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Shane P. Hallam
06-26-2008, 11:24 AM
I imagine many of you saw my teaser awhile back, located here (http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22582). This is what was meant by it.


Comahan and I have created an online IRC Trading Card Game called “IRComics.” This game is played on IRC and allows you to collect super heroes and super villains to pit against other NFLDC members in match-ups that you can only dream of in comic books.

We have gone through a two week, double blind beta test with numerous NFLDC members (special thanks to comahan, Draftguru, AperfectScore, Wo_ot, Forenci, Renji, Scottyboy, Turtlepower, diabsoule, and fenikz). We have tweaked the game and now have nearly 200 unique characters to play as along with some fun ways to play.

Think of the game as something similar to Magic The Gathering, Pokemon Cards, or even the Star Wars TCG. You get certain “cards” (or in our game, characters) who each have unique abilities, attacks, etc. You form a team with the characters you have and battle again someone else who has a team. You will earn money by playing games, and can spend that money on booster packs and more. Everyone will start off with 4 heroes and 4 villains and expand their collection from there. With so much to collect, the game will stay fresh and you can always trade with other people.. We’ll also be holding tournaments, championship matches, and more for those who participate. If you have some free time and want something fun to do, IRComics can be really great. Just ask anyone in the beta!

Applications: We will now take applications for people who are interested in joining the game. I recognize that you won’t know much about it or what is, or if it will be fun, but we are asking for people who can be on IRC at some point during the day and play at least one or two games (on average,) a day. So, if you are able to connect to IRC and are around enough to play, please apply!

To apply, send an e-mail to IRComic@gmail.com with the following information:

NFLDC Username

Have you used mIRC before?

Are you interested in Comics and superheroes at all?

What makes you a good candidate for an online game (i.e. why should JBond and comahan pick you?)


Comahan and I will go through and pick who we feel are contributing members of the forum and who have the personality and vigor to be a member of this game. Those of you who don’t get in, don’t worry, as when people drop, who knows! We want all applications in by July 4th at the latest, but the earlier the better.

Turtlepower
06-26-2008, 11:27 AM
I want psylocke!!!!

diabsoule
06-26-2008, 11:31 AM
Why am I nervous as to whose going to apply and possibly be accepted for this?

comahan
06-26-2008, 11:52 AM
Note to self: Never give Psylocke to TP.

Turtlepower
06-26-2008, 12:01 PM
Note to self: Never give Psylocke to TP.

Note to self: Always pick 9 when choosing new cards.

comahan
06-26-2008, 12:05 PM
Note to self: Always pick 9 when choosing new cards.

Note to self: Modify booster system.

A Perfect Score
06-26-2008, 12:34 PM
i signed up! whoooo hoooo maybe this time Commie wont take away my Apocalypse card when i finally get a good one...

diabsoule
06-26-2008, 03:12 PM
Do the guys who have already participated have to reapply?

Shane P. Hallam
06-26-2008, 03:25 PM
Yes, no one other than comahan and myself are readily accepted.

diabsoule
06-26-2008, 03:34 PM
Yes, no one other than comahan and myself are readily accepted.

I just sent in my application *crosses fingers*

Tampa 2 4 life
06-26-2008, 03:43 PM
You guys better have the extra special hero that is US. 1.
http://www.i-mockery.com/comics/longbox25/

Gay Ork Wang
06-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Ill apply right now :)

Forenci
06-26-2008, 05:37 PM
Excellent! Looks like it should be fun getting some new scrubs to play against!

Just kidding. Though this will be a lot of fun for those who haven't had a chance to play it.

Gay Ork Wang
06-26-2008, 05:51 PM
No new guys??

scottyboy
06-26-2008, 06:13 PM
so i haz to apply? psssh. only if I keep my C and B Venom and get Spiderman A, B, and C kthx

Shane P. Hallam
06-26-2008, 10:04 PM
Now to promote this to new people, hmmmm

Gay Ork Wang
06-27-2008, 04:00 AM
People Join! This is so much fun and incredibly addicting, just try it, u dont pay anything and gonna have a lof of fun

Shane P. Hallam
06-27-2008, 04:14 PM
Bizzump, it's a good time!

A Perfect Score
06-27-2008, 04:22 PM
Come on people! It sounds confusing, but let me tell you, once you get the hang of it, its highly addictive! so join up!

UKfan
06-27-2008, 04:29 PM
Seems a bit too complex and involved for someone looking in if you ask me, that's how it seems to me anywho.

Turtlepower
06-27-2008, 04:30 PM
Seems a bit too complex and involved for someone looking in if you ask me, that's how it seems to me anywho.

