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Old 08-07-2017, 05:47 PM   #1
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Default Cars Wars: The Card Game expansion?

So I know this game has been out for a long time but I still see cycle through the local game store shelves.

Why no expansion for this? My buddies and I play this all the time in between heavier games. Inevitability the topic turns to expansion possibilities.

Ideas like:

MiniGun special: deals 2x machine gun damage (would require something to track this)

Radar Guided: if a player plays a swerve card against a missile a radar guided counter would negate but still deal swerve tire damage

Mines: same as paint spray but would deal tire damage

Malfunction: a 1 time card that could be played to cause any players cards to malfunction 1 time (guns, specials, ejection seat, etc.)

etc...

Anyone ever kick this around?
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:07 PM   #2
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So I know this game has been out for a long time but I still see cycle through the local game store shelves.

Why no expansion for this? My buddies and I play this all the time in between heavier games. Inevitability the topic turns to expansion possibilities.

Ideas like:

MiniGun special: deals 2x machine gun damage (would require something to track this)

Radar Guided: if a player plays a swerve card against a missile a radar guided counter would negate but still deal swerve tire damage

Mines: same as paint spray but would deal tire damage

Malfunction: a 1 time card that could be played to cause any players cards to malfunction 1 time (guns, specials, ejection seat, etc.)

etc...

Anyone ever kick this around?
There was an article in Pyramid 16 with cycles, spikes, and linked weapons.

The current edition has quite a few cards that the original one did not. (I suspect that these new items might have originally been planned for an expansion, as I seem to recall some of them being mentioned in an article by the game's designer). And the new edition is only a few years old.

There are a couple of promo cards too if you don't have them. I suspect that if any new items get added that they are likely to be promo cards rather than a full expansion.

My Car Wars group back in the day did kick around some card ideas. But that was a long time ago for my memory.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cars Wars: The Card Game expansion?

I know there is one, Body Armor maybe?

If there are more, I NEED THEM!
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:15 PM   #4
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I know there is one, Body Armor maybe?

If there are more, I NEED THEM!
There is a Body Armor promo card. And also an Out of Control promo card. Ask your friendly local MiB.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:57 PM   #5
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Hmm, I don't think I have one in my area...can anyone assist me?
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:25 PM   #6
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Hmm, I don't think I have one in my area...can anyone assist me?
I'd recommend reaching out to the MiBs running events in your area (check the MIB Demo Events forum).
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:50 PM   #7
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Default Re: Cars Wars: The Card Game expansion?

The answer to most of our "Why no expansion?" questions is almost always the same: sales and time

Games may do well locally, but overall if the sales aren't there overall then it's not really a candidate for an expansion. We also need to spend time on an expansion, and that time normally goes towards our bigger projects. Currently we have tons of Munchkin, Ogre Sixth Edition, Munchkin Collectible Card Game, and even Car Wars Sixth Edition taking most of our staff.

Car Wars: The Card Game has done well enough to stay in print, but no plans for an expansion. No rules against using your fan-made ideas in a game, though!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Cars Wars: The Card Game expansion?

Might be fun to do a booster-pack expansion.

Actually, what would be really fun is to do Car Wars Munchkin sometime. Maybe as an expansion to Munchkin Apocolypse?
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