Songfight: The Rockening

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Re: Songfight: The Rockening

Post by Spud » Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:40 pm

Well, also blame it on fluffy, who ordered several packs a few days ago, reminding me that I make a few cents every time someone orders one of these. And it worked, deck five has already been ordered!
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Post by Spud » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:23 pm

OK, so I went and made a box set of the first five decks: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/so ... -boxed-set
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You get all 270 cards in a nice box, and you save five bucks. How can you resist?
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Re: Songfight: The Rockening

Post by Spud » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:53 pm

Despite the somewhat waning interest, we march on!

Ryan Z. Dawson card added.
Rev. P. Wayne card added.
Revel Yth card added.
Rilla Dope card added.
Rio Mondo card added.
Ripping Hammer card added.
Robert Nasir card added.
Robo Honkey card added.
Roger, Roll card added.
Roy Castle card added.
Ryan Rickenbach card added.
Tailirine Irene card added.
Tam Lin Music card added.
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Post by Niveous » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:16 am

Spud wrote:Despite the somewhat waning interest, we march on!
I'm going to keep on keeping on, whatever the interest level. There are over 300 cards. That's over 300 bite-sized bits of preserved Songfight history. :)
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Post by Spud » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:18 am

Three hundred and eighteen, to be exact. You are the man!
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Post by Paco Del Stinko » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:52 am

Well, I have five full sets and a stack of grab-baggers. But gotta get me the next batch, esp. Aggabagga! How the hell did that get in there! :)
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Post by Spud » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:54 pm

So YOU'RE the one...
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Post by Spud » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:06 pm

Niv must have had some free time on his hands:

Torrentz card added.
Ryan Watt card added.
Rycehat card added.
Tdoglovin card added.
Tentativious card added.
Tentillum card added.
Thanks for the Frisbee card added.
Therman card added.
Tibor card added.
Tim Hinkle card added.
Tiny Robots card added.
Tokyo Expressway card added.
Tonamel card added.
Tony Hightower card added.
Too Fat To Be A Rockstar card added.
Toothless Blonde card added.
Toshiro card added.
Transatlantic Fight Club card added.

That's enough for another deck, but I haven't made it yet. These will show up in the random packs.
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Post by Mostess » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:30 am

If you ever play a game and can't, by game-rules alone, agree on the relative awesomeness of two Rockening bands one (or both) of which contain Hostess Mostess, we will happily participate in a Rockening SongFight to help resolve the matter for realsies. PM us here.
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Post by Niveous » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:27 am

I'm chugging along with this project. I'm hoping to make cards for as many bands as I can. Here's a little inside baseball on the project:

There are 300+ cards so far.
I've done some bit of research on almost 800 artist listings in the archive.
I predict that the end result will be about 1200 cards. (safe estimate)
There are at least 100 cards that won't get made because I can't find a band pic.
I've kept this organized on one spectacular excel workbook.
I wish more bands updated the Songfight Liner Notes.
I hate writing the superpowers because I don't think i'm funny. Usually they end up being insider nods to the bands (like references to lyrics or something I found on their website).
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Post by Spud » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:15 pm

Warlord of Marz card added.
Wally Harbinger card added.
Unfamous Jim card added.
Twisted Kingdom card added.
Jeebas Jones card added.
Tuners Union card added.
Turkey & Giblets Dinner card added.
Tuuur card added.
TV's Tile card added.
The I.P.A. card added.
Turtleboy card added.
Ignite Your Face card added.
illscreen card added.
Scott Helm card added.
Inflatable Vegetables card added.
Ingruo card added.
iqballers card added.
Na Style Jaa card added.
Sandcastle Surgery card added.
Karl's Mom & The Delicate Flowers card added.
Phunt Your Friends card added.
Johnny Cashpoint's Evil Twin card added.
Napoleon's Toes card added.
Aphunk card added.
Gibson card added.
Ux Mpuzm card added.
Bachelor Police card added.
Banditt card added.
Song Fight Orchestra card added.
Lightning Ear Fart card added.
MC Paul Denyer card added.
Dan-O from Five-O card added.
Deshead card added.
Poor June card added.
Phunt; Don't Tell card added.
Phunt Caravan Ray card added.
Walrus Gumble card added.
Baron Von Smith card added.
Barton Stink card added.
Beau McDermott card added.
The Befores card added.
Bell Green card added.
Ben Bradley card added.
The Capitalist Youth card added.
Captain Geech card added.
Carl Salbacka card added.
Carlo card added.

These are currently available in the random deck of 18. Soon, they will be bundled into additional decks.
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Post by Spud » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:42 pm

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Post by frankie big face » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:19 am

I just bought the boxed set! It's fun.
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Post by Spud » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:53 am

Third Double Deck (Deck 'C') published:
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/so ... eck-c-5-6-
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Post by Spud » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:34 pm

And just like that... two decks sold! Thank you, Wilmington, MA!

There are currently 383 cards published, all but the last five of which are in one of the seven decks. If anyone has actually PLAYED a game, let me know!
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Post by johndisk0 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:45 pm

My daughter wants to know if her dad will ever have his own card one day... I swear I am not asking for myself!

