Cards Against Humanity: Fantasy Pack

It’s no secret that I’m terribly fond of Max Temkin. Not only is he fun to be around, but he’s a genuinely nice person who has pitched in to help with Worldbuilders in several different ways over the last couple years.

For example, when we did our podcast together, we weren’t originally planning on having sponsors. But when our audience turned out to be startlingly large, Max immediately suggested we take on select ads and donate all the money directly to Worldbuilders.

Hold on, it occurs to me that some of you might not realize who I’m talking about here. Max is one of the guys who created Cards Against Humanity.

If you don’t know what Cards Against Humanity is… Well, I almost want to congratulate you, because this must be your very first time on the internet. Welcome, traveler! Adventure awaits!

CAH is a hugely, crassly inappropriate game that has given me many wonderful laughs with good friends. It’s… it’s really indescribable. So I might as well just post up a link to the very NSFW edition of Tabletop where they played it. As well as this video of grandmas getting high and playing the game.

But seriously, the game has penetrated pretty much every avenue of geek culture. And even better, (he said, gliding right past many, all-too-easy jokes that could be made due to the phrasing in that last sentence) the CAH folks have elevated irreverence to an art form. Last year, Max and his team protested Black Friday by selling something they called Holliday Bullshit.

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What was in the box? Actual cow poop. This is a fact that still makes me smile. Then CAH took the money they made from that and donated it to Worldbuilders so it would go to Heifer International. Which is kinda poetic, if you think about it. Circle of life and all that.

I could go on and on about the things they’ve done. One year for black friday, they raised their prices instead of having a sale. Earlier this year, they released a pack of science-themed expansion pack of cards and donated all profits to provide full-ride scholarships for women seeking STEM degrees.

Anyway, today we finally get to unveil something we’ve been working on for a while: A fantasy-themed expansion pack for CAH.

Fantasy Pack

(I have no idea what’s going on in that picture. Seriously. No. Idea.)

This pack contains 30 cards, and it’s everything you’d expect from a fantasy-themed CAH expansion. The ideas for the cards were written by a team of crack authors who have helped out Worldbuilders in the past.

And (if you haven’t already guessed) ALL the proceeds from the first two weeks of sales will go to Worldbuilders in support of Heifer International. For those of you who have been wondering about the yellow progress bar on our website that says, “Coming Soon.” Well… now you know what that is for….

cards

Some of the authors who wrote cards are:

  • Neil Gaiman
  • Sam Sykes
  • Myke Cole
  • Jacqueline Carey
  • Kevin Hearne
  • Martha Wells
  • Sherwood Smith
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • Wesley Chu
  • Laura Anne Gilman
  • Delilah Dawson
  • Me
  • And a few others who would prefer not to be named….

So there you go. I’ve seen the cards. I’ve held them in my hands and read them and they are delightfully awful. A few of them made me laugh my evilest laugh.

You can buy a pack by following this link. Hell, why not get two? Get 10! (Then you get free shipping, too.)

CAH has a running tally on their website showing how much they’ve raised for us, and we’ll be checking that regularly to update our thermometer. (But again, we’re doing it manually. Because it’s hard to automate these things, and we’d rather spend our money on helping people rather than re-programming widgets.)

So. Go forth. Make the world a better place by playing this wonderful, horrible game.

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30 Comments

  1. LadyWentworth
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 5:16 AM | Permalink

    OK, so I was super excited to get someone a pack of these for christmas (while also doing some good) but sadly had to find out they don’t ship to my country (germany) at all… Is there any other way to still get this?

    • Laitainon
      Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:15 AM | Permalink

      Maybe try emailing them? From the CAH FAQ:

      I don’t live in the United States, the best country in the entire world by any metric except literacy or life expectancy. Can I still buy Cards Against Humanity?
      Everything in the Cards Against Humanity store is available in the US, the UK, and Canada, and Australia. If you don’t live in those countries, email us (nicely) and we’ll see what we can do.

