Anthropocene & Munchkin Mash-Up!

The Anthropocene isn’t easy to wrap our heads around.  After all, the Anthropocene is a new geologic age defined by overpopulation, severe loss of biodiversity, and human manipulation of the climate system.  Each of those Anthropocene elements requires years of scientific research to fully understand, and the interplay between them seems complicated, to say the least.  How do we begin to deal with these issues?  Strangely, the Anthropocene might be the answer as well because it’s also defined by our technology and our innovations that help combat the large-scale environmental problems we seem to be rushing towards.  For those of us with (perhaps) strange minds and a love of games, the potential dangers that define the Anthropocene and our methods to do battle with those dangers line up on opposite sides, much like the pieces on a chess board.  It is in that spirit that I made this game: a mash-up between the all of the elements that define the Anthropocene and the addictingly fun card game Munchkin created by Steve Jackson. Continue reading

Welcome to Generation Anthropocene!

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-Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, & Thomas Hayden