I’ve played this game on several forums before and its always a great hit. For some reason, even on roleplay sites – where the aim is to write long, descriptive prose to take the story forward from your character’s POV – this is a great way to let off steam and tell a quick story with a bunch of other people.
The idea really is simple; each person writes three words at a time, careful to include punctuation (if its needed) and making sure that sentences and paragraphs make sense. The game is open to any and all who want to take part and usually keeps going until the story is written into a corner or people lose interest. It kinda looks a bit like this:
Once upon a time
there was a
little boy who
loved to ride
his big purple
Dragon. Its name
was Mercival and
it loved to
eat pies with
cheese and ham.
You get the idea, yeah?
It can be as silly or serious as you like, but its always interesting to see what folk can come up with in just three words.
Well… I’d like to see how well the idea works on a blog and since you fine folk are not shy about leaving me comments (yey, love you all; massive squeezes! I LOVE reading comments from you all ^_^), then there’s no reason why we can’t play together.
So… here are the rules:
- Write only three words at a time
- Include punctuation where its needed
- Try to leave at least one comment between your last and your next three words
- Occasionally read the ‘recap’ so you know where we are
- Ensure that your three words make sense when put with the previous ones
The block of text below will contain the whole story, and I’ll update it every couple of days, for easy reference. And of course, it contains the start four words. In the name of tradition; the start sentences are going to be the old staple:
Once upon a time, a mysterious, old forest grew around a stone circle. It was filled with tiny fairies and smelly trolls. The fairies were green-toothed and vengeant, making sport of…
Yes, I realise that’s four words, but sue me; you have to start these things in the proper manner!
^_^ So… let’s see what you guys have got.