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Starman


| 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: Starman
Cost:

0 coins

Quantity:

x2

Play:

Play before your first invasion.

Description:

Your fanboys and Heroes are immune to any card that says to roll a die and destroy fanboys and/or Heroes equal to the number rolled.

Notes

Grabbing a Starman in a Mario game is always good news. Itís most common attribute is invincibility, which your Fanboys and Heroes can benefit from. While under the influence of the Starman, your units are invulnerable to the most destructive cards in WotF. Your opponents will have to stand up to your defenses with nothing but their own numbers. The effects of this card are new, so itís still being considered if Starman should also protect players from other cards, like Boomerang or Poison Mushroom. Until then, players donít have to worry about getting slammed with a Fire Blast 8, but feel free to download the Photoshop file and play-test any other variations of the card.

The first card features Super Smash Bros from the N64, which pitted everyoneís favorite Nintendo characters together in hand-to-hand combat. Smash Bros would become one of the most beloved Nintendo series of Fanboys everywhere. In the following decade, there would be so much Fanboy debate over Smash Bros characters, that the Final Destination stage would earn its own territory in WotF 3.0. The second card shows Mario about to grab a star in Super Mario All-Starís Super Mario Bros 3. In modern games, as health bars expanded and regenerating health became the standard, invincibility became less important and less popular, but in retro platformers, thereís hardly anything better.



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Alternate Artwork

Super Mario Bros is the game that introduced players around the world to the Starman. Mario is seen here, about to gain invincibility for the first time. Thereís hardly a gamer who can look at this image and not here the invincibility theme in their heads. But while this graphic is historically significant for the Starman, the color palette in the original Super Mario Bros is just too bland in comparison to the other cards.




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Previous Versions

When Starman was simply Invincibility, it only protected your Fanboys and Heroes during your turn. The card was intended as a watered down Thundershock,but when some of the cards that would have affected your Fanboys and Heroes during your turn were cut from WotF 3.0, Invincibilityís description lost too much of its usefulness to keep it around without change. Original art came from Super Smash Bros Melee.

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Kaed

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Posted: 2016-12-15 03:45:11
The distances and years involved in intargalectic travel, would probably necessitate families. And yes, in our culture, viewers often see Starfleet as primarily military, though the organization was intended to represent research and exploration more than warfighting groups. Even the current U.S. military is as family focused as they can be given their primary mission. Of they don’t send families into war zones either.