Storytime - A Ones Upon A Game Challenge
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Time to let your creative storytelling juice flow... With the help of the fun Rory's Story Cubes, let's have a weekly contest of the imagination. Well the contest is real, you'll be using your imagination.

Each week I'll roll dice from a set of Rory's Story Cubes. I'll then post the nine images. Your job is to post a comment with a story using all nine of the cube's images.

Enter as many times as you like each week. The contest will start each Sunday evening (at some point, I'll try to be consistent)

JUDGING: This is for fun, so vote honestly. If you like someone's story, give it a thumbs up. If you don't, then don't (sheesh you don't have to be rude about it!)

The entry with the most votes each week will win a whopping, bank breaking 10GG! And bragging rights for the week of course. Ties will be determined by the person who used the least words.

Try to keep your entry a fresh reply (unquoted) if possible... if you preface with "ENTRY:" it would help... but let's just see how it goes.

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1. Board Game: Rory's Story Cubes [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1860] [Average Rating:6.36 Unranked]
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Contest for Sunday 11/23/2014 - 11/30/2014



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who won this week's challenge with 11 votes...

uniconfis wrote:
I love my home but this was a special occasion. I got on the phone and set our reservations for Vegas in December. Next I needed to figure out the directions to the exact spot it would happen. After diner, we will walk over the bridge crossing the Grand Canal at the Venetian hotel. When we finally reach the Bellagio, we will find our own bench which is wrapped around a beautifully lit medium sized Tree. While watching the fountains I will grab her hand and fall down to a single knee. My world will never be the same again…


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Contest for Sunday 11/30/2014 - 12/07/2014



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for his poetical entry:

njshaw2 wrote:
As I was walking across the street,
I met a nice man with a walking stick.
He looked at me and said: "Can you help me, son?"
I smiled, then frowned, and said "Yes, but quickly come;
"I have a game to get to, you see."
His face look puzzled, then said: "Like Monopoly?"
"NOOOO!" I cried, showing him my big rulebook
For Twilight Imperium... He replied: "What?! Gobbledygook!"


This came down to a tie for votes, and his was the least wordy at 69.
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3. Board Game: Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2502] [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked]
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Contest for Sunday 12/07/2014 - 12/14/2014

Mixing it up a bit with a trip on the Voyages edition of Rory's Story Cubes...

Let's write!



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garyrbrooks wrote:
I turn away from the child and push open the door.

I get a waft of mushrooms as it opens and the stale air escapes.

I walk inside and realise I’m back stage.

It’s dark as I move forward I trip over something.

It’s a helmet with horns on it.

A bit Viking looking but then I remember that Viking helmets never really had horns, that was just in the movies.

I chuckle to myself but I stop quickly when I notice a glow coming from a wooden chest at the back of the room.

I approach it with caution; this day is just getting stranger and stranger.

The lid is slightly open and as I lift it I’m nearly blinded by the glow from a crown resting in the bottom of it.

I reach in to pick it up and then suddenly my mind is filled with images of a great palace set in a desert, like something out of Ali Baba.

It’s too much for my fragile brain so I stuff the crown in a sack that’s lying on the ground.

“I need to get out of here,” I tell myself. The small ladder to the stage is the quickest way so I go for that.

As I clamber on to the stage the house lights go on and I see an angry woman looking at me.

“GET OUT, GET OUT, GET OUT!” she screams.

I run for the door.


Again, it came down to a tiebreaker of fewest words.
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Contest for Sunday 12/14/2014 - 12/21/2014

Back to the original set this week...

Hope to get more participation... seems the interest is waning or perhaps it's only that people are too busy?



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for his winning entry:

koinskyz wrote:
Where are those damn keys? I've been searching everywhere. Thunderbold fused all house's lights. Or did I forget to post the electricity bill??? Anyway, I can't open the electrical box without those keys. My flashlight is almost running out of batteries. I should go out and buy some, but it's raining like under a fountain. I hate stormy nights!
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Contest ending Sunday 12/28/2014

Oh Christmas theme, Oh Christmas theme...
Our stories must pertain to thee...


It's Christmastime! Make your story relate in some (hopefully happy) way to Christmas. No depressing dad pretending to be Santa getting caught in the chimney and his body not being found until spring stories please.



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Raid1280 wrote:
Entry:

Christmas has a magnetizing effect to it. It draws us in, ripe with hope. It seems to flower, within us, new life, a hope born of something greater than ourselves. We drift hazily along in our day to day, asleep to the many cries made by our fellow travelers to the grave, wandering endlessly, lost in the wilderness of our own selfishness, preoccupied with new gadgets and entertainment.

But when the winter winds blow cold, the bird cry falls silent, and the hibernating soul is allowed a moment of self-examination, we find that the spirit of the holidays is within each of us. The qualities of the season exemplified in song, merriment, and in tradition: mercy, generosity, compassion, empathy, and love, flowing in our veins, like a fountain waiting to quench the thirst of the broken. These qualities, this season, this hope - It is the bridge that unites us over a million drops of division.


Which won via tiebreaker of word count 156 to 193...
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Contest Ending: Sunday January 18, 2015



Congratulations to poet
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njshaw2 wrote:
The clock struck four; I saw the lightning flash.
The building shook; my eyes were filled with stars!
"Some magic here", I thought, "has turn'd us all
about." Then all, like sheep, we wander'd hence
Into the fountain of our dreams, whereto
Our luck did end, and all did come to nought.
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7. Board Game: Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:2502] [Average Rating:6.63 Unranked]
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Contest Ending: Sunday January 25, 2015



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for his entry:

russ wrote:
There once was a pirate from Persia
whose submarine ran by inertia.
He sailed far, unshaven,
with mammoth, snake, raven,
Through rivers and seas west to Myrtia.
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