Semi-collectible card game Geek Fight! has released a second set, The Final Battle, in which moderately well-known Internet personalities the Angry Video Game Nerd and the Nostalgia Critic go head to geeky head. And, also, there is a Super Mecha Death Christ.
Geek Fight! is a fast and relatively simple game of nerd combat. You throw down a combatant, add some tactics and items and try to beat up your opponent’s combatants. The cards come in fixed sets, so there’s no collecting to worry about, although there are promo cards that are tough to track down.
A lot of the cards in the Final Battle set seem to revolve around inside jokes and obscure Internet culture references, most of which made no sense to me. However, that does not in any way detract from the awesomeness of the card art nor the fun of the game itself. The first set, known as Beta Edition (and soon to be rereleased) is focused more on gamer culture, conventions, smelly guys, fan-girls and other things we gamers are all too familiar with. A chainmail hackey-sack? Yeah, I want that.
Another interesting thing about Geek Fight! is that the cards have advertising on them. It’s an interesting business model, but the ads are pretty gamer oriented, and the cards themselves are ridiculously cheap ($7 for two 20-card decks ready to go to battle, and $1 for seven-card fixed packs), so I doubt most gamers would mind.
If you head over to Diving Dragon Games Shop right now and are one of the first 10,000 people to order a Final Battle set, you’ll get a couple of limited edition foil promo cards. If only they’d make a Robot Viking card. Hmmmm…