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Blogiversary 5: DAY FOUR

Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2008


For as long as I can remember, I've been a big-time game fan. Card games, board games, video games... I love them all. I enjoy them so much that I've even created my own games over the years, either by modifying existing games or coming up with something all my own.

When thinking up ideas for Blogiversary 5, it seemed only natural that I take my love of games to the next level and develop one for Blogography. Unfortunately, after six months of effort, my game is still needing a lot of work (maybe it will be ready for Blogiversary 6!). But I still wanted to do something game-related, so I decided to instead create my own deck of Lil' Dave and Bad Monkey playing cards!

But these won't be some cheap-ass cards you won't want to play with... no way! Blogography cards are being printed on casino-quality black-core paper stock with a pro-dealer protective coating. The sample deck I ordered shuffles like a dream and deals like butter! They're perfect for adding a whole new level of coolness to a Texas Hold 'Em tournament, and a great way to spice up your next card game.

Each and every card features an entirely new piece of custom artwork, created specially for this deck. The face cards have Lil' Dave dressed up as kings, queens, and jacks, each rendered in an individual style. As if that weren't enough, careful attention to detail ensures that when you call out "one-eyed jacks and suicide kings are wild!" that the proper jacks have one eye and the correct kings are totally suicidal. This isn't just a cutesy novelty, but a fully-playable deck that's suitable for serious card players...

Blogography Face Cards

But just because you can play a serious game with the cards doesn't mean you can't have a little fun too! Each number card features Bad Monkey in an illustration from four different genres: Sci-Fi (Spades), Romance (Hearts), Horror (Clubs), and Adventure (Diamonds). When you put the cards in order, they tell a story...

Blogography Number Cards

Whoa! Things aren't looking too good for our monkey heroes! I wonder how they get out of this mess? The stunning conclusion can be found on cards 7 through 10!

At this point I'd think it was painfully obvious that you simply must own a couple decks of Blogography Playing Cards, which is why I'm giving some away! Check out today's fabulous prizes...

And now for today's prizes!

B5 CardsSix decks of Blogography Playing Cards ($42 value). A half-dozen freshly-printed decks are yours, each card featuring an original DaveToon drawing. Host a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tourney and be the envy of all your friends! Also makes a great gift!
B3 ShirtBad Monkey Joker Print ($15 value). Add class to any room in your home! We've taken the Joker card from the Blogography Playing Cards deck, enlarged it, then reproduced it with pigment inks on archival paper for a nifty print that's suitable for framing!
B3 ShirtSix Sets of DuckyButtons ($24 value). Pick any six sets you like, or create your own 5-button sets. DuckyButtons are sure to bring a smile to your face... or to anybody else's you meet when you wear them. And since you're getting 30 buttons, that's a month's worth of sweet wearable art to wear and share!
B3 ShirtWorld-Wide Shipping (up to $35 value). No matter where you live on planet earth, rest assured you won't have to pay a dime to claim your prize because shipping is included.

And that's not all, today you also have four other chances to win...

Two decks of Blogography Playing Cards ($14 value). Four lucky people will get two decks of cards... one to play with and another to share with a friend (or keep them both if you're greedy!).
One Set of DuckyButtons ($4 value). Your choice of one set of super-sweet DuckyButtons in whatever designs you like to wear and share!

If you've left ten comments at Blogography between April 18th, 2007 and April 19th, 2008, just send an email to the address below and you're entered! If you haven't left ten comments, you'll need to answer five of these six questions in your entry in order to qualify...

NOTE: All answers to today's questions can be found on my 100 QUESTIONS page.

  • In what city was I first held up at knife-point?
  • What year did I first listen to my favorite band?
  • Who makes the best apple pie on earth?
  • What is my favorite computer model of all time?
  • In what year did I become a vegetarian?
  • What's my favorite book?

*If you need to confirm how many comments you've left, you can always use my search page. Just type in the name you comment under and select "Search Comments Only" from the drop-down box. When in doubt, answer the questions... you aren't penalized for doing so. If you can't get a count, think you have 10 comments, and really don't want to answer the questions, send me an email and I'll search for your comment count via your email address.



As with all of the new Blogography stuff presented this week, the cards will be printed sometime in May for Delivery in June. This will give me time to accept pre-orders and figure out how many pieces I'll need to have printed. Winners will be announced on Bullet Sunday 79 on April 27th, and the Artificial Duck Store will reopen at that time so everybody who wants to buy stuff can get their orders in.

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  1. Winter says:

    I see the Sonic Wall didn’t hold you back too long. 😉 Beautiful cards, Dave! Just gorgeous. Happy Blogiversary!

  2. SEAslug says:

    Wow, if anyone out there has time for this, have at it. I guess I’m just bitter because when I started reading this blog a couple of months ago, no one told me there would be a quiz, with prizes! (And, yes, I see that I can go find the answers to the questions, but that exceeds the free time I have today.)

  3. Chag says:

    Once again, nicely done! I especially like the back of the cards.

  4. Firda says:

    Love the stubbly queen!

  5. Penelope says:

    I just died and went to Dave-Heaven!
    I WANT these so badly!!!
    (Who do I have to sleep with?)

  6. ChillyWilly says:

    Another super contest. And even if I don’t win, I’m buying a couple decks of Blogography playing cards.

  7. sizzle says:

    Those are the COOLEST!

  8. Jeff says:

    Holy shit Dave, this is insanely cool! Even if I don’t win I’m buying a deck of these for sure. Unbelievable!

