Well, as Shamus Young’s game giveaway has ended, I thought that it was high time to have one here, on the Whimsy Games site. I’m going to ask folks to do a bit of work to earn their entry. As anyone who has purchased a copy of Sherwood Showdown already knows, the game comes with 4 blank cards- 2 full, like the outlaws, and 2 half and half, like the leaders.
To enter this giveaway, just use the comments to tell me one character you would create, and what your character’s special ability is if they have one. There will be 2 winners- one randomly drawn and one Designer’s choice, chosen by yours truly. So you can trust to luck, or you can imagine something fun and amazing and WOW! me to increase your chances. The contest is open to anyone living anywhere on earth, and will remain open until July 27th at 3pm Mountain Standard time.
*edit- as requested by commenters, here is a quick summary of the cards in the game with special powers- all the rest are simply strengths 1-10:
Special outlaws include a Thief and Pickpocket who steal ransoms from the opponent if you win the melee, a Healer who allows you to return 1 card from your discard pile to your hand, and the Bugle Boy, who allows you to draw an additional 3 cards at the end of a melee.
Leaders include the Fair Maiden, who lures the opponent’s weakest outlaw to your side; Maid Marian, who gives each of your outlaws an additional 2 strength; Friar Tuck, who returns all weapons played in a melee to your hand at the end; Robin Hood, who may be played along with any other outlaw as a sidekick; a Fighter who may use 2 weapons; and a Giant, who is just big.