Magic the Gathering Cards for the Cold War

The Spanish blog 1d10 en la mochila posted a set of cards based on Magic the Gathering but aimed at re-enacting the Cold War. Natxo corrected me on these. Originally I thought he had created these for his 4th grade English class, but what really happened was that the students developed the cards themselves. Better pedagogical practice, really. The history is messed up at times, which might expect. Here’s some examples:

  • Stalin gives the Soviets +2, instead of killing millions of his own countrymen.
  • Khrushchev actually resurrects Stalin, rather then burying him with the Secret Speech.
  • The Russian bomber in the game is a B-29 Superfortress, not a Tupolev TU-95.
  • South Korea uses a picture from Vietnam (black top rather than white is the giveaway).

On the other hand, the U.S. comes off looking awfully good, with 4 American medics giving lives to everyone and 3 Privilege cards showing how good it is on the other side of the wall. Thanks to Natxo for correcting me! It is always good to see a creative teacher and the work his students do!

About lostdelights

An old gamer flying his freak flag, I've been playing table-top role-playing games since 1978. I've been building my own system (Journeyman) since 1981.
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2 Responses to Magic the Gathering Cards for the Cold War

  1. natxopv says:

    Hello! I’m Natxo. Thanks for sharing the work, but the set of cards was made by the students! 🙂 It was a final voluntary work for Contemporary History class 😀

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