the breadboards! The Fantasy Geek Game is now
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a name like Fantasy Geek for a game, you know this isn't
Pop Pop's Yatzhee. You're not rolling dice or playing
with little thimbles...you're straight rolling geek
powers like it's no one's business. It's a Facebook
game which is funny since the Geek pictures on Facebook
might be a little...unsettling. Let's take a quick look
at what to expect playing Fantasy Geek besides a sudden,
unexpected rise in your pants legs height. Geek Out!
we mentioned, Fantasy Geek is played in Facebook. We
really wanted to build it around (or better yet, within)
Facebook since you can quickly get a game started with
your friends. I love playing Risk but it's such a pain
to sign up and get your friend signed up to a Pogo or
other site and they're never on there so what's the
point. Facebook is freakin everywhere and everyone's on
it. More importantly, Fantasy Geek is the kind of game
you can effortlessly play with good friends and just
acquaintances you haven't seen in years (or decades)
without too much commitment. All fun. No commitment.
Perfect for Facebook.
Looking at the main page, it's all right there.
Starting at the
top, you'll see your Geek Gaggle. That's right...a
gaggle of Geeks.
You have up to 6 spots to fill or draft from the every
increasingly list of prominent geek candidates. Each
candidate has 6 attributes which are loosely based on
the following categories: Physique, Baby; Techmology,
Odditorium, Dress Code; Gaming, and Hobbies. Geeks
have strengths in different categories and the Alpha
Geeks are strong in most if not all. Watch out for
them...they'll eat your inhaler for breakfast. The goal
is simple, you want to have the strongest attribute
scores at the end of each week to win categories against
your opponents. The goal is to win as many categories
as possible. A given geek will have an average score to
help you strategize but on any given week, the actual
score may be up or down from there. Hey, it's Fantasy
League action, Geek style. But wait, you'll not only
get these 6 geeks, and 2 cutting knives, we're not done..Perks and Traps.
is where every geek and wanna-be geek squeals with high
Perks and traps is
where the game is REALLY played.
Once you have your
geeks all picked out, you'll notice the next section
down. Perks are simple. They either kick up your
geek's score or protect you from traps. Traps are even
better and more devious. You can apply traps to your
opponent's geeks to ding their scores or cause all types
of mischief. These are the basic perks and traps but
you also have other weapons at your dastardly disposal
with reversals, misdirects, and system-generated traps
that roam around wreaking havoc on random victims. The
Bling perks and traps take the whole concept of Geek
Battle to DefCon4. Now you can apply Time Delays,
Misdirects, Stealth, and Ghost traps. Uh Oh. Clean up,
on your pants Aisle.
week, the "reveal" will happen on Friday at 3pm and
you'll see if your perk/trap strategy worked not only in
your group of 6 players, but worldwide (sure, we'll say
galaxy-wide in keeping with our Geek-loving mojo). You
can then use your Geek baubles earned for category wins
to upgrade geek personnel or abilities on the next
Just don't expect to
get the human girl.