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Choices board and prompts by [personal profile] lilian_cho. Picture square prompts from Adele's Rolling in the Deep.

This game is also posted on LiveJournal. You may play on either site.

Post Secrets is not playable.

Credit for icons can be found here.

The goal of Writing Game is not to make multiple rounds around the board, but to accumulate as many points as possible.

You may switch fandoms/worlds whenever you first pass 20 points, 40, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, then free for all.
e.g. Total points: 19. Complete a +3 prompt.
This brings you to 22 points. At this point you may switch fandoms/worlds.

Stick to the colored path you're on, going left-to-right or right-to-left.

You may not change paths midway, except if you are at a Player’s Choice Square.
You may not change directions midway, except if:
1) You are going backwards because you skip a prompt.
2) You are at a Player’s Choice Square.

When you reach the other side, reverse direction onto a different colored path.
e.g. You started the game left to right from Z square and reached T square (green). You may start a new path right to left from F (blue), G (orange) or U (red).

You have to answer the door challenge each time it's in your path.
e.g. Prompt: Viable +3
You answered V square and earned three points. Even though Door 2 is only two moves ahead you still need to answer the door challenge.
After fulfilling the challenge, award yourself four points and go forward onto a different colored path (F - blue, T - green, or U - red). Start on the first letter square instead of the fourth letter square.

All the general rules can be found in the profile.


HomeRoll the dice. 1 - start at A (red), 2 - G (orange), 3 - M (blue), 4 - T (green), 5 - A (red) or Z (green), 6 - G (orange) or M (blue).
APrompt: Ancient +2, Character: Aggressive +3
BPrompt: Blind +1, Biotech +2
CWrite Chapter titles/summaries +3. It can be chapters to a hypothetical fic, or a fic that you have previously written. You may also rewrite old chapter titles.
DPrompt: Despise +2
Mashup: Lift out phrases/sentences from two or more of your previous drabbles/snippets, rewriting them into a new drabble.

Give yourself the same points as one of the drabbles you're mashing up.
ECharacter: Enemy +2
FPrompt: Foreign +1, Faithless +2
Door #1Click on the door to see the current challenge. After fulfilling the challenge, go forward onto a different colored path (G - orange, T - green, or U - red).
If you leave the door unopened, you have to go backward on the blue path.
GPrompt: Gather +1
HPrompt: Hand +1, Heal +2
IPrompt: Instant +2, Infinite +3
JPrompt: Jog +2
KCharacter: King +3
LPrompt: Letter, Letters +1
Door #3Click on the door to see the current challenge. After fulfilling the challenge, go forward onto a different colored path (A - red, M - blue, or Z - green).
If you leave the door unopened, you have to go backward on the orange path.
MPrompt: Mud +1, Medicine +3
NPrompt: Nine o'clock +2
OPrompt: Oil +3
PCharacter: Powerful +2
QPrompt: Quaint +1
RPrompt: Routine +2, Ritual +3
Remix: Rewrite your last drabble/snippet using a different POV, style, tone, genre, etc. You may also write an alternate ending, expand one sentence into a drabble, turn plot into character study or vice versa.
Give yourself the same points as the drabble you're remixing.

If this is not your first time at the Remix square, you may remix any of your previous drabbles written for this game.
SPrompt: Skydive +2
TPrompt: Tribe +3
UPrompt: Understand +2
Door #2Click on the door to see the current challenge. After fulfilling the challenge, go forward onto a different colored path (F - blue, T - green, or U - red).
If you leave the door unopened, you have to go backward on the red path.
VCharacter: Valiant +3
WPrompt: Warn +2, Character: Wise +3
XPrompt: eXpectation +2
YPrompt: "Yours Faithfully"/"Yours Truly" +2
ZPrompt: Zero chances +3

PC square: You may use up to three prompts, as long as they’re in the same row.

Player's choice Box A North/Up
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Aftercare +2 Think +1 Buttery +2
Cake +2 Cool +3 Painful +1
Saddle+2 Stir +3 Stormy +1

Player's choice Box B East/Right
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Weather +2 Snort +2 Rowdy +2
Reflection +2 Hover +1 Yellow +3
Cave +3 Ration +2 Crisp +1

Player's choice Box C South/Down
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Pie +2 Allow +1 Loud +3
Hole +2 Mimic +2 Fixed +2
Bar +2 Wolf down +3 Locked +1

Player's choice Box D West/Left
Noun Verb Adjective/Adverb
Avocado +2 Jar +2 Left behind +1
Formal wear +1 Flatten +2 Free +3
Cord +3 Tumble +2 Ghastly +1

Picture square: You may use up to two prompts, as long as they’re touching each other (either top to bottom or side to side).

Picture square +2 each from Adele's Rolling in the Deep
1. a fire starting in my heart 2. I'll lay your ship bare 3. leave with every piece of you
4. The scars of your love 5. leave me breathless 6. wish you never had met me
7. have no story to be told 8. make your head burn 9. mine sure won't be shared
10. my heart inside of your hand 11. Throw your soul through every open door 12. sorrow into treasured gold

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Date: 2012-05-15 08:53 pm (UTC)
dhae_knight_1: My kitten Zasha (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhae_knight_1
Can I ask a question (or two) here? I can't find anywhere else to ask.

