pretty much everything's up in the air for now.

@jakob187 said:

If there is not a Top Men card with Dave and Alexis elusively hiding in the shadows, this game has already failed.

Top men are on it. Top men.

#46 Posted by Turambar (6484 posts) -

All of the interest.

#47 Posted by Brendan (7511 posts) -

I thought that coworkers were a bad inclusion in the GD Awards, and I think they're a bad inclusion here.

#48 Posted by RenMcKormack (1071 posts) -

I'm making pewter figurines of Johnny V.... Unrelated to any sort of game...STOP LOOKING AT ME!

#49 Posted by supamon (1325 posts) -

Is a bucket full of interest enough? And there better be a "cast bufu" card in there!

#50 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

The Alex card is gonna win it all! 
Jump from job to job.. and then another job and another job and then ruin the place he works for before leaving! 
 
I'm kidding, this sounds like a cool idea