Plot Cards

 

Thermidorian Reaction

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible.

Only the game leader (as measured by the total value of groups in xir coalition) may be accused of microaggressions.

References?

The Thermidorian Reaction was the period of the French Revolution in which the revolution turned against it’s own leaders.  Card text is a quote from Maximillen Robespierre who was executed by guillotine on the 10th of Thermidor, year II.

Rules

When this plot is in effect only the current game leader may be the target of microaggressions.  The game leader is determined by total number of followers, not including followers currently disabled.  Thus the position of leader may change several times before the Reaction is finally over.

In the event of a tie, all players tied for first place are considered the leaders.

 

Mansplaining

This is why I need feminism.  He shouldn’t be able to do that.

Only players who identify as male are allowed to coalition-build.

References?

I dunno, the 1950s?

 

 

Participation Award

Just take it easy, no one likes a tryhard.

Only level 1 followers may be played.

References?

Actual participation awards.

 

 

Patriarchal Oppression

The Patriarchy is raging!  Burgfrieden has broken out globally as progressives of all stripes put aside their differences to confront the conservative menace.

Microagressions cannot be played.

References?

The Handmaid’s Tale

 

 

Flower Power

Good morning starshine, the Earth says hello.

Virtue Signals may ignore alignment.

References?

Card text taken from Good Morning Starshine, by Oliver.  “Boomshanka” is a reference to The Young Ones S02e02 – Cash.  It translates to “May the seed of your loins be fruitful in the belly of your woman,” and is the recommended way to conclude a letter to one’s fascist bully boy bank manager.

Rules

Additionally this plot makes the Venerable Elder immune to microaggressions.

 

Vicious Cycle

This, my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.

Any player holding microaggression card(s) on xir turn must play it(them.)

References?

Card text is taken from Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2. “No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” Macbeth means that there is not enough water in the sea to cleanse his hands, but instead the blood on them will stain the ocean red.

Rules

While this plot is in play any player who holds a microaggression card must play it on xir turn.  In the event that there are no viable targets in the coalitions of other players, the player must target xirself.  If there are no viable targets in any coalition or if the player does not hold a microaggression card the player may play normally.  If you are the Antifa Crusader you must play all the microaggression cards in your hand on your turn (in accordance with the rules stated above.) 

 

Paper Hearts

I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.  I am overwhelmed to the point that even small tasks make me feel like breaking down and crying.  Existence is just too much for me now.

Safe spaces have no effect.

References?

Paper Hearts is the name of the 10th episode of the 4th season of The X Files.  How this was broadcast on network TV I have no idea.

 

 

S.C.U.M.

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible.

Men have ruined the world and it is up to women to fix everything.  The first step on the road to utopia is the complete eradication of the male sex.

References?

The name S.C.U.M. and the card text refer to the radical 1960s feminist group Society for Cutting Up Men founded by professional crazy person Valerie Solanas.

 

 

Summer of Love

Orange popsicles and lemonade!  The world is engulfed in a wet miasma of hormones, heat and hemp smoke.  Even if it occurred to you to show up to work you probably couldn’t summon the willpower.

Job cards do nothing.

References?

Card title and “orange popsicles and lemonade” are references to the B-52’s song Summer of Love.  Card art is the original 1969 Woodstock event poster.

Rules

Job cards already in play also become nullified. This plot makes the Venerable Elder immune to microaggressions.

 

Race to the Bottom

The left is in a state of civil war.  All long-term considerations are forgotten as all factions lash out blindly trying to take pieces out of each other.

All successful microaggression accusations remove one end-of-chain follower from the target’s coalition.

References?

Angery meme.

Rules

While Race to the Bottom is in play any microaggression card that targets an end-of-chain follower destroys that follower.  Discard both the follower and the microaggression card.  If you are Miss Problem Glasses you may destroy two.  The two attacks are considered to have occurred sequentially.

Plot Cards

1/1024th Cherokee

It’s true and you have the DNA test to prove it.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Lizzie Warren aka Pocahontas.  In her hand is the infamous Pow Wow Chow.

Thermidorian Reaction

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible.

Only the game leader (as measured by the total value of groups in xir coalition) may be accused of microaggressions.

References?

The Thermidorian Reaction was the period of the French Revolution in which the revolution turned against it’s own leaders.  Card text is a quote from Maximillen Robespierre who was executed by guillotine on the 10th of Thermidor, year II.

Rules

When this plot is in effect only the current game leader may be the target of microaggressions.  The game leader is determined by total number of followers, not including followers currently disabled.  Thus the position of leader may change several times before the Reaction is finally over.

In the event of a tie, all players tied for first place are considered the leaders.

