Dave Succumbs to the Call of Ameritrash

This morning I saw this photo on BoardGameGeek:

Let’s look at that again:

That’s the cover to an upcoming game from Fantasy Flight Games, called Tannhäuser.

Now, I read Hellboy. I tried to run a pulp-era RPG. You might think I’d be drawn to that like a giant Nazi Monkey Robot to a Demon Banana…and you’d be right. Here’s a glance at the game materials:

There’s a breed of boardgame called “Ameritrash”. Rather than define it for you, I’ll just tell you to look at that photo above. That’s just about as Ameritrash as it gets without plastic components and a “Glowing Nuclear Death” token.

Holy crap I need this game.

I don’t know why. In many ways it’s not the sort of thing I usually get. On the other hand, look at it.

(It actually has its origins in France, as seen on this Frenchlish website.)

I gotta keep an eye out for this one. Becky might want to hide my wallet.

Official FFG page: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/tannhauser.html

PDF file about the game: http://www.tannhauser-thegame.com/databank/data/downloads/tannhauser-presentation-us.pdf

Oh hell….one more time:

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3 Responses to Dave Succumbs to the Call of Ameritrash

  1. Iain says:

    Holy crap you’re right!

    After Battlelore and Marvel Heroes I was going to take a few deep breathes and keep my credit card paid up and maybe invest in some of this “food and rent” I’ve heard so much about.

    But this… this…

    I’m not entirely sure it’s worth getting a divorce over, but I haven’t read the PDF yet.

  2. Dorian says:

    Before today, I never encountered the phrase “Ameritrash” but it so perfectly describes my taste in board-games! (Well, with the caveat that the rules must be no more than six standard size pages, two coulumns per page, to interest me.)

  3. David Thiel says:

    I had to look up “Ameritrash” as well. Apparently, it is defined as “The sort of games that I (David Thiel) love the most,” with a footnote about elitist, European-train-game-loving snobs.