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The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by InesQor(m): 3:46pm On Nov 24, 2010
This game is also known as Preludes and Nocturnes, or The Oldest Game of All, popularized by the "Sandman" comic.

It all depends on each player's creativity and imagination.  cheesy

Rules:
You (the player) becomes something, and describe how it could defeat the thing the former player is (explain how it beats or trumps the last described form and you EMPHASIZE the impact).

You shouldn't leap through scales of being- you take one step above the thing, so the interactions between them seem clear. e.g. jumping from "Horse" to "Atomic Bomb" makes no sense  grin


Let me give an example from the "Sandman" comic, where the game was first recorded in play. In the "Sandman" comic, Dream is captured in hell and needs to fight "Choronzon" for his helmet. Here is the game, it was very short and the "good guy", Dream, won.  grin

Choronzon: Ssso, You know the rules, dreamlord? If you win, I will return your helmet.
If you lose, you will ssserve as plaything of hell, for eternity. Our ssslave.


Very well. I have the first move. I am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler.

Dream: I am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing. And I feel the grass beneath my hooves, the flanks between my legs.

All is real. Nothing is real. Choronzon’s move.

Choronzon: I am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing.

Dream: There are many ways to lose the oldest game. Failure of nerve, hesitation… Being unable to shift into a defensive shape. Lack of imagination. I am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged.

Choronzon: I am a snake, spider-devouring, poison-toothed.

Dream: I am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy-footed. I feel the snake writhe beneath my hoof, its spine crushed.

Choronzon: I am an anthrax, butcher bacterium, warm-life destroying.

Dream: A change in direction, but still an old gambit. I think… I think I understand how Choronzon plays. How I can turn it against him. I think I will abandon the offensive.
I am a world, space-floating, life-nurturing.


Choronzon: I am a nova, all-exploding… planet-cremating.

Dream: I am the Universe—all things encompassing, all life embracing.

Choronzon: I am anti-life, the beast of judgement. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds… of everything. Sss. And what will you be then dreamlord?

Dream: I am hope.

The dreamlord wins and gets his helmet back  kiss

Got it now? Let's go! smiley  cool
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by InesQor(m): 3:54pm On Nov 24, 2010
I am water, quenching all thirst, healing life, curing nature. Whatever escapes me still craves for me.
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by Woke4all(m): 4:08pm On Nov 24, 2010
Am the Sun. Evaporates, dry and makes people drink you.
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by InesQor(m): 4:21pm On Nov 24, 2010
Woke4all:

Am the Sun. Evaporates, dry and makes people drink you.

I am gravity, holding the sun together like a ball of gas, powerful enough to let all your gases escape as I watch you supernova with a flash of energy, exploding into pure nothingness. cool
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by InesQor(m): 4:31pm On Nov 24, 2010
InesQor:

I am gravity, holding the sun together like a ball of gas, powerful enough to let all your gases escape as I watch you supernova with a flash of energy, exploding into pure nothingness. cool

I am an Eagle. Eyes keenly fixed to the sky, I soar sharply, surge upwards and tear gravity to shreds.
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by medjai(m): 6:23pm On Nov 24, 2010
InesQor:

I am an Eagle. Eyes keenly fixed to the sky, I soar sharply, surge upwards and tear gravity to shreds.
I'm a trap with a chick as bait. I activate the eagle's rapacity and bingo! The eagle falls prey
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by InesQor(m): 6:57pm On Nov 24, 2010
medjai:

I'm a trap with a chick as bait. I activate the eagle's rapacity and bingo! The eagle falls prey

I am nature. I take the life of the chick and it decays into humus. I eat away at the trap and it decays into rust. Now you have become a part of my rich and vast resources. grin
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by Nobody: 12:25am On Nov 25, 2010
I am lost  angry I am trapped in a world of confusion and wtfs never ending like mother Earth and nature, I cannot see an end to questions about this game! I am to be enlightened! angry
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by medjai(m): 7:50am On Nov 25, 2010
InesQor:

I am nature. I take the life of the chick and it decays into humus. I eat away at the trap and it decays into rust. Now you have become a part of my rich and vast resources.  grin
I'm the greenhouse gas emitted on a daily basis by factories around the world. Global warming, desertification, melting of the solar caps, flooding, are just some of the irreparable damages I'm doing to nature. In very short time, I'll annihilate nature grin
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by Phate07(m): 9:19pm On Nov 27, 2010

This kind of game sef! Waattevaar!
angry angry
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by violent(m): 11:35pm On Nov 27, 2010
medjai:

I'm the greenhouse gas emitted on a daily basis by factories around the world. Global warming, desertification, melting of the solar caps, flooding, are just some of the irreparable damages I'm doing to nature. In very short time, I'll annihilate nature grin

I am Tornado, nothing stands in my way, i take no prisoners, i give no second chances, when People hear of the horror i inflict, greenhouse gas seem a big joke!
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by violent(m): 3:50pm On Dec 05, 2010
I guess at this point, it can be safely assumed that Tornado wins
Re: The Game Of Forms (a.k.a Preludes And Nocturnes) <--- Creative Players Wanted! by InesQor(m): 6:38pm On Dec 05, 2010
I am a black hole. When i distort a planet's orbit, the winds and waves are thrown out of order and the menacing tornado is banished.

@violent: no mind me abeg. I have been away. I like your hand in the game though. Wont mind letting you have the win, but here above is my post for sportmanship sake. Lol. You do know what causes tornadoes right?

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