 

Mansplaining

This is why I need feminism.  He shouldn’t be able to do that.

Only players who identify as male are allowed to coalition-build.

References?

I dunno, the 1950s?

 

 

Participation Award

Just take it easy, no one likes a tryhard.

Only level 1 followers may be played.

References?

Actual participation awards.

 

 

Patriarchal Oppression

The Patriarchy is raging!  Burgfrieden has broken out globally as progressives of all stripes put aside their differences to confront the conservative menace.

Microagressions cannot be played.

References?

The Handmaid’s Tale

 

 

Flower Power

Good morning starshine, the Earth says hello.

Virtue Signals may ignore alignment.

References?

Card text taken from Good Morning Starshine, by Oliver.  “Boomshanka” is a reference to The Young Ones S02e02 – Cash.  It translates to “May the seed of your loins be fruitful in the belly of your woman,” and is the recommended way to conclude a letter to one’s fascist bully boy bank manager.

Rules

Additionally this plot makes the Venerable Elder immune to microaggressions.

 

Vicious Cycle

This, my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.

Any player holding microaggression card(s) on xir turn must play it(them.)

References?

Card text is taken from Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2. “No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red.” Macbeth means that there is not enough water in the sea to cleanse his hands, but instead the blood on them will stain the ocean red.

Rules

While this plot is in play any player who holds a microaggression card must play it on xir turn.  In the event that there are no viable targets in the coalitions of other players, the player must target xirself.  If there are no viable targets in any coalition or if the player does not hold a microaggression card the player may play normally.  If you are the Antifa Crusader you must play all the microaggression cards in your hand on your turn (in accordance with the rules stated above.) 

 

Paper Hearts

I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.  I am overwhelmed to the point that even small tasks make me feel like breaking down and crying.  Existence is just too much for me now.

Safe spaces have no effect.

References?

Paper Hearts is the name of the 10th episode of the 4th season of The X Files.  How this was broadcast on network TV I have no idea.

 

 

S.C.U.M.

Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible.

Men have ruined the world and it is up to women to fix everything.  The first step on the road to utopia is the complete eradication of the male sex.

References?

The name S.C.U.M. and the card text refer to the radical 1960s feminist group Society for Cutting Up Men founded by professional crazy person Valerie Solanas.

 

 

Summer of Love

Orange popsicles and lemonade!  The world is engulfed in a wet miasma of hormones, heat and hemp smoke.  Even if it occurred to you to show up to work you probably couldn’t summon the willpower.

Job cards do nothing.

References?

Card title and “orange popsicles and lemonade” are references to the B-52’s song Summer of Love.  Card art is the original 1969 Woodstock event poster.

Rules

Job cards already in play also become nullified.

 

Race to the Bottom

The left is in a state of civil war.  All long-term considerations are forgotten as all factions lash out blindly trying to take pieces out of each other.

All successful microaggression accusations remove one end-of-chain follower from the target’s coalition.

References?

Angery meme.

Rules

While Race to the Bottom is in play any microaggression card that targets an end-of-chain follower destroys that follower.  Discard both the follower and the microaggression card.  If you are Miss Problem Glasses you may destroy two.  The two attacks are considered to have occurred sequentially.

 

 

Virtue Signal Cards

1/1024th Cherokee

It’s true and you have the DNA test to prove it.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Lizzie Warren aka Pocahontas.  In her hand is the infamous Pow Wow Chow.

 

Virtue Signal the Game

We need to go one level deeper.  [Inception Honk]

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

It has been pointed out that this game is itself a form of virtue signaling.  Which we won’t even try to deny.  This is the old box design.

 

Social Media Fact Check

Your satire contains several factual inaccuracies.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Reference to the Babylon Bee’s ongoing war with Snopes.

 

Minority Girlfriend

No one ever said this had to make sense.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Reference to how interracial relationships are seen simultaneously as both oppressive and progressive by the left.  Notes included in bento lunches read “我爱你亲爱的” (I love you dear) and “日死你全家” (I hope your whole family burns to death.) 

No one said this had to make sense.

 

Occupy the Sunlight

Be a better ally.  Sit down, shut up, listen.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Lowest-effort card in the entire deck.

 

Hipster Keffiyeh

This will be perfect for the cultural appropriation awareness rally.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Has this fad died out yet?

 

AIDS Quilt

When tapped this card gives you the power of one AIDS Quilt.  AIDS Quilt power does nothing.

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

Reference to the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and a comment on how ineffective left-wing activism often is relative to the effort invested.

“Tapping” is a reference to Magic the Gathering.

 

Disturbing Fursuit

Access flaps in front and back.

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

If you want to do any deeper dive into furrydom than this I shan’t be able to come with you.  Travel safely.