    • disingenious
      Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:21 AM | Permalink

      If that doesn’t work, I’d be happy to mail it to you

      • LadyWentworth
        Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:01 AM | Permalink

        That’s super nice :) Apparently there’s some more people with the same problem, we’ll see if we can figure it out, otherwise I might actually take you up on that…

    • LizisSparta
      Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:11 AM | Permalink

      I really need those, too. Maybe we can order a ten-pack with other awesome Germans?
      Show of Handy, please!

      • LizisSparta
        Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:11 AM | Permalink

        *hands

      • LadyWentworth
        Posted November 19, 2015 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

        Maybe they’d be more likely to help us out if we got together for a bigger order… I like it.

    • Amanda
      Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:09 AM | Permalink

      We’ll have some packs in The Tinker’s Packs later, and we ship anywhere there. If you sign up for our newsletter you’ll get an email about it as soon as possible :)

      • LadyWentworth
        Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

        That’s fantastic, thanks! I also loved seeing how nice everyone is in this comment section.

      • Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

        Hey Amanda, we could look into getting some of their main games to sell in the Tinker’s Packs, too. Just to make them available to our people overseas….

        • LizisSparta
          Posted November 28, 2015 at 11:02 AM | Permalink

          Pat, Amanda, is there news in the other CAH sets? I would love to order, but would wait to get the fantasy pack so I only have to pay shopping once…

          • Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:47 AM | Permalink

            I’m afraid we won’t be able to do it this year. It’s too short notice to pull something like that off.

          • LizisSparta
            Posted November 30, 2015 at 2:52 PM | Permalink

            No worries, I trust in your team’s awesomeness to put something together for next year. I’ll just order the fantasy deck now; thanks for the heads up, I know you’re busy with more important matters!

      • LizisSparta
        Posted November 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

        That’s awesome! And Pat’s idea of selling some of the other packs is great too, I would love to get some AS presents.

        And LadyWentworth, I think it’s safe to say: Rothfuss fans are the best people

  2. hyannah77
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:01 AM | Permalink

    I hope “in the Tehlin’s Cassock” is in there.

  3. pdxtrent
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:13 AM | Permalink

    I love everything about this!

  4. TomHC3
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:41 AM | Permalink

    I was just lamenting that there really had not been any cool new stuff to buy outright during this year’s campaign. This really made up for it!

  5. imnosuperhero
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:56 AM | Permalink

    Just the few they’re showing in the ad are frigging hilarious. So I bought one for me and two for gifts. My older brother has all the expansion packs so hopefully he won’t realize this is out until I hit him in the head with it. ;)

  6. kyfty
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:13 AM | Permalink

    Done! I’ve been wanting to buy CAH for ages, this was a great reason to finally make the purchase :D

  7. catiecan
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:58 AM | Permalink

    After you buy them it asks if you’re done and there’s a button that says “Go Outside”, which links to a Google map search for parks near your address. These guys are amazing. (But I’m not going outside because I’m at work…)

    • Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

      Yeah. I love them like pancakes.

    • Anana11
      Posted November 19, 2015 at 1:27 PM | Permalink

      I was tickled by that too. They are so freaking clever. :D

      • imnosuperhero
        Posted November 20, 2015 at 7:41 AM | Permalink

        +1 to that. I laughed so hard through the checkout process that I used the contact link just to tell them how much they kick ass. I kinda felt bad, like I was spamming 911 with a frivolous phone call, but I’m pretty sure they’re used to socially inept geeks by this point. ;)

  8. Billie Lubis
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

    I got the game and pack and I’m excited to play it! :D

  9. chez
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 3:58 PM | Permalink

    Perfect Christmas present for my friend! And I loved using that website! :D

  10. nwalme583
    Posted November 19, 2015 at 8:33 PM | Permalink

    Please tell us where to aim our mail catapults… priceless

  11. imnosuperhero
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 7:48 AM | Permalink

    Also:

    “Welcome, traveler! Adventure awaits!”

    I got some looks in the break room for that one.

  12. hyannah77
    Posted November 20, 2015 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    In light of your positive relationship with the creators of CAH, is there any chance of a KKC themed CAH pack eventually? We already have some ideas https://www.facebook.com/groups/16308557780/permalink/10152949522527781/

  13. cookieleib
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 11:07 AM | Permalink

    If we correctly guess which card(s) you wrote wrote will you confirm? I already have a theory…

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