Anyway; I'm confused by the player's choice. Is there no correlation between the board and the boxes? Can a player freely choose a box, and then one (or more) prompts from said box?

The other thing; on this board, are the stars the 'picture squares'?

Hi and welcome =D

Date: 2012-05-16 03:27 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Bradley smiles (Bradley smiles)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
The current board and/or the latest mod post is the perfect place to ask questions =) (It sometimes takes us a few days to respond, just a heads up.)

Like it says on the comm. profile:
♠ Player's Choice square: You may use up to three prompts, as long as they’re in the same row.
PC squares have two sets of categories: [Noun - Verb - Adjective/Adverb] OR [Prompt - Action - Character]. You have to follow these prompt categories. If you use a prompt outside its category, you will lose 1 point.

The box that you pick depends on which direction you want to go.
e.g. For the PC square between square B and square C, you can go right (Box B), down (Box C) or left (Box D) but not up. So you cannot pick prompts from Box A.

Yes, on this board stars = picture squares.

I hope that was clear enough. Here's a past Choices board for your reference.

If you make any mistake(s), one of the mods will correct you so you'll know what to do in future moves. Do let me know if you have further questions!

Re: Hi and welcome =D

Date: 2012-05-16 05:29 am (UTC)
dhae_knight_1: hugs (hugs)
From: [personal profile] dhae_knight_1
Oh, awesome, thank you for the clarification. I've been tempted to play before, but I got stuck on the PC squares.

Home, G +1 , original

Date: 2012-05-31 11:18 pm (UTC)
lilian_cho: Close-up of Merlin's neck in black and white (Merlin neck bw)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho

Gather +1, 167 words

Also answers [livejournal.com profile] mind_spark's Mythical May prompt: pallid

Stanley carefully touched up his make-up while waiting for his next customer. While redheads trump over brunettes in vampire fashion this decade, freckles on vampires was still a no-go. Which made Stanley wonder, if a redhead is turned at the height of summer, does the Change get rid of the freckles along with scars and other blemishes? What about moles?

He had no way of knowing, since he made his living by impersonating vampires, not befriending them. The nameplate on his dressing room door read Andrei; “Stan the Vampire” didn’t have the same ring. Thankfully the establishment didn’t expect him to affect an accent, since his knowledge of Russian accent was limited to old James Bond movies. Stanley looked up and reapplied his eyeliner.

His workplace catered to “supernatural enthusiasts”; in reality, it’s a step up from a brothel. Vampire gatherings of course have their own gentlemen’s clubs, but he heard that membership cost an arm and a leg. Or possibly lifetime blood slavery; he wasn’t clear.

Re: Home, G +1 , original

Date: 2012-05-31 11:25 pm (UTC)
lilian_cho: Lilian_Cho sparkly baobab  (Lilian baobab)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Ctd. here

+1, PC +3, original

Date: 2012-05-31 11:20 pm (UTC)
lilian_cho: Close-up of Arthur's neck in an open faded blue shirt (Arthur neck)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed G square, gained 1 pt, moved 1 square to PC square.

Total pts: 1

Loud +3, 83 words

Ctd. from above

A loud knock made him fumble his mascara wand.

“Andrei, wash that gunk off of your face!” The club manager hollered. “Your next customer doesn’t want to smell stage foundation on your skin.”

He cursed and reached for the eye make-up remover. “Got it!”

“You have five minutes!”

While blotting his make-up, he had to will his hand to stop trembling. In addition to humans with a supernatural fetish, there was another group that this establishment attracted: those blacklisted from vampire clubs. Werewolves.

Re: +1, PC +3, original

Date: 2012-06-01 07:07 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: newkidfan's Arthur art  (Arthur pretty artz)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Slightly edited: "Pallid"

+3, Remix +3, original

Date: 2012-06-13 08:19 am (UTC)
lilian_cho: Two hands make a rainbow shade on the wall, forming a heart in the negative space, (Shapeshifter!Morgana)
From: [personal profile] lilian_cho
Completed PC square, gained 3 pts, moved 3 squares to remix square.

Total pts: 4

200 words

Will try not to worry re: the quality of this drabblet. *takes a deep breath and types*

Vampire gentlemen's (and ladies') club usually sprung from two invariable: boredom and a steady blood supply.

Endless enthusiast donors abound among vampire groupies, but there's just something delicious about extracting blood as payment.

As far as blood is concerned, werewolves are undesirable. Although their blood is not poisonous to vampires, the flavor is so disagreeable that most vampires would inevitably throw up. And vampire vomit is not pretty. Not quite as bad as werewolf vomit, but you get the idea.

What vampires found intolerable, however, was just how boring sex with a werewolf was. They either want to hold you down by your nape, or whine as they beg to be dominated.

These werewolves just have no sense of flair. Or drama. And why the hell would anyone frequent a vampire gentlemen's club if not for flair and drama?

Then there was that incident with that newly turned wolf--Cody or Cole—who got frustrated at his sex partner’s nonexistent heartbeat and proceeded to claw the guy to accelerate the heartbeat that wasn’t there to begin with.

Rather than having to verify how many years a customer had been a werewolf, vampire club owners had decided to blacklist all werewolves.

This board is now closed

Date: 2012-08-10 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] benebu
Watch out for the snake!

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