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Game #85
roll the dice
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Chess board courtesy of clairshadows. Prompts by benebu.

This board is also posted on Dreamwidth. You may play on either site.

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.

There will be no post secret this week

On this board, your movements depend not on the point value of the prompt but on what chess piece you are playing at that moment. Roll the dice to determine your chess piece.

1a) You are at a Player’s Choice square. Move up, right, down or left according to the point value of the prompt(s).
1b) If the PC square's point value exceeds the board's limits, you should stay in the same column or the same row.
e.g. You're on the red PC square between R and G, going "Up" 3 squares. You stay in the same column but go back to the bottom line, arriving at H square.

2) When skipping a prompt, a pawn may move backwards as many squares as the point value of the prompt.

3) When a pawn reaches the top row (the C-A-PC-J-K-F-B-Q row), it turns into a queen.

Chess piece rules, courtesy of elalone:
1 - King: You may move one square in any direction.
2 - Queen: You may move any number of squares, in any direction.
3 - Rook: You may move any number of squares, either horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally.
4 - Bishop: You may move any number of squares diagonally, but not horizontally or vertically.
5 - Knight: You may move two squares vertically and one horizontally, or two squares horizontally and one vertically (L-shape)
6 - Pawn: You may move only up. On your first move, you may go one or two squares. Afterwards, you may only move one square at a time.

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

Home Roll the dice to determine your chess piece:
1 - king, 2 - queen, 3 - rook, 4 - bishop, 5 - knight, and 6 - pawn.
Start on any square you want on the bottom two rows.
A Prompt: Array +2
B Action: Balk +2
C Character: Chatterbox +2
D Action: Duck +1
E Prompt: Elixir +3
F Character: Fatherless +2
G Prompt: Germane +1
H Prompt: Hindrance +1
I Action: Initiate +2
J Prompt: Jolt +2
K Prompt: Knife +1
L Prompt: Lark +2
M Prompt: Manifold +2
N Action: Numb +1
O Character: Old Stager +2
P Prompt: Paucity +3
Q Action: eQuate +3
R Character: Rash +2
S Action: Slack/Slacken +2
T Action: Trample +2
U Character: Uncanny +2
V Prompt: Vertigo +1
W Prompt: Wheel +2
X Action: eXpiate +3
Y Action: Yield +2
Z Prompt: Zing +3

Player’s Choice: Move up, right, down or left according to the point value of the prompt(s).

Player's choice Box A Up
Prompt Character Action
Earworm +3 Lily-Livered +2 Ignore +1
Frame +1 Latecomer +2 Slander +3
Pack +1 Physician +3 Misread +2
Grudgingly +2 Kidult +2 Shear +2

Player's choice Box B Right
Prompt Character Action
Lacuna +3 Godmother +2 Win +1
Chore +1 Forward Thinking +3 Disqualify +2
Despondency +2 Unsuspected +2 Repeat +2
Burlap +3 Chain-Smoker +2 Deepen +1

Player's choice Box C Down
Prompt Character Action
Foursquare +3 Retreating +1 Assume +2
Deadline +2 Gentleman +2 Lift +2
Stencil +3 Determined +1 Seek +2
Track Record +3 Eager +2 Act +1

Player's choice Box D Left
Prompt Character Action
Cart +3 Vengeful +2 Shoot +1
Spick-and-Span +3 Cold-Blooded +2 Cure +1
Chamomile +3 Deceitful +2 Conform +1
Honed +2 Lazybones +2 Rebel +2

Picture Square. Roll the dice to determine your next chess piece. You may roll the dice again if you get the same chess piece. Move according to your chess piece, not the point value of the prompt(s).

You may use up to two of them, as long as they’re touching each other (either top to bottom or side to side).

Far from the Madding Crowd +2
I've lost my love and I care not,
I've lost my love and I care not;
I shall soon have another
the line dividing the seen from the unseen the support of a lover's arm isn't of a kind best calculated to assist a resolve to renounce him
and I always had such a forgetful memory, too the sorry look of a grand bird without the feathers that make it grand how different the second nothing is from the first
how women take a favour of that kind the stuff of which great men's mothers are made dramas in which men would play a part
genuine lover's love as a hyperbolic curve approaches a straight line - less directly as he got nearer I would rather have curses from you than kisses from any other woman
I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without having a husband a quiet modesty that would have become a vestal as a pelican in the wilderness

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prompt: germane +1
pairing: Kristen Stewart/Taylor Swift
word count: 200


"You know who you should call?" says one of Kristen's friends, one of her non-famous friends.

"Who?" Kristen says, because what else is she supposed to say. People always ask questions, she's found, especially when it would be easier to just say what they mean. No one says what they mean, she's discovered, even people you trust to say what they mean. People will lie and tell you they're okay when they're not, they'll ask you dumb, twisty questions that you're expected to answer because it's your job, seemingly, even when you're not at work, when you should be away from all that.

"Taylor Swift."

"What?" Kristen asks. "Why?"

Her friend stares at her like the answer's obvious. "She's the go-to girl for break-ups."

"How do you know that?"

"Everyone knows that."

"Well," Kristen says, "I didn't know that." She pauses, considers. "I don't even know her."

"I thought all famous people knew each other," says her friend, eyes narrowed like she's not sure Kristen's telling the truth. It's a look Kristen's overly familiar with right now, a look she's sick of seeing on the faces of everyone she knows.

"They don't."

"Okay." Her friend shrugs, and Kristen doesn't say anything.

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