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Invasion, the 5th-Grade draw-it-yourself card game

A bunch of the 5th graders I teach have started creating their own customizable card game. It’s called Invasion, and all I can figure out so far is that it involves an attacking player trying to push through a defender’s defenses and kill his characters. I have no idea how the actually gameplay works. They spend most of their free time laboriously drawing hundreds of these cards, each with their own names, illustrations, stats, and powers. There doesn’t seem to be any mechanism to balancing these cards, everyone just makes cards they think are cool.

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  1. Parker Glynn-Adey

    This looks fantastic! You must learn how to play this game, and report back to us.

  2. David Sullivan

    My money’s on the Ice Dragon. Can’t “uses all the power” if you’re encased in ice for two turns!

  3. James

    This is awesome! Keep it up!

  4. rumorsmatrix

    I did something very similar for an after-hours kids club when I worked at a public library. It was essentially 1000 Blank White Cards, but each person would pick a theme for their deck (zombies, aliens, robots…), and to balance things a little, each time you needed a number for your card, you had to roll a D6. Worked really well!

  5. Chris Rutledge

    Yessssssss. This is SO COOL.

    This sounds like a job for a Risus/SuperFight mashup!

    Man, I am so diving into this.

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