 

Creative Gendering

Hello my pronouns are ketchup sandwich.

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

Attack helicopter was already taken.

 

Rainbow Cookie

Nothing says allyship like partially hydrogenated soybean oil and red dye #5.

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

Reference to the Oreo “Pride” Cookie.  Partially hydrogenated soybean oil and red dye #5 are both toxic.

 

Virulent Manifesto

You don’t need to be Weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to the 1960s terrorist group the Weathermen and virulent feminist author Andrea Dworkin.

“The ________ Conspiracy and General Ickypooperness” is an ancient Usenet meme lost to the mists of history.

 

Public Defecation Ordinance

Welcome to San Francisco

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to woke cities’ inability to keep their homeless population in check.

 

Conspicuous Consumption

As part of the 99% I’m entitled to nothing but the best.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Comment on the relative affluence of coastal elites.

 

Smash The System!

Happy birthday to the ground.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

I’m ashamed at how mainstream this reference is. I spent a lot of time drawing that cake though.

 

Enthusiastic Forum Moderation

Just like to take a minute to point out that we retain every right to lock, delete and banhammer as we see fit.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

This particular quote preceded the banning of yours truly from the BGG Facebook group.

 

Then Everyone Clapped

Emoticon, period, emoticon, period, emoticon.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to a particular variety of faith-promoting urban legend frequently spread by activists.

 

Brutal Nazi Attack!

The spray paint on my garage door, the threats on my locker, the swastika shaped cuts on my cheeks… All committed by Bay-Area fascists, Swear.

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Hate crime hoaxes are too frequent to count.

 

Mystery Petition

Don’t know what it was for, but I’m sure I must be helping.

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Nothing in particular.

 

An Avocado

Why am I here?  I don’t deserve this.

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Avocados are great and the hipster association is unfair.

 

Graduation Vasectomy

My gift to future generations is less of myself.

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

We made this as a joke but then it actually happened.

 

Genital Self-Mutilation

I was looking for something to do with that box of upholstery tacks.

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

No comment.

 

Schools for the Samburu

Yes it turns out they’re nomads.  Is that relevant?

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to activists’ tendency to show up for the photoshoot and not actually help.

The Peace Corps does in fact build buildings for nomadic peoples, who then abandon them when they migrate.

 

Semester Abroad

If you can explore a new country at the same time as picking up the international skills to gain a decent graduate job, then that’s pretty good going.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Isis Decapitation videos.

 

Whitey Must Pay

No one who despises honkies as much as I do could ever be racist.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Broken cracker, get it.

 

Beautiful At Any Size

Show a little skin?  How about 120 pounds of it?

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Nnnnope.

 

Frivolous Rape Accusation

Your tears say more than real evidence ever could.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Card text is a quotation from the Simpsons S06E09 – Homer Badman.  Apparently they can make this point but we can’t, because this is the card that got us banned from BGG.

 

Fornicate With the Homeless

No Comment

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

No not really.

 

Slutting it Up

Dear diary, where have all the decent men gone?

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Reference to both Femen and Slutwalk.

 

Perverse Performance Art

Heinrich smears pig intestines on his bare chest and recites the Tempest while I give birth to three cobs of corn.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

No actually we thought this up ourselves.  Body paint reads “иди на хуй” (essentially, “fuck off” in Russian.)

 

Friend of Bill

Epstein did not kill himself.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Reference to the state-sponsored murder of Jeffrey Epstein.

 

Microaggression Cards

Documented Appropriation

The picture your aunt posted of you in kindergarten with a tiny sombrero and magic marker Frito Bandito mustache has gone viral.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Your Childhood.

 


Hostile Work Environment

Your Organization is underrepresented in some fashionable demographic.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Angery meme, identity politics generally.

 


Milk

You might not like it, but this is the face of White Nationalism.

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

“Me Ne Frigo” is a reference to Italian Fascist slogan “Me Ne Frego” (I don’t care.)  Frigo Is Italian for refrigerator.  It’s just silly.

Also on the carton are the Confederate bars and the blood drop from the KKK flag (except white.)

Card text is taken from an actual Huffington Post article.

 


Minority Girlfriend

Are you sure this relationship is based on mutual affection rather than systemic oppression?  Can you prove it?

DIVERSITY

Base Game

References?

Reference to how interracial relationships are seen simultaneously as both oppressive and progressive by the left.  Notes included in bento lunches read “我爱你亲爱的” (I love you dear) and “日死你全家” (I hope your whole family burns to death.) 

No one said this had to make sense.

 


My Eyes Are Up Here

Your gaze lingered just a split second too long.  On xir breasts.  Or butt.  Or abs.  Or fursuit.  Or whatever your particular thing is.

