History TabletopGame / SmashUp

13th Oct '17 8:12:50 PM DrVonOppendown
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** Mainly Combat: Dinosaurs, Robots, Steampunks, Mad Scientists, Vampires, Kitty Cats, Mythic Horses, Dragons, Sharks

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** Mainly Combat: Dinosaurs, Robots, Steampunks, Mad Scientists, Vampires, Kitty Cats, Mythic Horses, Dragons, SharksSharks, Mega Troopers
8th Oct '17 4:09:18 PM DrVonOppendown
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** The Mega Troopers "Blitzing Sword Attack" action depends upon you being in second place or worse as a base breaks, letting your Titan sudden kill a single, high power minion.
* DumbMuscle: The Dinosaurs faction specializes in high-power minions and increasing that power even higher, but they can't really do much besides the odd minion destruction. Epitomized in King Rex, who has a power of 7 (most factions strongest is usually 5), but is one of the only minions ''in the game'' with no effect.



* GiantRobot: In direct contrast to their supporting Microbots, the Nukebot of the Robots is depicted as being similar in scale to King Rex, described under AttackOfThe50FootWhatever above.

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* GiantRobot: In direct contrast to their supporting Microbots, the Nukebot of the Robots is depicted as being similar in scale to King Rex, described under AttackOfThe50FootWhatever above. Their Warbots are of a similarly gigantic proportions.



** The Mega Troopers are built around moving or playing minions (and their Titan) onto bases right as they break and gaining sudden, massive surges of power from these maneuvers.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: The entire gimmick of the Mega Troopers, most of whom have abilities and actions that trigger during the climax of a battle (right before a base scores), making them very good at pulling the rug out from under your foes.



** The Ignobles can also pull this if they aren't capable of recovering cards they've given to other players. Their Betrothed minion is perhaps the most straightforward of the bunch, awarding the Ignobles bonus VP for letting another player win a base.

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** The Ignobles can also pull this if they aren't capable of recovering cards they've given to other players. Their Betrothed minion is perhaps the most straightforward of the bunch, awarding the Ignobles their owner bonus VP for letting another player win a the base.
1st Oct '17 3:54:08 PM DrVonOppendown
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* VisualPun: All over the place. A particular standout is the Giant Ants' "We Will Rock You", which depicts a Worker about to flatten some unfortunate cops with a huge rock.



** The Teddy Bears from ''What Were We Thinking'' are supremely cuddly, as befits a whole faction of plush toys, who are also the absolute kings of the StoneWall strategy.



* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Giant Ants factions.

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Giant Ants factions.faction.



* HerrDoktor: The Mad Scientists' strongest Minion is one, and is called by exactly this name. He can place +1 power counters on other minions as a talent.

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* HerrDoktor: The Mad Scientists' strongest king Minion is one, and is called by exactly this name. He can place +1 power counters on other minions as a talent.



** The Ignobles can also pull this if they aren't capable of recovering cards they've given to other players. Their Betrothed minion is perhaps the most straightforward of the bunch, awarding the Ignobles bonus VP for letting another player win a base.



** Partially inverted by the Ignobles as you willingly give control of your minions to other players, and if you have the right cards, you can take back control of minions you gave

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** Partially inverted by the Ignobles as you willingly give control of your minions to other players, and if you have the right cards, you can take back control of minions you gavegave.
* NeverMessWithGranny: The Grannies faction, naturally, specializing in manipulating their own deck. Even better, one of their Minions is actually called Granny, and she's depicted with a very matronly ''shotgun''.



** The Magical Girls factions runs along similar lines, restoring and powering up friendly minions, as well as having abilities and actions that get more and more powerful the more friendly minions are on a base.



* StrongAnts: The Killer Ants faction, whose weakest minions are able to lift cars with ease.

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* StrongAnts: The Killer Ants faction, whose weakest minions are able to lift cars with ease.ease and specialize in pumping up themselves and their allies with +1 counters.



* WaxingLyrical: All of the action cards (and the king minion card) of the Giant Ants faction are named after [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] songs. [[note]] ''Killer Queen'', ''A Kind of Magic'', ''Gimme the Prize'', ''Headlong'', ''The Show Must Go On'', ''Under Pressure'', ''We Are the Champions'', ''We Will Rock You'' and ''Who Wants To Live Forever?'' [[/note]]

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* WaxingLyrical: All of the action cards (and the king minion card) of the Giant Ants faction are named after [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] songs. [[note]] ''Killer Queen'', ''A Kind of Magic'', ''Gimme the Prize'', ''Headlong'', ''The Show Must Go On'', ''Under Pressure'', ''We Are the Champions'', ''We Will Rock You'' and ''Who Wants To Live Forever?'' [[/note]][[/note]] Singing card names when you play them is entirely optional.
22nd Sep '17 2:28:06 PM DrVonOppendown
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Several of the [[FanNickname so-called]] "King Minons" [[note]]A factions highest power minion, usually with a Power of 5 or higher.[[/note]] fall into this. Of particular note is the Dinosaurs' King Rex, while a real life T-rex is about 40 feet tall, King Rex is depicted as being well over a hundred feet, almost making him a full-blown {{Kaiju}}.



