Name: Poker Alice A.K.A Alice Ivers Duffield Tubbs Huckert Faction: Cowboys Power: 5 Equivalent Chess Piece: Rook Existence in Current Reality: Historical Greatest Attribute: Mathematical Acumen Greatest Fear: Marked cards and a light deck
Weapon of Choice: Single Action Colt Revolver Power: 2 Effect: Alice was known to carry one of these weapons hidden somewhere deep in folds of her dress. No one knows exactly where, but she could produce it as if by magic. She met her second husband (and the father of all of her children), Warren G. Tubbs in Bedrock, South Dakota when a drunken cowboy accused Tubbs of dealing a crooked game. Alice threatened to rechristen the cowboy “One Nut Ned” and he went away. She and Tubbs were married shortly thereafter.
Disposition: Alice was one tough mother. Born in England and raised in Virginia, Alice lived her adult life on the American frontier. Holding jobs as a gambler, poker dealer, brothel madam, and saloon owner, Alice ranged from Silver City, New Mexico to Deadwood, South Dakota at a time when women were not always welcome at the poker tables. Still Alice was a refined woman of virtue. She never gambled, sold liquor, or arranged dates on Sundays. In fact it was her strict adherence to this policy that led Alice to shoot and kill an unruly cowboy on the floor of her saloon in 1913. She claimed it was self defense and only spent a short time in prison. She said she was able to survive her time on the inside’ thanks to her bible and her steady supply of cigars. During her life time Alice won over $250,000* at the poker tables. She spent most of this money on fine dresses from New York and educating her seven children. As brilliant as she was deadly, and as calculating as she was beautiful, Alice was one to never be underestimated by her enemies. The only foe she could not best was a ruptured gallbladder at the age of 79.
* In current OverNerd funds that would be equivalent to just over $3,000,000.
OverNote: Alice was the occasional rancher and often used to personally break in the wild horses.
Name: Scurvy Nixon Faction: Evil Klownz Power: 4 Equivalent Chess Piece: Knight Existence in Current Reality: Original Greatest Attribute: Absolutely no regard for anything you value Greatest Fear: Nightlights and Moms
Weapon of Choice: Wet Noodles Power: 5 Effect: Flaccid. Soft. The opposite of sharp. Wet Noodles shouldn’t be dangerous, but in the hands of the Evil Klownz, they are. And it is this transformation that makes them so messed up.
Disposition: Born in the collective unconscious Scurvy is the beautiful, yet terrifying, monster that lives in your closet. She is what gets you when let an arm dangle over the side of the bed or leave a leg exposed from under the covers just because it’s too hot. Dreadful and horrific to be sure there is something alluring in Scurvy’s smile. There is a promise of pain but there is something else beyond. If nothing else Scurvy is naughty.
OverNote: Despite everything I’ve seen, done, and created, I still sleep with a blue canary in the outlet to protect me from the likes of Scurvy Nixon.
They glide above you and drink your blood when they’re hungry. They may eat your bones and organs, and muscles too, but that’s just because those things are in the way of your blood. And I’m pretty sure they taste good. To sharks anyway.
Mutant Vampire Sharks pull cards you shouldn’t have from the Power Tree into a Face Off. Then they prevent people from claiming that card after you claim the VC card. They are awesome in every way.
Most things in games, Face Off included, happen conditionally. Do x if y happens. Or under q conditions you may do r. The Ark of the Covenant makes a declarative statement. Kick someone out of the Power Tree. Boom. Done.
True story, I once saw a Cowboy player who was dominating the HQ, use the Ark to kick Billy back into the discard pile so he could be used again in a Face Off.
The Secret to making people like you is playing more Face Off.
Some people will tell you it’s about being confident in yourself first, and driving a cool later. Other people will tell you it’s about developing razor sharp taste in movies, art, music, and literature. And still other people will tell you it’s about kindness, compassion, and taking an interest in what interests others.
But I’ve done A LOT of research on this and I have three whole friends if you count that the one that recently got very, very busy and won’t call me back or respond to my emails or texts or…. Whatever. He’s really busy. Anyway the point is, play more Face Off and people will like you. If you don’t you’ll end up manipulating your husband into murdering his best friend, like Lady MacBeth.
Willie is one powerful piece of cardboard. With a power of 8 he is stronger than every starter, and only behind five power tree cards. Plus his action, which gives you victory tokens, allows you rack up points regardless of what your opponents are planning. He’s like your own personal ATM. Only instead of cash Willie hands you wins.