Collector Cards: Gamer Girl & Wintersport Dad

Virtually every time I walk into a toy store or a game store I see a few specific things:

  • trading card games
  • cross-branded board games

Inspiration comes from everywhere… they say. I don’t know who “they” is, but I’ve said it, so I guess “they” might just as well be “me” and I’m finding with a creative project like This is Pi Day regularly churning around in my brain inspiration tends to latch onto things it wouldn’t normally latch onto.

In other words, there is a part of me –a few bored neurons tucked somewhere in adjacent to my neocortex– that really, really, REALLY wants to make a game… or some trading cards… or just something fun to give away to my awesome fans… and one idea that latched onto those neurons was to find a simple (and inexpensive) way to do all of those things at once.

So… collector cards! This is my first draft.

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This is Pi Day is an independent web comic about fatherhood, running, video games, science, art, independence, integrity, imagination and just generally ... family adventure. It is created, written, illustrated, and promoted by Brad Salomons from a quiet suburb of a remote Canadian city called Edmonton, Alberta.

Looking for more pi? We regularly celebrate at the great circle of math, science and technology culture. This is Pi Day has been calculated as the product of one geeky dad, one curious kid, and an irrational volume of corny dad jokes.

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