Play the WWDC Trading Card Game

You never know what our readers will pass along to us next. This week, a slow Friday news day brought a link to software engineer Martin Pittenaueris WWDC trading cards. Working off an Apple Web site feature about the senior leaders of the Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" engineering team, he created 11 tongue-in-cheek trading cards meant to evoke Magic the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh, complete with such stats as "Kernel Wizardry +20" and "Dashboard Script Hacking +10."

Mr. Pittanauer hasnit developed any rules for playing the game, however, preferring instead to release the code he used to create the cards in Interface Builder and noting on the blog entry that explains his motivation: "If someone figures out rules to actually play that thing, preferable (sic) bundled with a WWDC drinking game, even better." His comment that there should be an "Independent Developers" expansion pack could spur the endeavor to even sillier heights.

WWDC happens June 6 to 10 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco.