2488: Board Game Argument: Legacy
|Board Game Argument: Legacy|
Title text: Listen, you need to get over your reluctance to permanently alter a game. Now roll 2d6 to determine how many ounces of soda to spill into the box.
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This comic continues the joke from comic 2486, released the previous week, about the difficulty some gaming groups have actually playing any game at all once they get together. In this scenario the group have leveraged the difficulty of choosing a game into a game itself. It seems to be that each player has a certain number of votes, or tokens, that they can use to decide which game to play that night, with the added element that losing game being gotten rid of. This can lead to strategic play where a player might vote for a game, even if they don't want to play it that night, so that they could still play it in the future.
Once the voting is finished, the next phase of the game would be to debate which expansion packs they should collectively buy for which game.
The title of the comic is likely a reference to Risk: Legacy (or other Legacy style games), where certain aspects of play can permanently alter the game, resulting in an always changing set of starting conditions or rules for subsequent runs of the game.
The title text refers to how many board and card game owners wish to keep their games in like new condition, going as far as refusing to bridge shuffle cards so they do not bend, or not punching tokens out of their cardboard frames. Some games even have elements that are meant to be altered, such as blank cards to be filled in by the players, that often remain blank forever. The humor of the title text comes from the fact that it sounds like the speaker is chastising a game owner that does not want to engage with these elements of the game, but instead urges them to pour soda on the game (something that would usually be an unfortunate accident). "2d6" is standard notation for games that involve rolling several different types of dice, where the first number refers to the number of dice to be rolled (in this case 2), and the second number referring to the style of dice (in this cases six sided). That means that the player would end up pouring between two and twelve ounces of soda into their game box, depending on the total value rolled on the two six sided dice.
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[White Hat, Megan, Ponytail, and Cueball are sitting around a table that is covered with board game boxes. White Hat is pointing at Ponytail. Both Ponytail and Cueball are holding boxes.]
Ponytail: You may reallocate up to five tokens to your top choice from last week. Remember, the game with the least support tonight will go to the thrift store.
Ponytail: Next, we'll resume the debate over ordering expansion packs.
[Caption beneath the panel:]
We got tired of having the same repetitive arguments every week over which game to play, so we developed Board Game Argument: Legacy.
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