The Duffel Blog — America’s most trusted source in fake military news, E-4 Mafia notwithstanding — launched a kickstarter campaign today for a new Cards Against Humanity-style game titled “WTF, Over?”
Nope, that’s not a Duffel Blog headline. But it’s about as on-brand as you can get:
“WTF, Over?” uses the same colorful prompt-and-response format as CAH, but with more belligerence, knife hands, ninja punches, and satirical news headlines. Say your friend drops down a card with the prompt: “ISIS just claimed responsibility for _____.” You can come back with your best response card, be it “banning chairs in the Air Force” or “Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.” Other responses in the 220-card deck include: “Deploying just to get away from the kids for a minute,” “downgrading the Pentagon to a square,” and “James Mattis, praise be unto his name.”
Basically, it’s what would happen if Apples to Apples enlisted in the infantry and got stationed at Twentynine Palms.
The game is a joint effort between Duffel Blog, the online satire publication written by and for vets and service members — you may have heard of it? — and War Games LLC, a veteran-owned gaming business.
War Games is something of a seasoned NCO in this space, having already crowdfunded two similar humorous mil-themed card games, FUBAR and Blue Falcon, which make good use of an easy to remember format — even when drunk.
For Duffel Blog, though, having an IRL product you can touch is a pretty new idea. “I’m incredibly excited to launch this game and bring a piece of Duffel Blog offline and into the barracks or downrange,” said Paul Szoldra, DB’s founder and editor-in-chief, as well as — full disclosure! — a Task & Purpose columnist.
The Kickstarter campaign launches March 21 and runs for 30 days, with a funding goal of $15,000. If your platoon’s gotten bored with tonk and spades tournaments, maybe it just needs a little more “WTF, Over?”