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August 27, 2007

24 ADVISORY

We assume that The Amazing Steve will be posting his ongoing summary of how he imagines 24 would be going this week if it were still going on. As usual there will be a placeholder post here at 9, with Steve posting in the comments.

Meanwhile, thanks to Martha Thomases, we have this report from Gen Con 2007, the gaming convention, containing a reference to this blog:

A game I found particularly amusing was the 24 Trading Card Game. This game is intensely immersed in its license; players play with 24 card decks to reach 24 points. I was immediately disappointed to find out that none of the Dave Barry 24 clichés made it to the cards. There’s no establishing of perimeters or even shooting people in the thigh. The game is a lot more fun if you only play while speaking in gruff voices, the resource system is even denominated in time so if you can’t afford a card in your hand you can loudly declare “There just isn’t enough time.” The raw mechanics do have potential though. If the upcoming base set can give players a little more to do to each other while in the mission phase of their turn this game could be a real winner. As is it seems that raw stats win the day with an alarming frequency.

This blog fails to understand how there can be a so-called "24" game with no thigh-shooting OR perimeters.

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It's a tragedy!

This game isn't apparently licensed by Fox or any of its subsidiaries. To leave out thigh shooting, perimeters, or a "DROP YOUR WEAPON" card is unacceptable. Besides, there can't be a "24" card game because Jack Bauer never gets played!

But posting FIRST three times today has not been.

This game isn't apparently licensed by Fox or any of its subsidiaries. To leave out thigh shooting, perimeters, or a "DROP YOUR WEAPON" card is unacceptable. Besides, there can't be a "24" card game because Jack Bauer never gets played!

*calls Chloe to upload schematics of Gen Con's booth layouts*

*establishes perimeter*

*shoots Upper Deck administrators in the thigh*

*drinks*

STOOPID BOT! I would ask to have it shot in the thigh, but I bet that card isn't in the Dave Barry Blog deck. Wonder if there is a death by hot wax card though?

RIGHT on the money, Rick!!

Ah...nice simuling, Doc. :) You gonna be around later for the unveiling of the next 24 epistle?

*perimeter*

*Drinks*

*perimeter*

*Drinks*

*pererimeterr*

*Drinks*

*perrerimeerr*

*Drinks*

*prrrrrrmeerr*

*Drinks*

*prrrrrrrrrr*

*Drinks*

M'Okay. Caught up now. Whersh my carkeys?

*WAVESH @ Hammie!!*

I got 'em over here. :-) Sorry. You're over the two-drink max. You're gonna have to sleep it off on the couch.

*Waves @ DD!!!!!*

Nice weekend, Hammie?

*flaps in for a moment, waves @ Hammie & Diva*

Hammie, I'll have some of what you're drinking.

And I think all the bloglits should purchase these cards, so we can play the game together, here, on Monday after the Amazing Steve's latest installment.

I think I would echo Jack Bauer in exclaiming "Dammit."

Hey, Ducky!! :) GREAT idea! I'll be happy to host(ess) an online tournament. So will Doc Rick, I'll bet.

Hi, Bãrön! Where you been keeping yourself lately? Or have I just been a ship passing in the night?

Got any Jacks?

Go fish.

Thanks, Diva. I think we need to add some of our own cards, though. Must haves: Perimeter, Shot in the Thigh, and as Baron so eloquently put it, Dammit.

Must flap away again--see y'all later!

Afternoon!!

OT rant:

Just spent 3 hours (yes that is THREE)at an oral surgeon's office for a consult to see if my youngest will need her wisdom teeth extracted. Of course she does. I knew that! I just told her to choose between getting those out or going to college. It is NOT cheap.

/OT rant!

*WAVES @ Hammie and grabs the bottle & chugs*

ahhh thanks!

Card words needed for a 24 game:

"Jack"
"Perimeter"
"Cellphone"
"President"
"Schematics"
"Socket"
"Suspect"
"Thigh"
"Hendrix"
"Permission"
"Dammit"
"Protocol"
"Link"
"Time"
"Server"
"Port"
"Call"
"Torture"
"Codekey"
"Establish"
"Detain"
"Follow"
"Down"
"Terrorist"
"Asassins"
"Weapon"
"Shoot"
"Chopper"
"Chloe"
"Authority"
"No"
"Central"
"Open"
"Command"
"Wait"
"Arrest"

So, with the appropriate cards, you can have conversations like:

Jack Character: [Chloe][Establish][Central][Command][Authority][Link]
Chloe Character: [Codekey][Needed]
Jack Character: [Hendrix]
Chloe Character: [Jack][Just][Detain][Terrorist]
Jack Character: [No][Time]
Jack Character: [Need][Information]
Chloe Character: [Jack][No][Torture]
Jack Character: [Call][President]
Chloe Character: [Jack][Follow][Procedure]
Jack Character: [Dammit]

Think of the hours of fun you could have making up realistic 24 dialog.

myke

*Waves @ JD and Siouxie!!!!*

We'll also need a Ramparts card (good for unexpected distraction).

