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Thwomp


| 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: Thwomp
Cost:

2 coins

Quantity:

x2

Play:

Play before your first invasion.

Description:

Place a Thwomp token on the border between any two adjacent land territories. No fanboys or Heroes may make invasions or redeployments across this border until the start of your next turn.

Notes

Thwomp has been blocking Marioís path for decades, and he only seems to grow bigger with each game that heís in. In War of the Fanboys, Thwomp (or perhaps itís a multitude of Thwomps,) slams down and completely blocks passage between two adjacent territories. Thwomp may be the most efficient border patrol ever seen, and heís certainly more intimidating than a barbed wire fence.

The first card shows Thwomp trying to crush Mario in a castle level of Super Mario Bros 3 from Super Mario All-Stars. In this SNES game, he is a simple, 2D sprite composed of less than 10 colors. The next card shows just how advanced Thwomp has become. In Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), Thwomp is still trying the same old game, only now he looks a lot more detailed. There are even plumes of dust that are kicked up when he slams his mass down on the stone.

Clarifications



Are Indigo Plateau and Zoraís Domain adjacent?

Yes



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Alternate Artwork

This is another case where the War of the Fanboys art direction needed to be broader in terms of Fanboyism it represented. Sure, higher polygon counts may look prettier, as seen in this Mario & Sonic Olympics game, but itís important for gamers to recognize their roots, and understand that Thwomp was, at one time, a two-dimensional creature. There were a few other choices that didnít survive the editing process, and itís no wonder, considering that Thwomp has appeared in dozens of Mario-related games.




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Previous Versions

Thwomp remains unchanged since WotF 1.0. The image is a piece of concept art for Thwomp from page 38 of the Nintendo Playerís Guide for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

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Taron

says:
Posted: 2016-12-15 03:48:04
Make a deal ….our industry and this town has suffered enough. It must be great to be married to Marg and not have to be worried about making your house pa82#nt&eym30; It’s funny – we hear nothing from the WGA. I bet they are not interested in losing additional income and pension hours.