Friday, June 6, 2014

DARK SHADOWS VS. CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY


I was going snowblind this week from proofing BRIDE OF MONSTER SERIAL, the follow-up to last year's MONSTER SERIAL book. So, I thought I'd step away for a few days and create something fun: A Cards Against Humanity deck inspired by DARK SHADOWS.

It's an idea I've been kicking around for a while. After all, the game seems to be tailor-made for all things DARK SHADOWS. Here's the game description from the official website:
Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.  The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.
The publisher is selling professionally made Cards Against Humanity decks, but also provides a free PDF file of their cards so that you can print and make your own. That's what I've done with this COLLINSPORT AGAINST HUMANITY deck. Inside this PDF file you'll get:

* 96 Black Cards. These are the "question" cards."
* 96 White Cards. These are the "answer" cards.
* 2 pages of dark and light artwork to use on the reverse side of each card. These are totally unnecessary, but I've included this art if you want to make a deck of cards that looks interesting.
* Please visit the official CARD AGAINST HUMANITY website to find the rules of the game: http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/

After hitting a creative wall yesterday, I polled some of my readers on Tumblr, who kicked in a number of questions and answers for these cards. If not for them, you probably wouldn't be reading this.

That being said: Don't be surprised if you spot an occasional typo in the cards. There might be a number of "duds," as well ... you know, cards that look like they might work in game play, but actually don't? If you're finding cards that do nothing but cause problems, please let me know.

And, finally, a WARNING. While these cards are fairly tame when compared to other Cards Against Humanity decks, they can still be a little ... lewd. Do say I didn't warn you.

You can download the PDF by clicking HERE.

UPDATE

If you're going to play CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY with a group of people (and you really should) then a 96-card deck probably won't get you very far. With that in mind, I've created a PDF file containing all of these cards in a design that's compatible with the original deck. Just print them out, cut them up and shuffle them into whatever CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY deck you happen to be using. If you don't already have one, you can download the original deck from the game's website HERE.

HERE is the link for the basic deck of DARK SHADOWS game cards. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Nyde said...

Ok, so – these are FANTASTiC. Sometimes I think this site is too hip for the room.

garland roberts said...

Looks like fun!

Joke I made up for you guys:

Adam: "Carolyn not like Adam. Say Adam 'not like other guys'!"

Carolyn: "I didn't say you weren't like other guys--I said you were, like, ...OTHER GUYS!"

Cousin Barnabas said...

Thanks so much! If you play the game with this deck, please stop back and tell us how they went. It's possible some cards work really well, while others might not work at all.

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