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Post by Niveous » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:52 pm

Yes. You will. It would have happened already if your website had a picture of you and a hometown listed.

You can send that info to me ("iamniveous" at that splendid thing known as gmail) and a card will soon appear.
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Post by fluffy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:45 am

Or you can fill one out yourself at http://songfight.org/rockening/submit.php - no need for Niveous to do ALL the work.
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Post by Niveous » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:59 am

fluffy wrote:Or you can fill one out yourself at http://songfight.org/rockening/submit.php - no need for Niveous to do ALL the work.
oops. left that out, didn't i.
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Re: Songfight: The Rockening

Post by Spud » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:21 am

The Rockening was launched one year ago, in time for Song Fight Live, with 58 random cards available.

Tonight, 24 cards were added to bring the total to 407! New cards are available in the random decks. New orders estimated to ship by July 30, so you still have time to get yours before Song Fight Live in Portland! Thanks to Niveous for his hard work of pulling together all the info.

Not only that, the manufacturer has upgraded their cardstock to what they claim is the best card stock in the industry. It is a 305 gsm card stock with a black core. The black core means that no light can pass through the cards regardless of what is or is not printed on either side. It has vastly better edge quality, slightly better finish, shuffles better, and has better snap than the old card stock.

Here's who was added tonight:

Catalgebra
The Howling Monkeys
Castle
Damien Verrett
Dangereus
Michael Maas
The Chocolate Chips
Holly Furlone
Ebola-Cide
Ecks Acksis
Eddie Lance
Edge of LA
Father Bingo
Factor-T
Faight With Fire
Feldspar
Quimby
Sven Mullet
Zack Facco
Your Money Wasted
Worldly Self-Assurance
Penguin Map Mijinko
The Pannacotta Army
Suave Noise Youth
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Post by Niveous » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:25 am

407. Excellent!
I've been doing a ton of research and updating my spreadsheet. Perhaps we can get closer to 500 by the time the show comes around. Besides 407 is such an ugly number. Who wants a number whose only factors are 1, 11, 37 and 407?
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Re: Songfight: The Rockening

Post by Spud » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:14 am

These were the original rules, intended to encourage trading, and assuming that people didn't have very many cards. Now that people own entire decks, or even boxed sets that they might not want to break up, I am looking for suggested changes to these rules. If there are none, we can leave it as it is, with trading optional:

The goal is to put together the best Song Fight! Super Band, consisting of one band member from each card in your hand at the end of the game.

For 3 or more players, each with their own set of Song Fight! The Rockening Trading Cards.

These rules have been designed in such a way as to not mix cards between owners, but also to encourage trading. Each player plays from their own deck, but is allowed to make permanent trades in order to enhance their hand.

1. Each player draws three random cards from their own deck. Players can look at their own cards, but should not show them to others.

2. Next, all players draw a fourth card from their deck. The player whose card has the highest winning percentage goes first. In the case of a tie, the tying players draw again, until winner is found. All cards drawn in this cycle are put aside for this game and may not be played.

3. On his or her turn, a player draws one card from their own deck. The player may now do any or all of the following:

A. Keep the card in their hand. However, the player may never end a play with more than five cards in their hand. .

B. Offer a card in their hand up for trade. They must show the card. Other players may make any offer, i.e. one or more known cards from their hand, one or more random cards from their deck, an offer to mix or play on the other player's next song, beer, cash, etc.

The active player may choose one offer or decline all, but all trades are binding, and any cards that change hands become the personal property of the players now holding them.

C. Optionally discard one card from their hand to their personal discard pile. If, through trading or other means, the player would end the turn with more than five cards, additional cards may be discarded to bring the number to five. This ends the player's turn, and the play passes to the next player to the right.

D. If the total number of fights entered by all of the bands in the player's hand equals 100 or more, they may opt to trigger the end of the game by calling "Deadline!".

4. After the deadline has been called, the rest of the players each have one more play to finalize their band. This is a good time to dump any weak players or that second bass player. Remember though, you can only discard one card per play, so be careful about hanging onto your cards too long.

5. After the final round, each player, starting with the player who called the deadline, shows their hand and indicates who from each card is in their band, what that person's role is in the band, i.e., drummer, and pitches the rest of the players on why their band is the best.

6. In the spirit of Song Fight!, the winner is declared by a vote of the players. Each player gets one vote, but unlike in Song Fight!, they cannot vote for themselves.

7. In the event of a tie, there is a runoff vote among the tied bands only, with all players voting.

8. In the event that the runoff vote does not produce a winner, the tied played each play one more hand, followed by a vote of all players. During this round, trades may still be made among all of the players, even if they are not in the play off. Repeat until a winner is declared.

9. Optionally, the players may agree in advance on the type of band they are competing to create, i.e., best Beatles cover band, best folk trio, best jam-band, etc. This agreement may also limit the number of people in the band to less than five, in which case players may discard more than one card in the final round only.
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