Sunday, January 25, 2015

BANG! Cusp of Carabelli Expansion

NOTE: All images and names used in the official BANG! (and its expansions) are copyright © dV Giochi.

Cusp of Carabelli is an unofficial expansion to BANG! the card game, designed by Quincy Thompson (me) and tested with the help of my friends at dental school. Cusp of Carabelli is a comparable expansion to Dodge City. Besides adding 17 new characters, it also adds 36 more playing cards to BANG!. It is named after a dental term along with many of the character names coming from famous dentists and current faculty at my dental school. Many of the other cards are inspired by and use the artwork from the custom cards made in the various unofficial expansions created on The BANG! Blog.

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The Cusp of Carabelli Rule Book provides detailed explanation of the new symbols, rules, and characters; and card by card explanations as needed.


NEW BROWN CARDS

Blood Pact
Blood Pact. Lose a life, and then give any other player a life.

Investment
Investment. Discard a card with this card and then draw 3 cards.

Loan
Loan. Lose a life, and then you draw 2 cards.

Molotov Cocktail
Molotov Cocktail. Gain a life, and then BANG! a player at a distance of 1.
Moonshine
Moonshine. Discard a card with this card then gain a life and draw 1 card.
Rob Grave
Rob Grave. When you play this card, turn as many cards from the top of the discard pile face up as the number of players still playing. Starting with you and proceeding clockwise, each player chooses one of those cards and puts it in his hand.
Showtime
Showtime. Each player, excluding the one who played this card, may discard a Weapon card (from in play or in hand), or lose one life point.
Showdown
Showdown.With this card you can challenge any other player, regardless of the distance. The challenged player may discard a BANG! card (even though it is not his turn). If he does, you may discard a BANG! card, and so on: the first player failing to discard a BANG! Loses two life points, and the Showdown is over. You cannot play Missed! or use the Barrel during a Showdown. The Showdown is not a BANG! card. BANG! cards discarded during a Showdown are not accounted towards the “play 1 BANG! card” limitation.

 

NEW BLUE CARDS

Bulldog
Bulldog. Range of 1. When you play a BANG! you may discard a second BANG! to Gatling. This BANG! card is not counted against the limit of one BANG! card per turn.

Gamble
Gamble. Play this card in front of you: the Gamble will stay there for a whole turn. When you start your next turn (you have the Gamble already in play), before the first phase you must “draw!” • if you draw a card showing Clubs, the Gamble pays out. Draw 1 additional card at the end of phase 1; • otherwise pass the Gamble to the player on your left (who will “draw!” on his turn, etc.) Players keep passing the Gamble around until it pays out, with the effect explained above, or it is drawn or discarded by a Panic! or a Cat Balou. If you have both the Gamble and a Dynamite or a Jail in play, check the Dynamite and/or the Jail first. If you remain in Jail the Gamble will stay on you unti your next turn.

Hill Top
Hill Top. Others view you at a distance increased by 2.

Pack Mule
Pack Mule. You may hold in your hand up to 6 cards at the end of your turn.
Reward
Reward. Play this card in front of any player regardless of the distance: you put a reward on him! When a player with Reward is eliminated draw two cards. Reward cannot be played on the Sheriff.
Walker
Walker. Players need 2 Missed! to cancel your BANG! card.

 NEW GREEN CARDS 

Bar Fight
Bar Fight. Play Bar Fight in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, discard another card to force each other player to discard a card from their hand or in front of them.

Fur Trade
Fur Trade. Play Fur Trade in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, draw to cards then each other player draws one card, proceeding clockwise.

Hatchet
Hatchet. Play Hatchet in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, BANG! target play at a distance of 2, may be used at a distance of 1.

On the House
On the House. Play On the House in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, discard another card to gain 2 life.
Pilfer
Pilfer. Play Pilfer in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, draw one card from a player at a distance of 1. May be a card from their hand or in front of them.
Plunder
Plunder. Play Plunder in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, discard another card to draw 1 card from each other player. May be a card from their hand or in front of them.
Ricochet
Rciochet. Play Ricochet in front of you. Starting with the next player’s turn, you can discard it for the effect: Missed! then you BANG! a player at a reachable distance.
 Roulette
Roulette. Play Roulette in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, starting with the player to your left each player discards a Missed!(all cards with the Missed! symbol qualify; i.e. Barrel, Dodge, Ten Gallon Hat, etc.), until one player does not: he loses two life points and the Roulette stops.
War Party
War Party. Play War Party in front of you. During one of your following turns, provided you still have the card in front of you, starting with the player to your left each player may discard a BANG! card, or lose one life point. Neither Missed! nor Barrel have effect in this case.


THE CHARACTERS

 Adam McCormick
Adam McCormick. (4 life points): he may force any other player, regardless of the distance to play a card randomly from their hand (if the player cannot play the chosen card they must reveal it) or in play.

 Auntie Angelici
Auntie Angelici. (5 life points): once during her turn she may use any card as a Saloon.

 Burke Soffe
Burke Soff . (3 life points): each time he plays or voluntarily discards a card when it is not his turn (e.g. Missed!, Dual, Beer, or BANG! during Indians!), he takes one gold nugget from the heap. Cards that he is forced to discard due to cards like Cat Balou, Brawl, or Can-Can are not considered voluntarily discarded.

 Bushido Bill
Bushido Bill. (4 life points): if he has no cards in hand he will not lose any life points from cards played by other players, even Dynamite.
 Capt. W. Carroll
Capt. W. Carroll. (4 life points): after drawing during phase 1 of his turn he may discard any number of cards from his hand and redraw the same number of cards. He may use this ability once during his turn.
Clockwork
Clockwork. (5 life points): at the end of his turn he must “draw!”, on a Club or Spade reverse the order of play. However, Dynamite and Gamble continue to pass to the left.
Crazy Skull
Crazy Skull. (4 life points): whenever any player, including himself, would “draw!” (i.e. for Barrel, Dynamite, Gamble, or Jail), he may discard a card from his hand in place of the card that would be drawn.
Edward Angle
Edward Angle. (4 life points): during his turn, he can swap places with the player on his right, the player who he swapped places with will skip his next turn.
El Fantasma
El Fantasma. (3 life points): when he is eliminated, during his turn he returns to the game with 1 life point.

G. V.  Black
G. V. Black. (4 life points): he may discard Bang! cards against cards in play in front of any player, regardless of distance: those cards are discarded unless the player controlling them plays a Missed!.
George Richards
George Richards. (4 life points): he may discard 1 golden nugget as a Missed!.
Gordon Christensen
Gordon Christensen. (4 life points): during his turn he can discard a green-bordered card from his hand to draw 2 cards from the deck. He may use this ability twice per turn.

Hal the Collector
Hal the Collector. (4 life points): he gains all the abilities of each player’s character he has eliminated from play. He will keep the powers gained even when players that he eliminated are returned to play (e.g. El Fantasma).
James Donahoo
James Donahoo. (4 life points): before drawing during phase 1 of his turn, he may discard 1 gold nugget to draw the top card of the discard pile. He may use this ability twice per turn.
Joel Janis
Joel Janis. (4 life points): he may play green border cards just like brown border cards.

Llewellyn Powell
Llewellyn Powell. (4 life points): he may discard 1 golden nugget as a Beer. This ability can only be used during his turn. Important note: Beer has no effect if there are only 2 players left in the game.
William Harman
William Harman. (4 life points): during his turn he may “draw!”, on a Club or Spade he may look at the hand of another player, regardless of distance, and draw one card from their hand.

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