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A podcast about topics in game design featuring the many people who come together to make games possible.

Dec 16, 2014

The Supershow is a high-intensity, unpredictable card game like the exciting world of the wrestling that it draws its theme and mechanics from. The game bills itself as the world's first UCG (unpredictable card game). Players choose to compete as wrestlers from the Legendary Fighting Federation in the SRG Universe or as real life wrestlers from the independent circuit to see who is the best in the ring. The base game comes with 2 wrestlers and 2 base decks, but each wrestler has his own special gimmick power and 3 finishing moves to inflict on his opponent. At the beginning of each turn players roll dice and check the symbol against their stats. The winner draws a card and may play a grapple, submission, or strike. Be careful, these cards can be countered, which might give the opponent the upper hand. Once a player has a lead and follow-up move on the table, he or she can attempt to pin the opponent. The match is still not over as the opponent has 3 die rolls to match whatever the is rolled by the player who applies the finish. The unpredictability of the game keeps all players invested in the action much like a live wrestling match.

This game has been a blast to play both as a fan of games and a huge fan of wrestling.

Our discussion focused on the origin of the idea for this game and the process behind its creation. We learn that this game has a connection to the Tops Trading Card Company. And finally, we discuss how the world of professional wrestling has responded positively to the idea of a game like this.

If you would like to learn more about this game or buy a copy, please visit the SRG Universe or its Facebook page. If you are local to the Queens area, the Supershow is putting on an event before a wrestling show in Jamaica, NY. Please visit the links for more information.