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Sand Trap


| Mario | Zelda | Pokemon | Kirby | EarthBound |


| 1up Mushroom | Bullet Bill | Cape Feather | Chain Chomp | Fire Flower | Frog Suit | Lakitu | Mushroom | Peach's Castle | Poison Mushroom | Sand Trap | Starman | Tanooki Suit | Thwomp |


Card Info


Title: Sand Trap
Cost:

2 coins

Quantity:

x1

Play:

Play when an opponent captures a land territory.

Description:

Any fanboys or Heroes placed onto the territory may not attack again or redeploy from that territory until the player's next turn.

Notes

A desert level is as classic as a fire level or an ice level, and sandpits that a hero can fall into are probably seen in every video game series from the NES/SNES era. Still, Mario has probably been most consistent, with even the newest iterations featuring sand traps. In War of the Fanboys, players can turn entire territories into desert with the Sand Trap card. This is great because the reward felt by the player who uses it, the frustration felt by the player that gets stuck, and the size of the army thatís immobilized are all proportionate to one another.

The artwork comes from New Super Mario Bros Wii, where Nintendo introduced four-player side scrolling madness to its most popular console. In the level seen here, geysers of sand would rise up and cut off those who were trying to dash to the finish, slowing down their progress.



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Alternate Artwork

Sand Trap is a loved card, but itís powerful, and unfortunately one of the two had to be cut in WotF 3.0 to make way for new cards. I liked the original artwork, and I went to the trouble of Photoshopping out all the HUD information, but it seemed that WotF cards were too old-school focused, and it was important not to neglect new generations of Fanboys. The original screenshot from Super Mario 64 is actually an excellent metaphor for the card, as the entire perimeter of the pyramid is surrounded by a sand pit that will suck Mario down, never to be seen again. But as always, I encourage players to use whatever version of the card they like, or download the .psd file and make your own.




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Previous Versions

No need to fix what isnít broken. A hallmark of good design is a rare need for change. The artwork is the same screen as above, but without any of the HUD information edited out.

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Jacey

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Posted: 2016-12-15 03:34:49
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