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2019-03-15 02:09:53 PM  
Manufactured by Lame-O.
 
2019-03-15 02:27:25 PM  
When did it become cool to hate against CAH?
 
2019-03-15 03:10:06 PM  
I'm against this. I'm sending them a card.
 
2019-03-15 03:10:17 PM  
You mean I can't chose to NOT play Cards Against Humanity?  I need a parody card game to defend myself?

I played CAH, didn't find it to that bad.  There were some plays I didn't like, but I guess for some people, it works for them.  You know, closet MAGAs.
 
2019-03-15 03:14:59 PM  
I guess $4,000 is cheaper than the medical fees for removing the stick up his butt
 
2019-03-15 03:15:04 PM  
fark you subby, you cloaca penis.
 
2019-03-15 03:16:01 PM  
It's pretty pathetic that it took 7 years to come up with an 18-card Kickstarter product to mock a game that mocks itself.
 
2019-03-15 03:18:19 PM  
Black card: I made a parody because ____

White card:  I have a giant stick up my ass.
 
2019-03-15 03:22:24 PM  
You know you can make fun something without disliking it.  It might be funny to see reactions if you slip the cards into a real CAH deck.
 
2019-03-15 03:22:39 PM  

RanHakubi: Black card: I made a parody because ____

White card:  I have a giant stick up my ass.


Cards Against Cards Against Cards Against... and oh no I've gone cross-eyed.
 
2019-03-15 03:22:54 PM  
"I lack creativity and enjoy the illusion of being funny."
Could have broken that up into several cards and assembled suitable responses with those words.
 
2019-03-15 03:23:00 PM  
I would be kind of impressed if there was a real game there but this is essentially buying a thing to keep in your closet so you can occasionally show it to people rather than just tell them you hate cards against humanity.
 
2019-03-15 03:24:39 PM  
I think most people seeing this are missing the joke. Go look at the other videos by this guy. One involves playing Risk with Jenga pieces as everything.
How To Play - Jenga
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2019-03-15 03:24:57 PM  
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2019-03-15 03:28:12 PM  

Billlbo: Go look at the other videos by this guy.


No, and I'm not going to smash the like & subscribe buttons on his YouTube either.
 
2019-03-15 03:28:34 PM  

lack of warmth: You mean I can't chose to NOT play Cards Against Humanity?  I need a parody card game to defend myself?

I played CAH, didn't find it to that bad.  There were some plays I didn't like, but I guess for some people, it works for them.  You know, closet MAGAs.


I once responded to a ____ + ____ = ____ with "Republicans", "Man meat" and "Kids with ass cancer".

That combination won.
 
2019-03-15 03:29:17 PM  
And what did you bring for show and tell?

Survivor's guilt.
 
2019-03-15 03:29:44 PM  
Really?  That's the entire "parody"?

Troll harder, dicknuts.
 
2019-03-15 03:31:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?


After it became popular.
 
2019-03-15 03:33:21 PM  
My only problem with CAH is where Target puts it on the shelves. Right smack in the middle of the toy and children's games. I've TWICE had to enlighten oblivious shoppers that thought their under-12 children would like a fun card game.
 
2019-03-15 03:33:32 PM  
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2019-03-15 03:34:57 PM  

madgonad: My only problem with CAH is where Target puts it on the shelves. Right smack in the middle of the toy and children's games. I've TWICE had to enlighten oblivious shoppers that thought their under-12 children would like a fun card game.


You think that parents will get tired of having to explain to their children who Pac-Man is?
 
2019-03-15 03:41:28 PM  

Dimensio: madgonad: My only problem with CAH is where Target puts it on the shelves. Right smack in the middle of the toy and children's games. I've TWICE had to enlighten oblivious shoppers that thought their under-12 children would like a fun card game.

You think that parents will get tired of having to explain to their children who Pac-Man is?


And what it gargles?
 
2019-03-15 03:47:28 PM  
"To me, you get to play formulated jokes crafted by a business and pretend they are your own," he writes. "For some reason, EVERYBODY goes crazy for it. People look at you as if you're a maniac if you don't like it."

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2019-03-15 03:48:20 PM  

madgonad: Dimensio: madgonad: My only problem with CAH is where Target puts it on the shelves. Right smack in the middle of the toy and children's games. I've TWICE had to enlighten oblivious shoppers that thought their under-12 children would like a fun card game.

You think that parents will get tired of having to explain to their children who Pac-Man is?

And what it gargles?


I felt that leaving the rest of the card out would make for a better joke, as though suggesting that the worst aspect of the card, with respect to children reading it, is its mention of Pac-Man.
 
2019-03-15 03:50:57 PM  

Dimensio: madgonad: Dimensio: madgonad: My only problem with CAH is where Target puts it on the shelves. Right smack in the middle of the toy and children's games. I've TWICE had to enlighten oblivious shoppers that thought their under-12 children would like a fun card game.

