Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Board Game: Channel A

One of the other things I got to do at Origins was play a nifty little card game. Let's watch, shall we?

The Game: Channel A
The Publisher: Yaruki Zero Games
Time: An hour or so, depending on the number of players
Players: Me, +Michelle Lyons-McFarland+Cheyenne Rae Grimes, and +Stentor Danielson

Game Play: So, you've got premise cards and...the other kind. Um. Voting cards, I think. Anyway, you're pitching anime series to each other. The Producer (which changes each round) chooses two premise cards from a hand of four, and then everyone plays three or four voting cards from their hand and pitches the show. So it's a game in the vein of Apples to Apples, but with more "Pink Creamy Boyfriend" (one of my winning pitches).

I think that says "Melty Cake Stars." Can't remember that pitch. 

Everyone votes on the best premise, that person gets some points, and the Producer hat passes to the next player. Player three rounds (that is, everyone is Producer three times), player with the most points wins!

Michelle's pitches all involved Gothic literature and pipes.
Opinions: I was resistant to this game because I don't generally care for anime, but this was actually a lot of fun, because I do very much like being ridiculous and thinking on the fly. We actually came up with a few pitches that would have worked perfectly well as game settings (Fate Accelerated, man).

Drinking during the game helps, too. 

Keep? Yep.