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Jul 03 2016

Blank White Cards — NSFW Edition

Blank White Cards (also called 1,000 Blank White Cards) is a card game where the cards–and rules–are created by the players.

Originally invented in 1995 with a box of 1,000 index cards, decks can be made out of any type of sturdy paper.

I started a special deck for Dan and dawn of Erotic Awakening as a gift for PXS, knowing they regularly have card and board games at the conferences they attend and host.

Then I thought: Hey, other kinky people may like to start their own decks. So this is the game:

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(I bought a nice set of blank cards to make Dan and dawn’s set. You can make yours out of any card stock or just blank index cards.)

In brief, before play begins each player contributes a certain number of cards to the deck. (One, seven, whatever number the deck-owner decides.) Cards can award or subtract points, deal damage, block damage, reverse the order of play or just about anything else you can imagine.

The first card my husband made for our personal deck. I married an asshole.

The first card my husband made for our personal deck. I married an asshole.

As Dan and dawn host both vanilla events (for people in poly relationships) and kink-related events (for the power exchange folks) when making their set, I started two decks, labeling one set NSFW on the bottom left corner and placing that deck in the back of the box. The vanilla deck would go at the front of the box.

The decks can be combined for more variety in play when playing with kinky people or kept separate if playing with vanilla people.

I tried to have enough so they could start a game during PXS. Don’t worry–there were plenty of blank cards left.

This is a PDF copy of the ‘rules’ in the top of the box (more like basic guidelines so the game isn’t anarchy). Those can be modified or disregarded.

For example–in the guidelines I say a hand should contain five cards, but if you’d rather everyone play with seven, then everyone gets seven cards. Games can last until there are no cards left or (if you have very few people but a preponderance of cards) for a certain set amount of time.

 

I figured Dan and dawn wouldn’t need to keep their kinky playing cards a secret so felt it safe to write on the box. Handle your own game in whatever way you’d like.

It’s really the perfect game for people in non-traditional lifestyles. You have some basic rules so nothing blows up, but then you get to do whatever works best for you and the people you’re relaxing with. You get to make your own rules.

Because Walter and I both worked hard on these cards, I scanned them before taking the decks up to PXS. Below are some of my favorites–both vanilla and kinky. The excellent artwork is my husband’s. The… other artwork is mine.

The ideas for cards were largely mine, though many vanilla ones came from friends who also play the game.

If you play the game I would LOVE to see your cards!

Vanilla cards:

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NSFW cards:

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