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Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« on: February 04, 2008, 12:39:09 am »
Have any of you played Apples to Apples? We played a few rounds of it at the last post-staff-meeting party at Jamiche's place, and it was quite a lot of fun. As I like to describe it, Apples to Apples doesn't just give you inside jokes, it gets the players to create their own inside jokes. ^^

However, I thought it would be even funnier for us if there were a "convention edition" made specifically for us con-goers. With that in mind, I started compiling a list of card ideas, getting as many suggestions from people at the party as I could muster. The game uses hundreds of cards, though, so there's PLENTY of room for more suggestions. Anything and everything goes, so please, drop an idea!

For those of you who haven't played Apples to Apples:

Apples to Apples isn't really a board game, since there's no board. It isn't a card game, since there are no real gameplay mechanics to the cards. And it's not a trivia game, because you don't answer questions. It's still competitive, though, since you can keep score and win. Overall, I'd describe it as a "social game."

There are two types of cards: red cards and green cards.  The green cards are each labeled with an adjective.  Red cards are the ones you draw into your hand, and they contain a huge variety of words and phrases: people, places, objects, events, concepts, activities, and just about anything that could have an adjective attached to it. Everything from World War II to Beanie Babies is known to be in the game.

During each round, one person acts as judge, and draws a green card face-up on the table. Everybody else takes a look at the adjective on that green card, and chooses a red card from their hand and places it face-down on the table. From there, the judge looks through the red cards and picks a favorite (without knowing who played each card). Usually, you are going for the most "appropriate" match, but the judge can choose whatever they please. The winner gets that card. The first person to collect a certain predetermined number of green cards is the winner of the game. :)




GUIDELINES FOR CARD SUGGESTIONS:

1. Please read the list first and try your best not to make duplicate suggestions. It'd also be nice if you skim through the suggestions other people have already made.
2. Please also avoid listing too many suggestions from the same source (i.e. the entire cast of Naruto).
3. Cards do not have to pertain directly to anime. They only need to be something that would be immediately recognizable to most convention goers. Generally, the game is more fun when there are only a handful of obscure references.
4. Just because something gets a card doesn't mean we are saying it is good or bad. It merely means that it is well-known. It's up to YOU to match red cards with descriptions during the game. This is what reveals the opinions and personality of the players!
5. Lastly, this may end up being a PG-13 panel, because there is the potential for "mature" card combinations, even though the individual cards usually won't be very racy. Opinions about this are welcome. However, remember that the original Apples to Apples isn't targeted specifically at kids, as there are cards such as "Sexy" (green card) and "The Holocaust" (red card) thrown into the mix.




Okay, now that I got the rules out of the way, here's the list. It's pretty long, but I hope to add many more to it, so please submit your proposed additions!  (Note that I've organized the red cards by category, but that's mostly for reference)


THE LIST SO FAR


Red Cards:

Objects
$70 Video Game Soundtracks
7-Foot Long Swords
Canadian Ibuprofen
Cardboard Box Mecha Costumes
Drink Concoctions (aka Pangalactic Gargleblaster)
Giant Mascot Costumes
Green Tea
Hot Pockets
Instant Ramen
Mountain Dew
My Anime Collection
My Fan Creations
My Video Game Collection
Overloaded Elevators
Plushies
Pocky
Ramune
Swag
The Death Star
Wall Scrolls
Figurines
"Yaoi" Paddles
Plastic Lightsabers

Places/Events
3:00am
"Adult Content In Anime" Panel
After Curfew
Artist's Alley
Closing Ceremonies
Convention Rave
Cosplay Contest
Creation Station
Double-booked Hotel Venues
Karaoke Contest
Masquerade Ball
Opening Ceremonies
Photoshoots
Raw Japanese Viewing Room
Room parties
Vendor's Room

Genres/Tropes/Cliches
Bad Dubbing
Bad Subtitles
Bishoujo
Bishounen
Chinese Buns
Hentai Anime
Huge Chests
Magical Girls
Mecha Anime
Overpowered Sword Attacks
Panty Shots
Shoujo Anime
Shounen Anime
Yaoi
Yuri

Memes
42
13375p34|< (leetspeak)
A-Chargin' Mah Laser
Buttered Toast
Chocolate Rain
Leekspin (Loituma)
My Ninja Info Cards
Rule 34
Warehouse 23

