The DUG Blog

    Gen Con, Expert Set!

    Sep 4, 2017

    ... and so the adventurers returned from their quest, ragged and wearied, but richer for the challenges they had conquered, the monsters they slew (those were monsters, right?), and for the new friendships forged in the chaos of smashtacular battles. We shared the noble game of Super Powered Smash Masters with the world, and returned home with bags brimming over with notes, excitement, ideas, changes, feedback, and, of course, receipts. Read more

    Smash Mastering GenCon 2017

    Sep 29, 2017

    We came. We saw. We smashed! Well, ok. We didn't quite know what to expect, but man, we had a blast at GenCon 2017. Here's some pictures and video to prove it!

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    Gen Con Smash Mob!

    Jul 25, 2017

    In just a few weeks, a high-level horde of fighters, clerics, magic-users, and nasty orcses will gather within the deadly halls of the Indianapolis Convention Center to attend Gen Con, and Dark Unicorn Games will be there!

    Gen Con is one of the biggest gaming conventions of the year, with a special emphasis on tabletop games such as card games, board games, and paper RPGs.

    Will we equip ourselves with practical equipment like vorpal blades or bags of holding?


    We’ll be armed with Super Powered Smash Masters cards! Come find us in the First Exposure Playtest Hall and we’ll show you how to play!

    Power (Walker) to the People!

    May 25, 2017

    Hey all you Smash Masters out there. We need your help. And, no, it's not what you think. We can't decide what color outfit goes best with granny's bionic legs. (Ok, maybe it IS what you think...).

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    Welcome to the Imaginary Friendzone!

    Apr 19, 2017

    Editor in chief:
    Hey, Adam - I don’t get this character 'Imaginary Friend'. Are we saying he’s not a real person, or are we saying he’s only pretending to be a friend?

    I dunno. Why do you have to put labels on people, dude? Read more

    Rock-a-gila, baby!

    Mar 7, 2017

    Ah, the South Pacific. A paradise full of surf, sand, sun, flowers, tiki parties, and deadly gila monsters. If you think that sounds like the perfect mix for another Super Powered Smash Masters hero, you'd be right! Take a look but keep your distance from the dangerous Gila Dancer!Read more

    Meet Moth Mother (Before It's Too Late)!

    Jan 25, 2017

    We've seen a lot of anger burning through the webisphere lately. A lot of terrible and transparent lies spreading around, and a great deal of moral outrage. We dark unicorns have decided to set the record straight, once and for all: the answer is no, absolutely not! Moth Mother did NOT actually give birth to moths, okay? You guys are gross!Read more

    Root, root, root for your new favorite Doctor!

    Jan 5, 2017

    Yeah, we know it's no longer autumn in the northern hemisphere, but we're falling all over ourselves to leaf you with a great impression of the latest Super Powered Smash Master. Please welcome the amazing arborist with a PhD in crimefighting: Doctor Deciduous!Read more

    Happy Holidays From Dark Unicorn Games!

    Dec 23, 2016

    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hope that Dark Unicorn soon would appear! Read more

    Implausible Man - Does Whatever A ??? Can!

    Dec 14, 2016

    Implausible Man is one of the most famous, and yet most mysterious heroes in the Super Powered Smash Masters universe. No one knows much about him, including us. When Implausible Man is drawn, he's bound to spark some questions. Read more

    Dark Unicorn Games at the 2017 Carolina Games Summit!

    Dec 6, 2016

    Good news, everyone! We will be presenting Super Powered Smash Masters™ at the upcoming 2017 Carolina Games Summit in Goldsboro, North Carolina! The event is taking place on February 4th and 5th next year and it will include table-top games, game tournaments and more!

    If you've never heard of it, here's a summary on their own words: "This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available."

    And Johnna Koonce, the Executive Producer of the Carolina Games Summit, had some lovely things to say about us: “Dark Unicorn Games' first entry into the card gaming space is a well polished and fun parody superhero game that can be enjoyed by the entire family; our attendees will not only be able to experience a brand new card game, but also meet the company behind it.” That's us! We'll be there!

    Here's our full release (for those of you who like to read words in shiny PDF-format). If you're attending, let us know as we get closer to February so we can say "HELLO!" (well, maybe we won't be that dramatic but...who knows)

    Non-Prophet knows what you want for Christmas!

    Dec 1, 2016

    It's time to start winding down 2016 and that means one thing, kiddos: Christmas lists! Well, forget Santa Claus because the guy who REALLY knows if you've been naughty or nice doesn't wear red, he wears a cape and a crystal ball on his head. He's the unpredictable Non-Prophet! Read more