In the past two decades, we’ve seen the art form of the three-panel comic evolve from wholesome newspaper musings to sometimes gut-wrenchingly funny (and often inappropriate) Internet squiggles. Yes, the webcomic is here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier about it, especially if they’re as funny as the ones created by Cyanide & Happiness, one of the darkest and sickest of the species.
We love that kind of stuff! You’ve no doubt read their strips, watched their videos, or created your own meme through them, but now you can enjoy the tingle of impish delight that comes from making an off-color joke yourself with Cyanide & Happiness‘ new card game, Joking Hazard, which is running a Kickstarter now.
In Joking Hazard, the objective is to create the best three-panel comic strip using the most offensive and awful punchline you can. Very similar to Cards Against Humanity, but with a visual picture instead of just a verbal one.
First, the deck flips over the middle card, which will serve as both the response to something and the lead-up to something else. You don’t know what came before and what comes after; it’s like a game of Memento.
Then, whoever is judging that round decides the opening line or action of your strip, based on the displayed middle segment. Then it’s the players’ turn to come up with the horrible punchline destined to make everyone playing go, “Ohhhh ho ho ho ho.” (That’s the sound of reluctant laughter.) That’s it! It couldn’t be simpler.
The Kickstarter for the stick figure comic game has already raised over a million and a half dollars (after setting a goal of only $10,000), and will remain active until March 10. Want to get in on the offensive fun? You can get the game via a $25 donation.
Check out their campaign here and see all the nasty little bonuses and rewards they’re offering (like getting your own inside joke on a set of three cards).
Will you be Joking on this Hazard? Let us know in the comments below!
Image: Cyanide & Happiness
Kyle Anderson is the Weekend Editor and a film and TV critic for Nerdist.com. Follow him on Twitter!