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It says on the entry there's no author, but I thought this was generally seen as the credit for the game even though the original was done with pictures.

"Invented" by the surrealists! Although I'm sure the idea predates them?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse
 
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kimadactyl wrote:
It says on the entry there's no author, but I thought this was generally seen as the credit for the game even though the original was done with pictures.

"Invented" by the surrealists! Although I'm sure the idea predates them?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exquisite_corpse


It's got some similarities, in that the paper is passed around and everyone is contributing.
But, it's really a different game. The key difference is that in Exquisite Corpse, regardless of the written or the drawn version, each person is contributing an additional element to the work as a whole.

Whereas in EPYC/Telestrations, you are *repeating* the entire work as a whole, but just translated into either a picture or a sentence. So it's closer actually to the "telephone game" children play. One entire entity is repeated over and over and at the end it has mutated into something else. Rather than the collaborative piece-meal nature of Exquisite Corpse.
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Oh, I see! Thanks for the clarification. I've never played it this way! Sounds cool
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