game pitch: fascism debater

a turn-based card game à la dominion, magic the gathering, etc.

each DEBATE begins with a FASCIST who plays one or more ARGUMENT cards. counter their ARGUMENTS with REBUTTAL cards from your hand. if you fail to do so convincingly, your LIBERAL APPROVAL METER will decrease. for each ARGUMENT you successfully counter, the FASCIST will play a new ARGUMENT and your LIBERAL APPROVAL METER will increase slightly. by keeping your LIBERAL APPROVAL METER high you may gain additional REBUTTAL cards after each turn. you can also PUNCH which decreases your LIBERAL APPROVAL METER to zero.

each DEBATE ends only when you PUNCH the FASCIST. ultimately you realise that the DEBATE has no other win state and the LIBERAL APPROVAL METER is meaningless.