I made myself a set on index cards and handling them made me realize they need to be oriented vertically, like playing cards. I think I’ll differentiate them from the character cards by making the latter horizontal. Just playing around right now.

Also, the name: I’m thinking CAROLINA DEATH RIDE. Or CAROLINA SWAMP CRAWL. Autumn suggested CAROLINA SWAMP DEATH (Good metal band name but not very active). CAROLINA DEATH CRAWL? I can’t decide. Which variation do you like? Can you think of a better one?

More Card and Name Musings

10 thoughts on “More Card and Name Musings

  • April 7, 2009 at 6:56 am
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    Thanks for that helpful suggestion.

    CAROLINA POSSUM TROT occurred to me also, although that might be too obscure. Possum is 1860’s lingo for good friend, and a possum trot is a backwoods game trail.

  • April 7, 2009 at 8:38 am
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    I like Carolina Swamp Crawl. I would be cool to incorporate possum somehow though.

  • April 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    I think you had it earlier w/o knowing it:

    THESE FIENDS AND HYENAS

  • April 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm
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    Thanks Mike. That’s an actual quote, by the way! Raleigh State Journal, 5 August 1863. I love it, it’ll be used somehow, maybe as a sub-head, but it isn’t active enough for me. It really does sum up the character of the raid, though.

  • April 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm
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    It may be better as a subhed under the right thing. (But please, please not under CAROLINA DEATH CRAWL.)

    The only thing really wrong with POTTER’S RAID as a title, although it took me a bit to warm up to it, is it describes the pre-game, not the game. I think you need something similarly plain-on-the-surface for the meat of what’s happening. THE MARCH TO NEW BERN is unfortunately not quite it.

    THE LAST MARCH OF COMPANY L? (Wait, is it the last?)

  • April 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm
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    Hmm … I see what you are saying. My impulse is to go with something punchy and sensational that promises fun for the player, rather than something serious and historical-sounding. Ideally both of course – back to fiends and hyenas. Thanks for thinking about this, it is helpful.

  • April 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm
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    I think I’m guided by the brilliantly titled and generally transcendent book WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP.

  • April 8, 2009 at 6:40 am
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    CAROLINA SWAMP WALTZ
    CAROLINA POSSUM HUNT

  • April 10, 2009 at 11:49 am
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    I’m still thinking of _Inglorious Basterds_. I think if you grabbily describe the knaves in the title, the action is a given.

    CAROLINA TRAITORS
    MARCH OF THE TURNCOATS

    oh hell I don’t know. Damn Tarantino stole our title.

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