That's How I Roll: Let's Get Political
by, 03-30-2016 at 07:17 PM (813 Views)
I've been thinking about the presidential election a lot recently. Before we get started, I strongly advocate that you vote both in your upcoming primary (if you still have that capability) and the presidential election in the fall. I'm not going to tell you who to vote for, but I suspect my allegiance will be tipped by what follows.
I found myself scrolling through my Twitter feed as I ate lunch this afternoon. As I digested political news and a most excellently grilled bratwurst, my gaze found the World's Finest rulebook sitting on my kitchen table. A thought occurred:
How would the current presidential candidates look in the Dice Masters universe?
I recently engaged in a similar exercise with beloved characters from the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman, so I immediately thought it would be a fun idea to try. I'm a journalism instructor, so I read a fair bit of news. I felt I could come up with some game effects that matched each subject's political philosophy or temperament. I instantly came up with Trump's ability.
I just needed card text for the four remaining presidential candidates for both political parties. John Kasich proved to be the hardest since I confess I don't really follow him. In the end, I decided to design two cards for him: one appeasing my sarcastic nature, the other centered around his political desire to balance the budget.
I decided to stick with super rares mainly based on laziness (it's my spring break, after all), though I'd love to see if readers could come up with some common, uncommon or rare versions of these political leaders. Post your thoughts in the comments, and I'll update the post with a compilation of the best suggestions.
Because that's how I roll.
All photos obtained via Wikimedia Commons.
Donald Trump, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders - Gage Skidmore; Ted Cruz - Michael Vadon; Hillary Clinton - Ted Eytan