Channel A is my first foray into designing card games, a game of creativity and wordplay in the vein of Apples to Apples and The Big Idea. Asmadi Games is publishing Channel A, and now has it available for purchase through their web store.
If you could make an anime series, what would it be about?
In this randomly creative party game you’re part of Channel A’s struggle to come up with an anime series that will be the next big hit. You know what general premise the network wants, and it’s up to you to stitch together a title from random words and pitch a series to win over the fans.
# of Players: 3-6
Playing Time: 30+ Minutes
Recommended for anime fans of ages 13+
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TV Series Edition
The “TV Series Edition” is the definitive version of Channel A, published by Asmadi Games. It features a spiffy new box, some new cards, and greatly improved graphic design by Clay Gardner. It is now available for purchase through the Asmadi Games web store.
The “OAV Edition” was an interim version of the game available through The Game Crafter. With the launch of the “TV Series Edition” from Asmadi Games it has now been discontinued.
The “Manga Edition” is a free no-frills print-and-play version of the game. Either at home or a print shop get it printed on suitable cardstock, and cut out the 2″x2″ cards to play with. You can store them in one of the AMAC plastic containers, though a sandwich bag will work too.
Studio B is a variant/reskin of Channel A, but for American B-movies instead of anime. I’m specifically going for the kind of stuff that came out of the drive-in culture that sprang up because of the removal of film-making restrictions in 1948, the cheesy black and white stuff like Robot Monster, Teenagers From Outer Space, and Plan 9 From Outer Space. The rules are pretty much the same as Channel A, though the part about being able to add simple articles (of, the, etc.) is going to be much more important. Right now it’s still a work in progress, and there probably won’t be too much happening with it until after Channel A’s publication.