Activities/Hobbies
Con Drama
Con Romance
Cosplay
Fanart
Fanfiction
Gothic Lolita
Gundam Slashfics
Lemon Fanfics
Rickrolling
Role-playing
Room-stuffing
Showering
Sleep Deprivation

People
Bakazoku
Bootleg Dealer's Room Merchants
Con Chairs
Con Ops
Crossplayers
Drunk Con Goers
Drunk Guest of Honor
Furries
Glompers
Goggle Squad
Hotel Security
Hotel Staff
JRock Bands
LARPers
Madhouse
Manfaye
Miyazaki
Otaku Funk
Studio Gainax
Studio Ghibli
T-shirt Ninjas
Trekkies
Unexpected Roommates

Series/Shows/Video Games
Astro Boy
Azumanga Daiyoh
Bleach
Bubblegum Crisis
Cardcaptor Sakura
Cowboy Bebop
D Grayman
Daikon IV
Death Note
Dragonball Z
Evangelion
Excel Saga
Final Fantasy
Fruits Basket
Full Moon Wo Sagashite
Fushigi Yuugi
Galaxy Express 999
Grand Theft Auto
Guilty Gear
Guitar Hero
Gundam (Mobile Suit, Wing, Seed, 00...take your pick)
Haruhi Suzumiya
Inu Yasha
Karaoke Revolution
Katamari Damacy
Kingdom Hearts
Legend of Zelda
Lucky Star
Macross
Megatokyo
My Neighbor Totoro
Naruto
Ouran Host Club
Pokemon
Portal
Puni Puni Poemi
Robotech
Rock Band
Rose of Versailles
Sailor Moon
Star Trek
Star Wars
Starblazers
Super Smash Bros.
Teen Titans
The Slayers
Trigun
Tsubasa Chronicle
Vampire Hunter D

Characters
Asuka Langley (Sp?)
Batman
Captain Jack Sparrow
Catgirls
Chun Li
Cloud
Darth Vader
Gendo Ikari
Godzilla
Jack Skellington
Link
Luke Skywalker
Mario
Menchi
Naruto Uzumaki (look up spelling)
Ninjas
Pikachu
Pirates
Redshirts
Sephiroth
Sesshoumaru
Shinji Ikari
Sora
The King of All Cosmos
Tohoe (???? look up)
Totoro
Vash the Stampede
Yoda
Zombies

Media/Games/Misc.
4chan
American Cartoons
Collectible Card Games
Convention Forums
Copyright Laws
DDR
The Game of Go
Magic: The Gathering
YouTube
YTMND



Green Cards:

(Note: most of the original Apples to Apples green cards are appropriate for the convention version. These are mostly just additions, which is why there aren't many of them.)

Blinding
Fetishy
Hurts My Brain
Over 9000
Photogenic
Scarring
Whiny





....That's all at the time of this post!  Also, I wanted to mention that I would appreciate it if someone would lend me a copy of Apples to Apples at some point.  I don't own the game at the moment, and it would make for a good point of reference. :)

Additionally, I would be happy to listen to suggestions for ways to run this game.  I will need to print up a very large number of cards in order to satisfy the needs of an entire panel, and there are several ways of going about that task.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2008, 09:47:25 am by Radien »
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 02:18:36 am »
/\ Characters: Spellings good on everything except 'Tahoe', you mean Talho from eureka 7? ( If not add one from that anime! )

Looks like a interesting game... but one question came to mind did you know shinigami love red apples?
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 02:20:11 am »
This sounds totally amazing! I love this game to death. XD The only things I can think to add off the top of my head are One Piece, Pirates VS Ninja (as one card), and CLAMP. I don't think any of those were up there yet. >> I also think you should add Epic to the Green Card list. XD
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 03:22:26 pm »
Plz to add:

Legend of the Five Rings (L5R)
Unwashed Gamers
Pocky Club
Boffer Wars!
Freebird on Expert
Yojimbo
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 03:57:54 pm »
Don't forget to throw in Legend of Zelda and Mario somewhere. :3
This is one of my favorite card games. xD

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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 05:11:28 pm »
Reminds me of that old anime tcg, i dont recall the name but it was a mix of all kinds of anime characters and weapons and the like.


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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 09:45:46 pm »
Plz to add:

Legend of the Five Rings (L5R)
Unwashed Gamers
Pocky Club
Boffer Wars!
Freebird on Expert
Yojimbo

Yes to all of those, except I'd like to separate "Unwashed Gamers" into one green card and one red card. I find it's best not to pre-describe nouns when the game is about matching them with descriptions.