** Typically, the strongest minion in a given faction will be unique, and something in their name will identify them as the 'leader' of their faction (including ''King'' Rex, ''General'' Ivan, Zombie ''Lord'', Microbot ''Alpha'', etc.). The Elder Thing is a slight variant: instead of having a title to identify it as the leader, the faction is ''named after it''.

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** Typically, the strongest minion in a given faction will be unique, and something in their name will identify them as the 'leader' of their faction (including ''King'' Rex, ''General'' Ivan, Zombie ''Lord'', Microbot ''Alpha'', etc.). The Elder Thing is a slight variant: instead of having a title to identify it as the leader, the faction is ''named after it''. Reinforcing this notion is the fact that the FanNickname for them is "King Minon".



* BaseOnWheels: The Magical Girls' Titan, the [[HowlsMovingCastle Moving Castle]], which also doubles as a gargantuan SpiderTank.



* GiantRobot: In direct contrast to their supporting Microbots, the Nukebot of the Robots is depicted as being similar in scale to King Rex, described under AttackOfThe50FootWhatever above.
** Nukebot pales in comparison to a true GiantRobot in every sense of the word, the [[Franchise/PowerRangers Mega Troopers']] CombiningMecha Titan: Megabot.



** The Tornado deck has references to [[Franchise/TheWizardOfOz Kansas]], as well as an action called "Gone With The Wind".

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** The Tornado deck has references to [[Franchise/TheWizardOfOz Kansas]], as well as an action called "Gone With The Wind". They are also billed on the box as a [[Franchise/{{Sharknado}} "Shark Delivery System".]]



** The [[Franchise/PowerRangers Mega Troopers]], [[Franchise/SailorMoon Magical Girls]], [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Itty Bitty Monsters]] and [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Kaiju]] factions from the Big In Japan expansion consist of almost nothing but references to their parent franchises.
*** Interestingly, the Magical Girl Titan is the only one not derived from its inspiration, instead being a clear {{Expy}} of the titular castle from HowlsMovingCastle.



* ExtranormalInstitute: The Miskatonic University faction, which can also double as an AcademyOfEvil depending upon who they get paired up with, specializing in controlling and removing Madness cards.



** The Kaiju faction is notable for having only three rather weak minions and a whopping ''seventeen'' actions, with said minions being primarily focused on summoning their Titan, [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Gorgodzolla.]] To make up for their dearth of minions, they're the only faction in the game with actions that generate Power on their own.



* WaxingLyrical: All of the action cards (and the ultimate minion card) of the Giant Ants faction are named after [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] songs. [[note]] ''Killer Queen'', ''A Kind of Magic'', ''Gimme the Prize'', ''Headlong'', ''The Show Must Go On'', ''Under Pressure'', ''We Are the Champions'', ''We Will Rock You'' and ''Who Wants To Live Forever?'' [[/note]]

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* WaxingLyrical: All of the action cards (and the ultimate king minion card) of the Giant Ants faction are named after [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] songs. [[note]] ''Killer Queen'', ''A Kind of Magic'', ''Gimme the Prize'', ''Headlong'', ''The Show Must Go On'', ''Under Pressure'', ''We Are the Champions'', ''We Will Rock You'' and ''Who Wants To Live Forever?'' [[/note]]
16th Sep '17 8:16:13 PM GGCrono
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When you were a kid, did you ever get into an argument with a friend of yours over whether robots or zombies would win in a fight? Dinosaurs or aliens? Superheroes or werewolves?

Imagine somebody made a game based off of that. Now stop imagining it, because somebody did, and this is that game.
16th Sep '17 5:20:58 PM DrVonOppendown
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** The Sharks as a whole are a reference to StreetSharks, along with cards called Week of Sharks and [[Film/AustinPowers Freakin' Laser Beams]].

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** The Sharks as a whole are a reference to StreetSharks, along with cards called Week of Sharks and [[Film/AustinPowers Freakin' Laser Beams]]. Their Minion lineup of Great Whites, Hammerheads and Makos is also the exact same set of sharks seen in Film/FindingNemo.[[note]]Furthering the Nemo connection is that the Mako card depicts them with a fishhook through their nose like Chum's, and the Great Whites are wielding a pair of naval mines, the same weapons used to "defeat" Bruce.[[/note]]
15th Sep '17 9:03:15 PM DrVonOppendown
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* SwitchOutMove: The Tornados faction specializes in this, being able to move both their minions as well as their opponents' minions.

