Fight For Freedom Wherever There’s A Tabletop With A Fan-Made ‘GI Joe’ / ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Crossover
If you’ve spent a lot of time in comic book stores over the past 20 years or so, there’s a good chance you’ve found yourself playing a collectible card game at some point. I’ve personally shuffled off plenty of my cash to Wizards of the Coast in my younger days, looking for the best enchantments and creatures (and I’m not going to lie, I still have a stack of Bulbasaurs sitting on my desk right now), but there’s one thing that every CCG I’ve ever played has suffered from a distinct lack of: Laird James McCullen Destro XXIV, arms dealer to the sinister forces Cobra, an evil organization that wants to rule the world.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who noticed that absence, but now someone has stepped up to fix things. HISSTank.com has just unveiled “Battleground,” a fan-made card set that pits the Joes against Cobra using the rules of Magic: The Gathering.
This is not the first time that the Joes have entered into the arena of trading card games. There was a short-lived CCG published back in 2004 by Wizards of the Coast --- whose parent company, Hasbro, is the owner of the franchise --- but it never really took off. I didn't ever get to play it, but I'm going to guess that its failure had everything to do with not including the weird hot pink cthulhu monster that lives in Destro's basement, a problem that the fan-made "Battleground" set has avoided right up front:
Amazingly, they have not yet made a card of Crocmaster.
To see the whole bunch for yourself (and print them out for your own games of Magic: The Cobrathon), head over to HISSTank and give them a look!