Rumours abound

It has come to our attention that an object (or set thereof) known as “The SwanCon Card Game” is in existence, and is rumoured to have been sighted in recent years. However, those of us at ASFDAP whose particular passion is the history of SwanCons have not seen this fabled object (or set thereof) and would dearly love to see either said object (or set therof) in question, or a definitive set of photographs.

Information on creators, incept date, playability or other interesting tidbits would also be greatly appreciated.

Note that this is a handmade set of cards specifically relating to SwanCon and some of its history, not any old game played at a SwanCon that required a set of cards.

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ASFDAP was set up in 2011 after the rediscovery by the wider SF community of an impressive hoard of Australian SF community related ephemera, fanzines and other materials in the Murdoch University basement.
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5 Responses to Rumours abound

  1. Andrew Williams says:

    Pretty sure this was demo’d at Swancon in 2001, but I can’t remember who came up with the game. I had nothing to do with the original game, but a few months after the con, I did write some code to generate a deck of cards, as did another UCCan at the same time. Both our web pages are still up, along with printable card decks in PDF and HTML.

    Mine’s here: http://internal.physics.uwa.edu.au/~andrew/sccg.html
    James’ is here: http://www.ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au/~trs80/sccg/

    Sadly the links to the original game description are broken, and I have no memory of the actual rules…

  2. Grant says:

    The Swancon card game was made by Aaron Jacks and Barnes and was played at Swancon 2011.

  3. Tommo says:

    I first saw it in 2001, I think. A set was printed out and kept in UniSFA, with quite a bit of use in the ensuing months.

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