You think that parents will get tired of having to explain to their children who Pac-Man is?

And what it gargles?

I felt that leaving the rest of the card out would make for a better joke, as though suggesting that the worst aspect of the card, with respect to children reading it, is its mention of Pac-Man.


I'm just amused that others remember that card.

We have house rules for CAH. You have to finish your drink every time you play a dirty or a homemade card.
 
2019-03-15 03:57:52 PM  

NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?


There's been pushback against if for a few years. Here's one example:

https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-ag​a​inst-humanity-problems/

TLDR version: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.
 
2019-03-15 04:06:59 PM  

Tyrosine: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.


Those people should stick to getting people banned from Twitter.
 
2019-03-15 04:09:21 PM  

Tyrosine: NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?

There's been pushback against if for a few years. Here's one example:

https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-aga​inst-humanity-problems/

TLDR version: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.


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2019-03-15 04:15:17 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: RanHakubi: Black card: I made a parody because ____

White card:  I have a giant stick up my ass.

Cards Against Cards Against Cards Against... and oh no I've gone cross-eyed.


That's why your mom said to quit doing that so much; because it could make you stay that way.
 
2019-03-15 04:21:36 PM  

Dimensio: You think that parents will get tired of having to explain to their children who Pac-Man is?


I'm sick of having to explain heteronormativitiy to people.
 
2019-03-15 04:30:38 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: Tyrosine: NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?

There's been pushback against if for a few years. Here's one example:

https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-aga​inst-humanity-problems/

TLDR version: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.

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Why is /pol/ leaking into my fark again?
 
2019-03-15 04:35:48 PM  

Misch: heteronormativitiy


It's kind of a useful thing to do since it can lead to a wider discussion of queerness and conformity. I don't think I've ever played a game of CAH where there wasn't a Queer person of some sort at the table, but it's a word that doesn't get used enough and very often there's a moment of "Oh, hey, it's like how I don't want to be like my parents!", which can be pretty funny.

I usually play CAH at a Strip Club, with dancers and staff (almost always during day shift and with permission from the club's owner) and there are some gotcha cards that almost no one will know. Most of the stumpers have to do with politics or Cats (the Theater pack is all cards about the musical Cats), but I don't think any other basic-set card causes more pause than that one.
 
2019-03-15 04:45:25 PM  

Tyrosine: NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?

There's been pushback against if for a few years. Here's one example:

https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-aga​inst-humanity-problems/

TLDR version: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.


Eh, I'm more in the camp of this dude but don't care enough to kickstarter a parody game about it.  It was entertaining once or twice, but once the novelty of getting older relatives to awkwardly say dirty things wears off then it's not really that fun.  To each their own.
 
2019-03-15 04:46:25 PM  

likefunbutnot: Misch: heteronormativitiy

It's kind of a useful thing to do since it can lead to a wider discussion of queerness and conformity. I don't think I've ever played a game of CAH where there wasn't a Queer person of some sort at the table, but it's a word that doesn't get used enough and very often there's a moment of "Oh, hey, it's like how I don't want to be like my parents!", which can be pretty funny.

I usually play CAH at a Strip Club, with dancers and staff (almost always during day shift and with permission from the club's owner) and there are some gotcha cards that almost no one will know. Most of the stumpers have to do with politics or Cats (the Theater pack is all cards about the musical Cats), but I don't think any other basic-set card causes more pause than that one.


I want more context on how you come by spending your days playing card games with strippers...
/Come by... Heh...
 
2019-03-15 05:04:44 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Tyrosine: NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?

There's been pushback against if for a few years. Here's one example:

https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-aga​inst-humanity-problems/

TLDR version: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.

Eh, I'm more in the camp of this dude but don't care enough to kickstarter a parody game about it.  It was entertaining once or twice, but once the novelty of getting older relatives to awkwardly say dirty things wears off then it's not really that fun.  To each their own.


I'm in kind of a related camp, in that most of my friends/family just say funnier things when we're hanging out, talking, and having a couple of beers.  Doubly true once you've played a few times and seen the best cards already.  CAH's good as an icebreaker, I don't dislike it or anything, dark humor's just better when it's more spontaneous.

/If you really want to go dark, try the Cyanide & Happiness game.  Same general premise, but in "randomize a comic strip" form, and capable of going WAY further.  Similar flaws apply, though.
 
2019-03-15 05:13:38 PM  

mathamagical: uses more pause than that one.


I want more context on how you come by spending your days playing card games with strippers...
/Come by... Heh...


Long story short: I got adopted by a strip club. The management and the dancers both. It's just a few blocks from where I live and I can honestly say my closest friends are some of the people I know from there. I go out and do things with dancers and I'll stop by when business is slow (i.e. day shifts) and hang out. This is difficult to explain without sounding like a weirdo but it's been really good for me.
 
