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 Post subject: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:42 pm 
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this game is how i tried to threadjack came up in another thread, and now the idea is in my head, and i think it could be a lot of fun, but i suppose we ought to sort out some ground rules first to keep things from getting all messy. the rule i've always played by is that each person is able to see only the last sentence written by the preceding person, but some people reveal only the last word, and some people insist that whatever you write adhere to a certain structure. i'm all for keeping it as loose as possible, because it's a lot easier to write something crazy if you aren't mentally thumbing through a manual. so, while remaining open to suggestions, i propose the following:

1. you can write as much as you want, but hide everything except the last, say, five words in spoiler tags.
2. add only to the last post in the thread. don't even look at the other ones!
3. we can put a time limit on the thread so it isn't spooling on forever with no reward; maybe after a couple of weeks we'll (or i'll) pull everything together and present the full finished story as the last post, and then if people want we can start a new thread. or we can leave it open-ended and mysterious, if people like that better. i won't like that better, but my vote is one vote, and i'm just barely people anyway.

yea/nay?

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:19 pm 
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When I've played this before, it's usually: each person just adds one sentence (for value of "one" equal to "you can do two or three, if you need to"). But, either way. Let's do it!

Do we need to have a separate thread for the metadiscussion though? Since, here we are talking about the game, but once we start playing, we can't really talk about the structure within the thread.

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:00 pm 
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i'm not sure what you mean by "metadiscussion," i guess; i figured we'd get this discussion stuff out of the way, and once we started playing we'd just play. will that not work?

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Well like, if someone has a question, or if we're like "hey this isn't working, we should change something or other..."?

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
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I dunno, sometimes I overthink stuff :)

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:47 pm 
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well, let's agree that round 1 will be where we'll iron out the wrinkles, so we can ask as many questions as we want. or let's do a really abbreviated version as a test--like, we'll let this first one run for 48 hours or something. please feel free to overthink; i often overlook, so together we'll make it all o.k.

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:02 pm 
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I mean, the problem is that if the game is played by not reading most of the previous comments, if someone asks a question in the game thread, nobody will read the question except the person who posts immediately after them.

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:41 pm 
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well, see, that's one of those things that i wouldn't have thought of. if you think it's best, we can start the game in a different thread and make sure the first post says something like "if you have questions/comments about what's happening here, refer to . . . " and then link back here.

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:43 am 
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o.k., so, just gonna start it over there in that other thread that i'm sure you'll find. i have already changed my mind and decided i'm spoiler-tagging everything. come back here and gripe about whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:19 pm 
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So, spoiler tagging everything, and that means it's okay that we read the entire post before our own?

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 Post subject: Re: exquisite corpse
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:29 pm 
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I vote we also always try and remember to copy what we've typed and refresh the page to see that no one else has posted before we post.

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