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* SwitchOutMove: The Tornados faction specializes in this, being able to move both their minions as well as their opponents' minions.minions.
* WaxingLyrical: All of the action cards (and the ultimate minion card) of the Giant Ants faction are named after [[{{Music/Queen}} Queen]] songs. [[note]] ''Killer Queen'', ''A Kind of Magic'', ''Gimme the Prize'', ''Headlong'', ''The Show Must Go On'', ''Under Pressure'', ''We Are the Champions'', ''We Will Rock You'' and ''Who Wants To Live Forever?'' [[/note]]
14th Sep '17 1:41:15 AM Vespert
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The original 8 factions are [[AlienInvasion Aliens]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs]], {{Ninja}}s, {{Pirate}}s, [[KillerRobot Robots]], [[TheFairFolk Tricksters]], [[FunctionalMagic Wizards]] and [[TheUndead Zombies]]. Nine expansion packs have come out, with typically four factions each[[note]]the Big Geeky Box has one, Munchkin has eight, It's Your Fault has five[[/note]]:

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The original 8 factions are [[AlienInvasion Aliens]], [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs]], {{Ninja}}s, {{Pirate}}s, [[KillerRobot Robots]], [[TheFairFolk Tricksters]], [[FunctionalMagic Wizards]] and [[TheUndead Zombies]]. Nine Eleven expansion packs have come out, with typically four factions each[[note]]the Big Geeky Box has one, Munchkin has eight, It's Your Fault has five[[/note]]:



* ''Big In Japan'': An expansion similar to Cease And Desist, featuring factions based on Japanese media: [[Franchise/Godzilla Kaiju]], [[Franchise/PowerRangers Mega Troopers]], [[Anime/SailorMoon Magical Girls]] and [[Franchise/Pokemon Itty Critters]].

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* ''Big In Japan'': An expansion similar to Cease And Desist, featuring factions based on Japanese media: [[Franchise/Godzilla [[{{Franchise/Godzilla}} Kaiju]], [[Franchise/PowerRangers [[{{Franchise/PowerRangers}} Mega Troopers]], [[Anime/SailorMoon [[{{Anime/SailorMoon}} Magical Girls]] and [[Franchise/Pokemon [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Itty Critters]].




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* [[spoiler: ''That 70s Expansion'', with Disco Dancers, Kung Fu Fighters, Truckers and Vigilantes.]]
* [[spoiler: ''Oops You Did It Again'', with fan-chosen factions: Cowboys, Egypt, Samurai and Vikings.]]
* [[spoiler: ''Titan Event Kit'', with titans for several factions released before Big in Japan.]]



* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The Warbot and the Nukebot. The Dinosaur and Cyborg Ape factions also count, being cybernetic versions of their respective animals.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: The Warbot and the Nukebot. The Dinosaur and Cyborg Ape factions also count, being cybernetic versions of their respective animals. The whole Changerbot faction features mechas. The Mega Troopers can summon the titanesque Megabot.



* {{Kaiju}}: The minions from the Godzilla faction are almost certainly going to be these.

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* {{Kaiju}}: The minions from They are featured on the Godzilla faction are almost certainly going to be these.actions and the titan of the Kaiju faction.



* LittleGreenMen: The Aliens.

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* LittleGreenMen: The Aliens.Aliens and the Science Officer of the Star Roamers.



** Mega Troopers wait for the climax of the bases to fully unleash their powers and fight for the points.

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** Mega Troopers wait for the climax of the bases a fight (right when a base scores) to fully unleash their powers and fight for the points.
13th Sep '17 3:06:20 AM Vespert
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* [[spoiler: All-Stars, a promotional faction]]

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* [[spoiler: All-Stars, ''All Stars Event Kit'', a retailer-only set, containing the promotional faction]]faction Smash Up All Stars.


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** Smash Up All Stars can easily pass the ball with their partner faction, showcasing their stronger elements.
** Itty Critters feature trainers that can repeatedly summon their small minions and recall them back into the deck.
** Kaiju are so imposing and destructive even their base actions have power and cause severe damage.
** Magical Girls have magical powers that get better the more members there are on their team.
** Mega Troopers wait for the climax of the bases to fully unleash their powers and fight for the points.
8th Sep '17 9:10:59 AM CosmicFerret
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** The Superhero faction has superheroes based on {{Superman}}, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], TheFlash, and JeanGrey, and has an action called [[Franchise/JusticeLeague Justice]] [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Friends]].

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** The Superhero faction has superheroes based on {{Superman}}, [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], TheFlash, ComicBook/TheFlash, and JeanGrey, and has an action called [[Franchise/JusticeLeague Justice]] [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Friends]].
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