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

Male gaze.  See also raep.

 


You’re Prettier When You Smile

Eh never mind actually

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

The Sexism of Telling Women to Smile

 

 


Manspreading

If your balls are hot just wear a skirt.

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

Google image search “speculum.”  Make sure mom is not standing behind you. 

 


Exclusionary Mechanics

Girls would like this game much more if it were less intellectual.  No I didn’t think about that before I said it, why do you ask?

IDENTITY

Base Game

References?

Reference to the SJW movement to make gaming more inclusive by making it less intellectual.  Picture is of a 20 sided dice with Sanskrit numerals.  Background is the Voynich manuscript.  Because intellectual.

 


Chicken Sandwich

Eleven saints and prophets in every bite.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Our Lord & Savior Chick Fil A.  Pullus Vult (chicken wills it) is a play Deus Vult (God wills it.)

 


That Damned Frog Meme

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon.  And sometimes it’s a big googly-eyed swastika.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Clown pepe.

 


Kafka’s Trial

You little shit, you’re in it now.  I hope they throw away the key.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to The Trial by Franz Kafka, in which the protagonist throughout the course of the story never finds out what he is accused of.  Card text and crossed hammers insignia taken from Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

 


Third Summer House

Sorry, No Refunds.

ECONOMICS

Base Game

References?

Bernie Sanders Summer Camp.

 


Threatening Hand Gestures

But I’m Italian!

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to a famous incident at Evergreen State College in 2017 in which the president of the university complied with a demand from student protesters not to move his hands when he spoke because they found it threatening.

Pictured is the white power “OK” symbol loved by president Obama.

Italians they a love a to move a they hands a when they a talk.

 


3rd Party Candidate

Thanks for splitting the progressive vote, asshole.

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Either Ralph Nader or Jill Stein, depending on the year.

 


Teapot That Looks Like Hitler

How about a trigger warning shitlord?

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

In 2013 Redditors pointed out that a JC Penney billboard featured a tea kettle that kind of resembled Adolf Hitler if you are both blind and crazy.  Huffington Post and Buzzfeed reported the story with complete credulity.

 


Russian Bots

Cheeki Breeki Beepski Boopski

POLITICS

Base Game

References?

Reference to the army of robots that elected fascist dictator Donald Trump.

The meaning of the phrase “А ну, чики-брики и в дамки”, which Cheeki Breeki is derived from, is related to the board game of checkers – one of the favorite pastimes of Russian inmates – and is also part of a Russian nursery rhyme. The expression Cheeki Breeki alone can mean that’s everything’s OK.

Heraldry includes elements of the Romanov family crest and the flag of principality of Muscovy.

 

Roof Koreans

Gun culture has always been about white supr–Oh wait.

DIVERSITY

Problematic Expansion

References?

In the 1992 Rodney King riots Korean store owners in South Central LA defended their businesses by sniping from the rooftops. 

I started this meme.

 

Culturally Sensitive Blackface

Your with is granted!  Long live Justin!

DIVERSITY

Problematic Expansion

References?

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau as Jambi the Genie from Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

 

Wax My Balls, Bigot

Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough.  Strut my stuff, my stuff is so shiny.

IDENTITY

Problematic Expansion

References?

In 2019 brave transpersyn Jessica Yaniv threatened to sue beauticians who refused to give her a Brazillian on her giant nuts.

Graphic is Dr. Zog’s world famous Sex Wax for surfboards.

Card text is lyrics from Moana’s Shiny.

 

Conversion Therapy

The power of prayer boosted by 50,000 volts.

IDENTITY

Problematic Expansion

References?

Reference to Vice President Mike Pence.

 

Actually, It’s About Ethics

Review my crap indie game, I’ll totally make it worth your while.

ECONOMICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

“Actually it’s about ethics in gaming journalism” is a phrase often photoshoped onto screenshots taken from horror movies or video-games as a humorous response to the Gamergate movement, mocking the over-use of the phrase.

 

Male Power Fantasy

Why do you consistently ignore the needs of women who make up almost 3% of your audience?

ECONOMICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Portrayals of strong women in media are empowering.  Portrayals of strong men are problematic power fantasies.

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Clean Your Lobster, Bucko

Ha, gotcha.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Amalgamation of three things frequently said by Dr. Jordan Peterson.  Clean your room, human society has the same hierarchical power dynamics as lobsters, and the word “bucko.”

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Problematic Crush

I’ve had like four sex dreams about Trump.  Feminists: plz tell me how to feel about this.

POLITICS

Problematic Expansion

References?

Reference to the phenomenon of feminist women being ravished by the incubus of Donald Trump in their dreams.  Card text is an actual tweet.

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