Matching two words is my favourite way to create a Sopio card. In the past it gave us Pegasaurus, Crystal Bowling Ball, Deaf Ray and Terrorwrists (among others). Danny and I were watching Scream 3 the other night, and there was a scene in which one of the characters (while listing the bad films they had acted in) said the word “Amazombies”. Danny and I looked each other and, at the same time, both cried “AMAZOMBIES!” with glee on our faces. I’m sure Danny already had the card drawn in his head within seconds of hearing the name. xD
Unfortunately, card names don’t always just fall into our laps from bad 90’s movies. Danny and I have spent a lot of time working on Deck 2 lately, so we’ve been thinking of fun ways to combine words with good pictures as well as building a deck that feels strategically different to the first, and that’s been a lot of work. Deck 2 has more positive cards, for example, so it’s more of a race to the finish than everyone meandering at the same place, but not with so many positive cards that it makes it too easy to win. To balance it, we have cards that reward negative points. And we need to make sure that Deck 2 is a standalone functional deck, not an expansion to the first: people can buy either deck independently of the other and still have playable (albeit slightly different) gaming experiences. Anyway, I’m sure I’ve said too much and Danny’s gonna kill me, but the gist of it is we’re working on things and taking in people’s feedback.
To talk briefly about time scales – we said in our video that we wanted the next deck to take less than three years, and so far we’re sticking to that, which is nice. Deck 2 will, in fact, be available for purchase for the first time at VidCon 2011 in July, where Danny will be running a Sopio booth. The deck will then become available on this website in August for online ordering. So that’s where we’re at 🙂