  9. Colin Brooks says:

    Dooooood! Awesome! *in a stoner accent*

    Seriously though, these look great! I won’t enter this competition because even though I love the cards, I don’t play card games so I don’t want to take someone’s chance to win this great deck of cards.

    Great job!

  10. lizriz says:

    I am speechless at how totally cool you are.

    Instant covet. Immediate want.

    Rock on.

  11. Hilly Sue says:

    Good Lord…is there no end to your awesomeness?

  12. Miss Britt says:

    OMG. Your dedications is.. um… overwhelming.

    I was all impressed with myself for sticking my face on a refrigerator magnet.

  13. Laurence says:

    Awesome ! You are a genius ! Loooooove your ideas ! :)))

  14. Beth says:

    O..M..G.. – what a kewl idea. Strip poker will be so much more fun now.

  15. NYCWD says:

    And the awesomeness continues…

    My interest is seriously piqued for the “romantic” Bad Monkey story… I bet there’s some monkey business in them there cards.

  16. delmer says:

    So, the Queen’s are what Little Dave would look like if he entered a drag contest?

  17. Avitable says:

    This is really amazing. I want to steal all of your ideas and suck your brain dry.

  18. Göran says:

    They are absolutely magnificent! I am so going shopping.

    Dave u rule!!!

  19. Bec says:

    These are beautiful… I am in awe of your amazing talent!

  20. Naomi says:

    OMG! The cards are the coolest thing EVER! EVER!

  21. WANT!!!
    want want want want!!!! 🙂

  22. Tobi says:

    geez, I’m going to be broke from all the stuff I want to buy. What the hell are you going to have for tomorrow?

  23. adena says:

    Holy Crap, I covet these!!!

  24. Turnbaby says:


    Best yet sugar–I ADORE playing cards!

  25. Tracy Lynn says:


  26. Rick says:

    Card me. Go ahead, I dare ya.

  27. Oh, those Star Trek cards are all kinds of awesome. Fan-flippin-tastic job sir.

  28. Mrs RW says:

    The cards are absolutely beautiful! You are too creative to live.

  29. Tug says:

    OK, so I know from hanging out here that you’re talented, but holy cow – the thought that went into these? Awesome. Absolutely amazingawesome.

  30. Oh my gosh, these are so indescribably BAD-ASS!!!

  31. These are great! So far I need at least one of everything you’ve posted this week. I can see I’m going to give my credit card a workout!

  32. seewhy says:

    Love those cards! If only I’d been commenting all these months instead of just lurking I’d be able to enter some of these comps 🙁 Oh well, there’s always Blogiversary 6 right? RIGHT? 🙂

  33. Walt says:


    This is too cool! If you take this franchise public I’m investing every dime I’ve got in it. I can’t wait to get my hands on a deck just to find out what happens.

  34. Mooselet says:

    GimmegimmegimmegimmegimmegimmeGIMME!! I’m going to have to work extra shifts to get all this stuff. You, my friend, are awesome.

    And I’m betting the red shirted monkey gets eaten. Everyone knows if you wear red in ST, you’re fucked. But in a bad way.

  35. Playing 52 Pickup with these cards would simply not do them justice ! 😉

  36. Nicole says:

    Oh My Goodness!!

    Card’s i wants no wait i needs!!

  37. ETinNY says:

    Heh! I think I’ll give a few decks to my best friend who’s in some sort of gay bridge club. They host games at each other’s apartments and he’s a good enough friend that he’ll use ’em, too. They’ll certainly be the talk of the party. I think we need to change your name from Dave2 to “Amazin’ Dave”. So glad you didn’t have to try to pull this off while you still had that kidney stone. Now the leftover drugs can be used for recreation.

  38. kaelb says:

    You know, my deck is missing a few cards. Actually, more like my few cards are missing a deck.

  39. kilax says:

    The cards are so cool! I love how the queen has a 5 o’clock shadow 🙂 Ah… details….

  40. Karl says:

    Amazing job, Dave. Stunning work, as usual.

  41. You are so unbelievably creative and talented that I’m positively green with envy!!!
    Love the shirts. Love the caps. Love the cards!
    Just… lovin’ it!


  42. whall says:

    These cards are so incredibly cool.

    Wait, I mean they suck! They really suck bad, and you have to convince me otherwise by sending me a free deck! Yeah, that’s it!

  43. carlos m. hernandez says:

    I must get a set of these cards (will buy them if I don’t win any) because I *have* to know what the Bad Monkey Romance story is like.

    Excellent designs and a great idea. No wonder you never sleep much, you’re too busy making amazing things for your readers.

  44. Michelle says:

    I know I’m gonna sound like a parrot, but daaamnn those are so frakking cool. You totally blew me away. You rock.

  45. Cherry Coke Kevin says:

    These are awesome! I’ve got to win Beth a set of these so I can win me some strip poker!

  46. SJ says:

    OK, this is IT. Next time I’m asked who my favorite artist is, I’m *so* going to say, “David Simmer.”

    I’m on PINS & NEEDLES to know if the Horror cards feature Zombie Lil Dave & Zombie Bad Monkey?!?!?! Because that’s the only thing that could be cooler than Star Trek Bad Monkey.

  47. You really are a very creative person.

  48. Way cool cards!

    Happy Blogaversay! Haven’t been on-line much this week I almost missed out on the celebration!

    (And I be the the monkey in the red shirt doesn’t make it!)

  49. Michelle says:

    So is there a story behind the two bad monkeys?

  50. Tina says:

    i love all of your stuff and i want to win everything!

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