I had so much fun reading about your games yesterday! There were fewer rpg’ers than I expected, some games I play (hello, solitaire) that I didn’t think of, and some (hello, Pacman) that took me down memory lane. Thanks for playing! Ready to go again?
In honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.)
All you have to do to enter is answer a question.
So, until I started getting ready for AAD, I somehow had never heard of Cards Against Humanity, but since author Mina Khan and I, and perhaps one or two others, will be hosting a game on the Wednesday night of AAD, I offered to buy a set of cards. OMG. I can’t wait to play. Basically, it’s a game of outrageous questions on one set of cards and potential answers on another set of cards.
So I drew a question card at random: If I were president of the United States, I’d create a Department of ________________ (fill in the blank).
My answer card was: Sex with Patrick Stewart.
So, answer the question: If I were president of the United States, I’d create a Department of ________________ (fill in the blank).
What you can say: anything, as long as it is not a truly political issue. I don’t want to talk about immigration, foreign policy, presidential candidates, the right to life, same-sex marriage, or the Confederate flag and where it should or should not be flown. I have firm opinions on all of those things, but this isn’t the venue for it.
So, my answer?
If I were president of the United States, I’d create a Department of Grocery Store Monitoring. I hate shopping. Hate. Shopping. Shopping for groceries is the worst of all. So I’d install monitors at the doors of supermarkets to confiscate cell phones and anyone under 18. The phones could be picked up on the way out; the children could all scream and cry and clutter the aisles in their own corral until their parents left. Anyone who slips a cell phone inside and is caught blocking an aisle while having a conversation would face prosecution.
Now, YOU fill in the blank!