Oh, itís a dangerous world out there! Thatís just for
the normal folk. Bob is anything but normal a powerful
geek master in the Fantasy Geek game world of
protractors and intrigue. His resilience is part a
result of having unusually large hands (seriously big,
people) and the decade or so of his youth that he spent
literally inside a bubble as a result of having
allergies to all know man-made, natural, and paranormal
materials so far categorized by the minds of science.
And yes, that includes cork. Yes, it also includes
water, parrots, mopeds, and of course, Halloween candy
corn. Everything. With modern science and an intensive
local honey regiment, he was able to genetically alter
his 25 chromosomes (still no indication what the other
two do aside from make him break out in contact with
Nutella) so that he could enjoy a normal life as an
adult and once and for all, put away the bubble for warm
summer days only down the hill behind his house. In
honor of his bubbled existence, we created the Bubble
Boy protection perk within the Fantasy Geek game. Letís
see how it works.
The Bubble Boy protection applies to the Physique, Baby!
Category and is a direct response to the dreaded Corn
Nuts trap within the game. An opponent can apply the
Corn Nuts trap against a player in your roster of 6.
This trap will automatically reduce that playerís
Physique Baby score by 4 points which is a bit pop off
of a potential total of 10 (the best score). As the
description for the Corn Nuts trap read, ďAllergic
reaction to corn nuts leaves you with forehead rash.
Yes, forehead only.Ē, you can see how the Bubble Boy
protection perk in a wonderful antidote to this trap.
In fact, if you have the Bubble Boy perk applied in
advance, the Corn Nuts trap will not work and that
opponent just wasted a very valuable trap. Thatís where
the beauty of the Bubble Boy protection perk or any of
the protection perks come into playÖthe opponents canít
see that theyíre applied and therefore, they will waste
a trap on your player. That makes doubly delicious when
they attack you only to have it foiled. If we could
muster the maniacal evil villain laugh in word form, we
would but we canít, so we wonít. So what are the rules
surrounding the Bubble Boy protection perk?
You have to apply it in advance of some one attacking
your player. Each protection perk is specific to a
given category so Bubble Boy only works on the Physique,
Baby! Category . The individual perk can only be
applied to one of your geek game players. If you
protect one player and an opponent attacks one of your
other 5 players, youíll get no benefit from the perk.
That doesnít mean someone else wonít attack your player
later in the week and the protection perk still remains
valid through weekís end. When should use consider a
protection perk versus some of the others? If find
certain players getting attacked often in certain
categories, thatís a prime chance to use the protection
perk. It does three things. First, it protects the
category and geek game player as intended. Itís wastes
one of the opponents traps which are valuable. It also
discourages the other opponents from attacking your
player in the future as they fear the first two above.
Either way, itís such a wonderful way to tell your
buddy/opponent ďSuck It!Ē and isnít that what friendship
is all about. Bubble Boy just went legit in the world
of Fantasy Geekdom!