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Week 70 Game

Treasure Map board and prompts are made by lilian_cho. This week's A-Z prompts feature several cities and countries. The picture square prompts come from Billy Collins' poems.

Post Secret is playable =)


Disclaimer: This is a manipulated image. The base image is taken from a Pirates boardgame. Not mine, etc. etc.


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.

You may go clockwise or counterclockwise on this board, but don't change directions midway.
Exceptions: 1) You are going backwards because you skip a prompt.
2) You are at a Player’s Choice Square.

ETA 08/23/10: Prompts A-Z sometimes include two prompts you can choose from. You may write for both prompts, but you only get points for one instead of both.
e.g. Character: Beautiful +1, Prompt: Blink +2

You can write about a beautiful character who blinks, but you can either:
a) earn 1 point and move forward 1 square, OR
b) earn 2 points and move forward 2 squares.

Player's Choice rule: You have to follow the prompt categories (Noun, Verb or Adjective/Adverb). If you use a prompt outside its category, you will lose 1 point.

All the general rules can be found in the profile. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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Home Did you watch Inception? If yes, start at A, E, I, O or U square. If not, start at C, G, L, R or X square.
A Action: Admire +2, Character: Admirable +1
B Character: Beautiful +1, Prompt: Blink +2
C Prompt: Conquest +3
Gypsy CardYou have coins to spend and visited a fortuneteller.
She told you to pick two cards. You picked ___ and ___. (Use Picture tables).
D Prompt: Destructive +1, Character: Demi-god +2
CompassYou just saved a Mage from drowning.
Out of gratefulness, the Mage called the ___ Wind to help you. (Use Player’s Choice tables).
E Prompt: Envy +2
F Prompt: Figure skating +2, Character: Figure skater +3
G Action: Grow up +1, Prompt: Germany +2
H Prompt: Hurricane +2
Skull and swordsYour main character caught the plague and died. Roll the dice to go to your next square (Count forward from this space). For the next three drabbles, write about a minor character instead.
I Prompt: Invade +2, Identify +3
J Prompt: Justify +1
K Prompt: Kisses +1, Korea +2
Triangle Menace A huge storm hits! Lighten your load or your ship will sink. Rewrite your last drabble, taking out 25 words. Give yourself the same points as the drabble you're rewriting.
If this is not your first time braving the Triangle, you may rewrite any of your previous drabbles written for this game, taking out 25 words.
L Prompt: Legal +2
M Character: Miserable +1
N Prompt: Normal +2
O Prompt: Over the counter +1, Olympics +2
P Prompt: Perception +2, Pakistan +3
Q Prompt: Quandary +3
R Action: Resolve +2, Prompt: Real +1
S Prompt: Shanghai +2, Character: Shamed +3
T Prompt: Taint +1, Tint +2
U Prompt: Under control +1
Triangle Menace A huge storm hits! Lighten your load or your ship will sink. Rewrite your last drabble, taking out 25 words. Give yourself the same points as the drabble you're rewriting.
If this is not your first time braving the Triangle, you may rewrite any of your previous drabbles written for this game, taking out 25 words.
V Prompt: Vindicate +2
W Prompt: White +1, World Cup +2
X Prompt: eXpected +2
Y Action: Yammer +2, Prompt: Yamcake +3
Z Prompt: aZure +2, Zimbambwe +3








Compass: You just saved a Mage from drowning. Out of gratefulness, the Mage called the ___ Wind to help you.
(Use Player’s Choice tables below).

Player's choice Box A North/Up
Noun Verb Adj/Adv
situation +1 prattle +3 colorful +2
liver +1 record +2 fiery +3
snake +1 bother +3 ill-intentioned +2
ruler +1 rail +3 meaty +2


Player's choice Box B East/Right
Noun Verb Adj/Adv
community +2 allow +3 valuable +1
boss +1 own +2 first-rate +3
fury +2 grovel +3 fragile +1
tutor +3 pawn +2 novel +1


Player's choice Box C South/Down
Noun Verb Adj/Adv
chips +1 read +2 bird +1, bird-like +3
pot +1 deep +3 creepy +2
chest +2 bid +3 angelic +1
cavity +3 grant +1 long-legged +2


Player's choice Box D West/Left
Noun Verb Adj/Adv
butterfly +3 make up +2 smelly +1
alcohol +1 auction +3 thin +2
dungeon +1 save +3 humane +2
period +3 free +1 seedy +2







Gypsy Card: You have coins to spend and visited a fortuneteller. She told you to pick two cards. You picked ___ and ___.
(Use Picture tables below).
You may use up to two of them, as long as they’re touching each other (either top to bottom or side to side). You may include the lines themselves in your response.

Gypsy Cards +2 each from Billy Collins' poems
1. kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbye 2. perfectly motionless, perfectly behaved 3. holding one with fingers still wet from a swim
4. stand-offish, professorial in the worst sense of the word 5. everything was hand-lettered then, not like today 6. not poised on the tip of your tongue
7. striding around like a vivid god, your shoulders in the clouds 8. indicators of progress, signs of industry and thought 9. but what about this wallpaper?
10. surprise each other with alphabets made of twigs 11. whose name begins with an "L" as far as you can recall 12. staring straight ahead with your little plastic face
13. Europe trembled while we sat still for our portraits 14. maybe that was just me, maybe that was just the way I read it 15. a dance we cannot imagine, a dance whose name we can only guess


1, 6, 11: "Forgetfulness"
2, 7, 12: "Some Days"
3 & 8: "The Best Cigarette"
4, 9, 14: "Workshop"
5, 10, 13, 15: "Nostalgia"

The above poems (except for "Some Days") are part of The Best Cigarette collection and can be downloaded here at Archive.org, poem by poem or in one zip file.
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