Work in progress. Probably can't be arsed to finish. Proceed with caution.
I got very bored and made a card game based on the best county in the world, Dorset. The rules are nicked from what I remember of Magic the Gathering from 15 years ago.
Each player begins with 20 life and a deck of 50 cards. The deck can be built from any combinations of the cards in the set, up to five of each individual card. Decks might focus on one colour or use cards from all colours. They take turns in order.
Each card is one of three types: Location, Character and Event. (These are pretty much Land, Creature and Instant for you M:tG fans.)
Location cards that are in play generate a number of points every turn that can be spent on any characters or events in your hand.
Points come in three flavours: Sea, Town and Country (Blue, White and Green). Each location may generate one or more these, and characters and events have a cost which may include one or more of them.
Once played, Location and Character cards stay in play unless something removes them. Event cards are used and then discarded immediately.
Character cards can be used to attack an opponent, who uses her own Character cards to defend.
Location and Character cards may have special abilities which activate under certain conditions.
|Name||Points Generated||Ability||Card Quote|
|Dolphin Centre||1T||When you play Dolphin Centre, you may search your deck for a Tatnam Chav card and put it into play.|
|Heron Court Road||1T||At the beginning of your turn, choose an opponent. That opponent takes 1 damage.|
|Dorchester Market Square||2T|
|Wool Village Stores||1C|
|Williams the Baker||1C|
|The Crescent, Boscombe||1T||When you play Dolphin Centre, you may search your deck for a Dubious Hooker card and put it into play.|
|Bournemouth Beach||1S||When Bournemouth Beach is in play, Grockle cards may be used by defending players to block any number of attacking Characters.|
|Tophill||1T 1S||When Tophill comes into play, remove any Underhill cards from play.|
|Underhill||1T 1S||When Underhill comes into play, remove any Tophill cards from play.|
|Name||Points Cost||Power||Ability||Card Quote|
|Captain Lewis Tregonwell||4T||6||When you play Tregonwell, you may search your deck for a Location card and immediately put it into play.||"What ho, chaps! I say we build ourselves a town!"|
|Gordon the Tramp||2T||2||When Gordon attacks, without looking at a clock, guess the time. If you are correct to within 5 minutes, Gordon's Power becomes 5 this turn. If you are more than 15 minutes out, Gordon's Power becomes 0 this turn.||"WHAT? HOW DO YOU KNOW MY NAME?"|
|Irate Farmer||1C||2||"Gerroff moi lahnd!"|
|Irate Commuter||1T||1||"Get off my road!"|
|Tatnam Chav||1T||1||"Oi, mate! Mate! Got any fags?"|
|Boscombe Chav||1T||1||"Oi, you! You startin'?"|
|Dubious Hooker||1T||1||"'allo love."|
|Council Member||3T||1||When you play Council Member, you may search your deck for a Location card and put it into play.||"The results of the 2012 funding round are in, and yes, we will now be allocating as much as 78% of the council tax funding on pornography!"|
|Massey-Fergusson Dealer||2C||2||When Massey-Fergusson Dealer is in play, all Irate Farmers have +1 Power.||"Assa gert big trac'r tha' is!"|
|Trainee Tank Driver||1T 1C||3||When Trainee Tank Driver attacks, Irate Commuter cards cannot be used to attack or defend at the same time, as they are stuck behind him on the A31.||"For Queen and country! And traffic congestion!"|
|Conor Burns, MP||3T||4||"The other day, while I was having tea with Lady Thatcher..."|
|Richard Drax, MP||3C||4||"See that land? Mine. That? Mine. That bit over there? Daddy's. But soon..."|
|Portlander||2C||2||If a Portland Bunny is in play, Portlander's Power becomes 0.||"Oi ain't seen you round 'ere before..."|
|Portland Bunny||1C||0||*snuffle* *snuffle* *plot Portlanders' doom*|
|Grockle||1T||1||"Excuse me, could you point me towards the Laguna Hotel?"|
|Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall||3C||3||While Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is in play, all Fishermen Characters have -1 Power||"I say, are you sure you're allowed to be fishing there?"|
|Name||Points Cost||Ability||Card Quote|
|Council Fuckery||3T||Pick one Location controlled by an opponent, and remove it from play.|
|Zoning Law||1T||Remove one of your Locations from play. Search your library for another Location and put that into play instead.|
|Stuck Behind a Tractor||2C||Pick one opponent. During their turn, they may not attack with any Characters that have a Town point in their cost.|
|Roadworks in July||3T||You may not attack this turn, and none of your opponents may attack on their turns until the next time it is your turn again.|
|Bournemouth Air Festival||2T||Every player may search their deck for up to 2 Grockle cards, and put them into play.|
|Weymouth Carnival||1T 1S||Every player may search their deck for up to 2 Grockle cards, and put them into play.|
|Dorset Show||2C||Every player may search their deck for up to 2 Irate Farmer cards, and put them into play.|
|Fireworks are Cancelled!||1T 1S||For the rest of this turn, Chav Characters have +1 Power and Grockle Characters have -1 Power.|
|Roar on the Shore||1T 1S||Grumble something about your council tax. Then remove all Grockle Characters from play.|