I'm afraid that the '24' card game only continues the trend that there's only been 1 decent card game ever made from a TV show.

Which one, you ask? Has anybody ever played the "Family Ties" card game? Remember that show from the 1980s? Well, it was a simple game....the players play their hands & whoever gets stuck with the "Skippy" (the resident nerd of the show) card at the end, loses.

is this a clothing optional game?

crossgirl, we could do a "strip-24" version.

PERIMETER!!

DRINK!!

STRIP!

Hi, Bãrön! Where you been keeping yourself lately? Or have I just been a ship passing in the night? -- Posted by DeskDiva
I have been around, but lately when I have been coming into the office that have had me doing this strange and extremely time consuming pastime that is apparently referred to as WORK????! I just have not had the opportunity to do a lot of blogging, what with this WORK???? thing coinciding with moving.

Hopefully the posers powers that be will forget about this tedious WORK???? thing, and let me getback to what's really important...

*Sigh*
*Puts clothes on*
Ready.

um...Hammie, if we get a "Ramparts" card to distract the men, what card do the women get as a distraction??

hmmm I know...

THIS!!

Ah, Bãrön, my dear man. And moving in the process? How yicky. I hate moving. It's too much like WORK!!!!

What a beautiful pic, Siouxie!

*sigh*

Siouxie, I would have thought you would have preferred this as a distracting card.

I appreciate the sympathy, DD. Now, if I only had some soft ramparts to rest my weary head upon, I would start feeling a little better.

*SMACKS* Baron!!!

I know, El.

*drool*

...although after that last linky, I doubt I will be getting any offers from the ramparts bearers on this particular blog ;).

It's been too long. I just had to do it.

Well, cg - since my opera has just about become a clothing-optional venture, I guess I could play, too.

Bãrön, I practice hovercraft, and I'd have to be REALLY stupid to pick up on any "tinurl"s around here....

Ok this is totally off topic and serious as a heart Attack.

If you see this man please get the word out ASAP. Saying this guy is sick is like saying Michael Vick was stupid. For the safety of our children we need to keep an eye open. I know that this is a fun blog and I logve it. However this is the only forumn I have that will reach coast to coast.
Thanks for reading it
Richard
aka
Recovering 24 Addict

Thanks, ex-Addict! I read about this. God know where he'll end up. SICK SICK SICK!

*sharpens her machete and gets out the night vision goggles*

ready!!

Well, cg - since my opera has just about become a clothing-optional venture, I guess I could play, too.

Posted by: DeskDiva | 02:34 PM on August 27, 2007

what a brilliant idea!!

tracking the perv, also a good idea.

Here's a little more information about the proclivities about this hopefully-soon-to-be eunuch.

"I know it sounds kind of crazy, but there's kind of a code of ethics that these pedophiles have developed and what it is ... the contact has to be completely consensual, no coercion, if you're going to do it," McClellan said.

ATTENTION. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "CONSENSUAL" WHEN CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED!!

*prepares vat of boiling wax, array of rusty scalpels, assorted LARGE-bore catheters and capsaicin rubs*

(See what Nurse Tammy's taught me? She'd be so proud!)

Hm. Make that dull, rusty scalpels, please.

A good friend of mine went to GenCon this year, and mailed me a copy of the Jack Bauer card!

I'll see about getting a picture of it uploaded.

Oh, and DEFINITELY not-sterile and infected with multiple strata of bacteria and virii from typhoid to bubonic plague.

Gee, where did all the men go? ;-)

No such thing as consensual when it comes to children...but what if he came on to me?!

CrookedInc.com

Hey i just had a thought. Jack can use this perv for target practice to make sure his thigh shootin skills are get rusty. Besides if he misses and hits his croutch oh well.

I also sent Addict's link to everyone in my address book. The more people who hear about this creep the better.

Layzee, I don't blame you. Good idea. I'm doing the same. Some of the commenters on that article thought it was an overreaction. But apparently his blog was a guide for active and wannabe sickos like himself. *shudder*

You know...I can barely grasp the concept of being sick enough mentally to seek out this information for himself, but the urging on of others is a total MIND BLOWER.

Three 24 card games here.

It seriously disturbs me to see that the 24 game link is on the same page as links to Little Golden Books, Disney and Thomas the Tank Engine.

It seriously disturbs me to see that the 24 game link is on the same page as links to Little Golden Books, Disney and Thomas the Tank Engine.

It seriously disturbs me to see that the 24 game link is on the same page as links to Little Golden Books, Disney and Thomas the Tank Engine.

I'll say DeskDiva.

Apparently that bore much repetition.

Stoopid bot.

A "Hold your mud" card would be in order also

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