Troll Trumps: A Tunnels and Trolls Card Game. Dec 11, 2010 3:57:28 GMT -5
Post by cartomancer on Dec 11, 2010 3:57:28 GMT -5
Who's up for a game of Troll Trumps??
What? You don't know what it is? Oh i'm sure you do!
This is an idea i've been toying with for a while but, to be honest, it probably really didn't need the level of thought that i've given it but i wanted to make sure that i had all the bases covered before i opened my mouth. So, here it is, my pitch for a very simple Tunnels and Trolls card game based upon a very familiar framework, Top Trumps.
As much as i'm pretty sure that most of came across these at some point in our youth, you can learn all about Top Trumps here:
Troll Trumps is exactly the same game but, with a few additional advantadges coming from an RPG background.
So how did it all come about?
I first hit upon the idea when i was just sitting there staring at a character sheet whilst a show on the idiot lantern was running through a history of toys and, just at that time, it got to Top Trumps. It hit me like a bolt of lightning!
What was the difference between the stat block on a character sheet and the stat block on a Top Trumps card? Nothing, that's what! So why not produce a Tunnels and Trolls (Troll Trumps for trademark reasons) deck? Why not indeed!
Then i realised that there was a host of other advantages that came with idea from both a gamers and a developers point of view.
As a gamer, each card gives you a new character to add to your stable as well as game you can play whilst setting up. Double score! It also strikes me as being the equivalent of baseball cards in Trollworld, with kids trading them and discussing how awesome Bad Ass Mc Barbarians slaying streak is! It's so in the vein of a light-hearted fantasy world, it's unreal.
From a developers point of view you get the audiences of both Tunnels and Trolls and, Top Trumps fans as well as my certainty that this would appeal greatly to gamers in general. It's fairly inexpensive to produce, you can release series after series and, the game is already a firm favorite among a large chunk of the populous. There is also the obvious possibility of the game introducing more players to Tunnels and Trolls as well!
So what would it look like?
A nice piece of fantasy art detailing the character (i obviously have my favorite artists *cough* Jeff Freels *cough* Chad Thorson *cough* but i imagine such descision woulld be up to whoever commisioned it) along with a stat block detailing the nine attributes of the delver*** (or monster) to ensure that the product was both 5.x and 7.x compatable and, maybe a little flavour text at the bottom.
Type should be left blank along with equipment to allow player customisation and, to allow for the effect for Edition and House Rule differences.
So, what do you guys think?? Would you like to see this in print??
*** CON, CHR, DEX, GP, INT, LK, SPD, STR, WIZ.