Also, Freebird on Expert... that's either Guitar Hero or Rock Band, right? It might be a bit too specific. But we'll see.

Don't forget to throw in Legend of Zelda and Mario somewhere. :3
This is one of my favorite card games. xD

Already in. :) Actually, they're in the original list above.

Reminds me of that old anime tcg, i dont recall the name but it was a mix of all kinds of anime characters and weapons and the like.

Do you mean animayhem?

Yeah, I knew about that game, but it seemed to be too focused on the American perception of anime, which personally made me lose a little interest.
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 10:00:26 pm »
I love Apples to Apples! I remember one time when I was playing A to A at the Sakura Con Halloween party and all the blank make-your-own nouns cards were automatically dubbed "clueless attendees."

But maybe there should be a 1337 adjective card. And catboy and catgirl noun cards.

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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008, 10:41:12 pm »
The red cards usually have funny descriptions on the bottom and green cards have 3 synonyms on them. Are you going to do that for these cards?

(I think you should, but considering how many cards you have to make, it would take a lot of work. But I'm sure many people would be willing to help.)
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 12:30:24 am »
I love Apples to Apples! I remember one time when I was playing A to A at the Sakura Con Halloween party and all the blank make-your-own nouns cards were automatically dubbed "clueless attendees."

But maybe there should be a 1337 adjective card. And catboy and catgirl noun cards.

Ha, Clueless Attendees. Could do for a red card.

1337 would be good for green.  I already have Catgirls as a red card.  Are catboys really dominant enough to have a card? For redundancy's sake should it be combined with Catgirls?

The red cards usually have funny descriptions on the bottom and green cards have 3 synonyms on them. Are you going to do that for these cards?

(I think you should, but considering how many cards you have to make, it would take a lot of work. But I'm sure many people would be willing to help.)

I do plan to do that, yes.  The synonyms are extremely useful for people who aren't quite clear on the meaning or interpretation of certain green cards.

I do expect it to be a lot of work... I'd quite appreciate help once I figure out a format for the card entries.  Would you like me to contact you when I reach that stage? :) Anybody who is interested, please feel free to contact me or post here.  This will indeed be a lot of work; the nice part about it is that there is plenty of time before the con, and the task is comparatively simple...just time-consuming.
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008, 11:28:06 am »
Green card: Destruction of Tokyo

Red: Pirate, Ninja, AMV

A friend of mine made a home version with blank cards included in the deck so players could add things. It's hilarious my personal favorite was. Cards that don't make sense and someone played Jesus.

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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 01:21:16 pm »
Freebird on Expert is Guitar Hero II. Also add:

BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) (red card)
Lolita (green card)
Lolita Tea Party (red card)
Crispin Freeman (red card)
Tokyo Tower (red card)
Ramen Noodles (red card)
My very own Persocom! (red card)
Man-Faye (red card)
Naps in the Lobby (red card)
Swag Bags (red card)
Geeky (green card)
Otaku (green card)
Furries (red card)
OMGWTFBBQ (green card)
Meg Uhde, Con Chair (red card)
The "call" Button (red card)
Weird Japanese Candy (red card)

That's all I can think of for now...
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2008, 02:46:56 pm »
Red...

- Hello Kitty
- Domo-kun
- Banana Phone
- Samurai
- Phoenix Wright
- Harry Potter

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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2008, 04:03:42 pm »
And awsome noun card would be Red vs. Blue! Or maybe Rooster Teeth! Or maybe characters from Red vs. Blue!

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2008, 04:34:34 pm »
- Shuriken
- Deodorant
- Transformers
- Power Rangers

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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2008, 06:45:09 pm »
The red cards usually have funny descriptions on the bottom and green cards have 3 synonyms on them. Are you going to do that for these cards?

(I think you should, but considering how many cards you have to make, it would take a lot of work. But I'm sure many people would be willing to help.)

I do plan to do that, yes.  The synonyms are extremely useful for people who aren't quite clear on the meaning or interpretation of certain green cards.

I do expect it to be a lot of work... I'd quite appreciate help once I figure out a format for the card entries.  Would you like me to contact you when I reach that stage? :) Anybody who is interested, please feel free to contact me or post here.  This will indeed be a lot of work; the nice part about it is that there is plenty of time before the con, and the task is comparatively simple...just time-consuming.