Yeah, it takes a couple of games to get into, but it ain't hard at all.

Just ignore everything involving rules and what not and just think of a game that let's you kick JBond's ass. That would cheer you up. =D

scottyboy
06-27-2008, 04:46 PM
yea, I had commie explain it to me. after watching one game, I had it down pat.

Haven't played in a while due to computer problems...*sigh*

fenikz
06-27-2008, 05:16 PM
Seems a bit too complex and involved for someone looking in if you ask me, that's how it seems to me anywho.

if you look at us dumb people who were the testers and we think it's easy to figure out then anyone can do it

Turtlepower
06-27-2008, 05:25 PM
if you look at us dumb people who were the testers and we think it's easy to figure out then anyone can do it

If APS can play it, anyone can.

Gay Ork Wang
06-27-2008, 05:35 PM
haha he had like 70 losses. Btw Time zones are no problem either, its hard sometimes but with the new Dicebots we should get a lot of games done!

Just try it, its not like you have to pay anything or do anything special. If ur on IRC anyways just join us.

Forenci
06-27-2008, 05:45 PM
Seems a bit too complex and involved for someone looking in if you ask me, that's how it seems to me anywho.

Yeah, it's really not though. I think the rules seem awfully confusing but once you actually start playing the games it's simple as heck.

Join us UK!

scottyboy
06-27-2008, 06:22 PM
If a UCONN fan can play it, anyone can.

fixed it for you TP. and yes, it's THAT simple

CJSchneider
06-27-2008, 06:57 PM
I applied. I'm a total noob to IRC, so go easy on me.

Turtlepower
06-27-2008, 06:59 PM
I applied. I'm a total noob to IRC, so go easy on me.

If you can type, then you can play. The game has nothing to do with IRC except for the fact that it is played on IRC.

B-Dawk
06-27-2008, 07:04 PM
fixed it for you TP. and yes, it's THAT simple

damn you scottyboy

HChu
06-27-2008, 07:26 PM
Sure, why not, I applied.

Gay Ork Wang
06-27-2008, 07:30 PM
The more guys we have the more fun it is and come and try, its not like u can lose anything

Shane P. Hallam
06-27-2008, 07:46 PM
We'll also be having 4 or 5 days for the beta testers to teach the new people, so you'll be able to watch multiple games, ask questions, etc.

CJSchneider
06-27-2008, 07:55 PM
We'll also be having 4 or 5 days for the beta testers to teach the new people, so you'll be able to watch multiple games, ask questions, etc.

That will help

Gay Ork Wang
06-27-2008, 07:59 PM
call us veterans ;)

comahan
06-27-2008, 08:52 PM
It may not seem it at first glance, but the game is really rather simple. Dont worry about having to pick it up or go thru a learning process or anything. Youll have everything down after watching a game or 2 and asking a few questions.

ImBrotherCain
06-27-2008, 09:22 PM
I would be interested in doing this but i think my schedule is too filled at the moment.
-Edit- How long do the games last... maybe i can squeeze this in.

fenikz
06-27-2008, 11:13 PM
I would be interested in doing this but i think my schedule is too filled at the moment.
-Edit- How long do the games last... maybe i can squeeze this in.

probably like 10 minutes average

every once in awhile you will get a long one, but generally they are real short

Forenci
06-28-2008, 12:19 AM
fixed it for you TP. and yes, it's THAT simple

..that hurts Scottyboy, that hurts.

At least we're playing it over IRC and not in real life, so I do not have to small the stench of Rutgers fans.

Gay Ork Wang
06-28-2008, 03:39 AM
The longest game we had was me vs fenikz = 37 mins

UKfan
06-28-2008, 08:43 AM
App sent, bit short and sweet.

comahan
06-29-2008, 02:02 PM
Decent amount of apps. Nice.

diabsoule
06-30-2008, 12:49 AM
Was anyone rejected?

JT Jag
06-30-2008, 01:02 AM
My interest is vaguely piqued.

Shane P. Hallam
07-03-2008, 10:05 AM
Last chance to sign-up!

Damix
07-03-2008, 03:49 PM
Damix endorses this game!

That means you have to sign up!

fenikz
07-07-2008, 04:26 AM
bump bump bump

comahan
07-07-2008, 04:52 AM
Waiting for JBond to get internet. Sorry for the delay.

Bruce Banner
07-07-2008, 05:03 AM
I'm glad I got wind of this earlier.
:rolleyes:

My mistake though. Hopefully I will be able to get in at a later time.

comahan
07-07-2008, 05:04 AM
If youre interested, go ahead and send an app. We havent been able to even look over them due to his internet situation.