2019-03-15 05:25:10 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Doubly true once you've played a few times and seen the best cards already.


CAH can completely change if not every player has the same values you do. Obviously, the players have to be willing to play, but the game is very different if you have a 70something grandma at the same table with a stoned genderqueer sex worker.
If you're always playing with the same people, it'll get old quick.

If you're a big enough nerd, a game I truly love instead is Slash, where the players are asked to make a case for their One True Romantic Pairing for a pop culture character, performer or object. This can be done simply ("Of course Dumbledore should be with Magneto!") via longer persuasive argument or telling a short story ("The monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey TOTALLY has a glory hole in it, so..."). The only problem is that almost no one has the full range of pop culture knowledge of everything that's in the game, so you sometimes have to negotiate which card you'll play with. But it's great if you have at least mildly geeky friends.

There are also games like Jetpack Unicorn, Superfight and Disturbed Friends that kind of work in a similar space but are much more open and creative than CAH.
 
2019-03-15 05:27:38 PM  

Billlbo: I think most people seeing this are missing the joke. Go look at the other videos by this guy. One involves playing Risk with Jenga pieces as everything.
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Wow, what a toolbag he is.
 
2019-03-15 05:58:16 PM  

likefunbutnot: mathamagical: uses more pause than that one.


I want more context on how you come by spending your days playing card games with strippers...
/Come by... Heh...

Long story short: I got adopted by a strip club. The management and the dancers both. It's just a few blocks from where I live and I can honestly say my closest friends are some of the people I know from there. I go out and do things with dancers and I'll stop by when business is slow (i.e. day shifts) and hang out. This is difficult to explain without sounding like a weirdo but it's been really good for me.


Man, if it works for you then good for you. Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.
 
2019-03-15 06:31:36 PM  
Is this compatible with CAH? Because if it is, I'll totally integrate it into my CAH set.
 
2019-03-15 07:08:28 PM  
yeah CAH has always been, to me, the physical embodiment of, lame.

Apples to apples + what 15 year olds think of as "adult" things = maybe when i was 15 this would been cool, but it came out after i was already fully equipped with my own creativity and imagination. So is kinda just boring to me.

I will admit in  general most "party" games land pretty far outside my interest zone.
I like just being social without a device hook like a game, when i am at parties.
And i like actually being challenged, like working out at the mental gym, when i want to play games.

So most party games fail to have anything to offer me most days anyways.

But CAH was also just the most rudimentary "remix" of smashing an already made game into just potty mouth/obvious 2d offensive material.
So the astounding low level of creative effort it takes to "design" this game + the low level of thought it takes to play it + how widely popular it became =  yeah what  that says about us as a whole is depressing as fuk.

The one saving grace for the whole thing from my POV,is, feel free to print your own, PDFs provided online.
yeah ok ,that's a decent bone to throw at a game that seems to have had as much design effort put into to make it something you'd give away for free anyway.
 
2019-03-15 07:46:24 PM  

Tyrosine: NeoCortex42: When did it become cool to hate against CAH?

There's been pushback against if for a few years. Here's one example:

https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-aga​inst-humanity-problems/

TLDR version: Some people are made uncomfortable by crude and/or politically incorrect humor so the rest of us should take their feelings into account.


The first time I played it, my friends had a house rule that if you were the reader and a card crossed your personal line, you could dump it in the box, no questions asked.  My first time up, the very first card I read went into the box.  After reading the rest of them, I sheepishly dug that first card out of the box and declared it the winner.
 
2019-03-15 08:31:26 PM  
I make my own cards. Just buy old decks used and put stickers on them.
 
2019-03-15 09:00:05 PM  
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2019-03-15 09:21:10 PM  
The fact that there is a My Little Pony-themed Cards Against Humanity expansion pack has either destroyed or redeemed my faith in humanity.  I haven't decided which.
 
2019-03-16 07:42:29 AM  

Mouser: The fact that there is a My Little Pony-themed Cards Against Humanity expansion pack has either destroyed or redeemed my faith in humanity.


MLP, in the form of Bronies, should have done that long before the CAH expansion.
 
2019-03-16 08:09:08 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: RanHakubi: Black card: I made a parody because ____

White card:  I have a giant stick up my ass.

Cards Against Cards Against Cards Against... and oh no I've gone cross-eyed.


I suggest you don't worry about those things and just enjoy yourself.
 
2019-03-16 08:22:26 AM  

likefunbutnot: CAH can completely change if not every player has the same values you do. Obviously, the players have to be willing to play, but the game is very different if you have a 70something grandma at the same table with a stoned genderqueer sex worker.
If you're always playing with the same people, it'll get old quick


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2019-03-16 10:57:39 AM  
CAH also gives to a lot of progressive charities, and as such is coming under fire from conservatives who dislike that something so crude could do so much good in the world.

Then they go to church and listen to a man who probably raped an altar boy tell them about charity and goodness.
 
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