When you get to that stage you could just post here... or if you feel the need to contact me some other way, you can. :P
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2008, 08:23:43 am »
Add:

Down, forward, Punch!
Tetris Attack!
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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008, 07:22:41 pm »
When you get to that stage you could just post here... or if you feel the need to contact me some other way, you can. :P

Sure sure... I just didn't want to be too much of a volunteer whore. I also didn't want to make you feel like you had to follow this topic if you don't want to. But I'll mention it here either way. ;)





Anyway! lots of suggestions.  I decided to reply the quick way: my comments within the quote boxes are shown in bold.

Green card: Destruction of Tokyo
Definitely not a green card, but a good red card. Guys, remember, I mostly need red cards. Green cards should be almost all adjectives, and if not adjectives, then something that would not work as a red card.

Red: Pirate, Ninja, AMV
What does this mean...? I doubt I could look it up somewhere, so I need to ask.

A friend of mine made a home version with blank cards included in the deck so players could add things. It's hilarious my personal favorite was. Cards that don't make sense and someone played Jesus.
Jesus? Not sure. Buddy Jesus, on the other hand, is so getting added. :D


Memes to add

LOLInternet
Sure, why not?

OVER 9000!!!
Good to go, but I haven't decided whether it's best as green or red.

PTKFGS (Punch the Keys for God's Sakes!)
That's sorta nested within YTMND...it largely counts as a "meta." I think it's a bit too far removed from the convention in this case.

The Emo Song
Heck yeah. "I must be emo."

Picard Song
Definitely. To confirm, though, this isn't the soft-shoe routine he did on the bridge of the enterprise, right? It's the songs that goes "Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise," correct?

Leroy Jenkins!
Good to go. "Least I have chicken."

Safety not guaranteed
"I have only done this once before..."

(I'll come up with more and add links later)
Everything so far is pretty good, so please keep adding. :)

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Green and Red card: Host Club Tea Party
Why would this be green? As a red card, though, it's good to go.


Freebird on Expert is Guitar Hero II.
Okay, we'll see, then.

Also add:

BESM (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) (red card)
Gotcha.
Lolita (green card)
I think "Gothic Lolita" and "Sweet Lolita" would work better as red cards. As a green card it's too specific...
Lolita Tea Party (red card)
Sure.
Crispin Freeman (red card)
Heck yeah.
Tokyo Tower (red card)
No doubt.
Ramen Noodles (red card)
Also good.
My very own Persocom! (red card)
XD Hilarious. This is my favorite of your suggestions, largely for the wording.
Man-Faye (red card)
Added this shortly after I posted the above list, actually. So yes, the hairy crossplayer is in.
Naps in the Lobby (red card)
Interesting... Never done it, but if it's common enough, I'll put it in.
Swag Bags (red card)
Ooh, good one.
Geeky (green card)
Pretty much EVERY red card suggested would apply, but still, good suggestion. ;)
Otaku (green card)
Perhaps as a red card. It has more meaning as a noun.
Furries (red card)
Yep, got it.
OMGWTFBBQ (green card)
Clever...not technically an adjective, but perhaps amusing enough to work.
Meg Uhde, Con Chair (red card)
I'm carefully avoiding names of specific staffers for reasons of avoiding annoying politics. That's why it says "con chairs" instead of a specific name.
The "call" Button (red card)
Huh? Do you mean on the hotel phones?
Weird Japanese Candy (red card)
I'd remove the word "weird", but otherwise good. "Weird" can go in the flavor text.



Red...

- Hello Kitty
- Domo-kun
- Banana Phone
- Samurai
- Phoenix Wright
- Harry Potter

I think I'll just give a green light to all of those suggestions. Good ideas. ;)

And awsome noun card would be Red vs. Blue! Or maybe Rooster Teeth! Or maybe characters from Red vs. Blue!
Red vs. Blue approved. I haven't watched much of the show, personally, so for other character/inside joke suggestions from it please discuss amongst yourselves to pick your favorites. (Other people here watch it, right?)

- Shuriken
- Deodorant
- Transformers
- Power Rangers

More good stuff from oishii...already have otaku funk, but deodorant would still be a good counterpoint.

Add:

Down, forward, Punch!
Please explain further?
Tetris Attack!
It seems (strangely) popular enough. Sure.




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Re: Apples to Apples: KumoriCon Edition
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2008, 01:46:04 pm »
Red:
-The Cloud Song
-A Deathnote
-The day after con
-GaiaOnline
-DeviantArt

Green:
-Glomp Worthy
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