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    April 2013 Blog Chain

    Starting Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
    Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

    This month's prompt:
    Random Fiasco

    It's time to roll the dice, baby, and come up with a random setting and setup sourced from the roleplaying game Fiasco.

    Using this online dice-roller (or real dice), roll to see which setting you'll be using:
    01 - Alpha Complex (science fiction)
    02 - Dragon Slayers (fantasy)
    03 - Flyover (contemporary America)
    04 - Heroes Of Pinnacle City (superheroes)
    05 - Los Angeles, 1936 (film noir)
    06 - Vegas, Baby (Vegas!)

    Each setting linked above has a list of Relationships, Needs, Objects, and Places. Roll the dice twice for each category, once to determine the kind of Relationship, Need, Object, and Place, and once to determine the specifics.

    Your blog post must use the rolled Setting, Relationship, Need, Object, and Place in some way. You can reroll if you can't make it work.

    Example
    1. Using the dice roller, I roll a 2. That means my setting is Dragon Slayers.
    2. Following the Dragon Slayers link, I roll for my Relationship. I get a 1, which means Family and Romance
    3. I roll again to see what kind of Family and Romance. I roll a 3, which means Unrequited lovers.
    4. I roll for my Needs. I get a 5, which means To Rule.
    5. I roll again to see what kind of Rule and get a 4, which means To Rule...an army of undead.
    6. I roll for my Location. I get a 5, which means From the Past.
    7. I roll again to see what kind of location From the Past and get a 2, which means Military academy (massacred in a major war).
    8. Finally, I roll for my Object. I get a 1, which means Weapons.
    9. I roll one more time to see what kind of Weapons and get a 3, which means Big-ass iron warhammer.

    So in this case, my blog entry would need to include:
    -A fantasy setting
    -Character(s) with an unrequited romance
    -Someone who needs/wants to rule over an army of undead
    -A military academy massacred and destroyed in a past war
    -A big-ass iron warhammer

    Instructions:
    Simply post your blog's URL in this thread to join. I'll let you know in this thread when it's your turn. Once your turn comes up, you have two days to complete a blog post using the prompt. When you are finished, please add a link to your post on the thread.

    If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate or need to be moved around in the schedule, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day; you'll get a second chance at the end of the month.

    Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you! Please include a list of all participants' blogs (not necessarily their actual posts for the month) in your blog post.

    Participants:
    orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to post)
    Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to post)
    writingismypassion - http://charityfaye.blogspot.com/ (link to post)
    Sixpence - http://orlawritesthings.com/ (link to post)
    BBBurke - http://www.awritersprogression.com/ (link to post)

    Bumped:
    Amanda R. - http://www.twoamericansinchina.com/ (link to post)
    Angyl78 - http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com/ (link to post)
    Sneaky Devil - http://fantasywriterwannabe.wordpress.com/ (link to post)

    Archive of Past Blog Chains
    Last edited by orion_mk3; 04-25-2014 at 10:41 PM.

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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Rolled: Alpha Complex
    Last edited by Ralph Pines; 04-02-2014 at 05:34 AM.
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    An interesting challenge indeed. Sign me up!
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    Sign me up. Link in sig.
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    Me too please! Link in sig.

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    I like the random! Sign me up, but I won't be able to do it before April 14th, so hopefully a few more will sign up and get put in front of me

    www.awritersprogression.com

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    Everyone through BBBurke is aaadded
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    okay. Sign me up


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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Well, I got all my duckies in a row, just waiting for Orion to kick things off. And I love the whole Paranoia reference.
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    Well, that took longer than I thought My rolls were:

    Setting: Flyover
    Relationship: Crime - Marijuana importer and dealer
    Needs: To get out of a deal out at the airport that's gone south
    Location: Sucker Creek - A shallow grave in a neglected sunflower field
    Object: Weapon - Electric cattle prod

    Post here.
    Excerpts from Nonexistent Books - my literary blog and daily writing exercise all rolled up into one! Short sections of books that don't (and perhaps shouldn't) exist. Like what you see? Purchase a print or ebook version!

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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Setting: Alpha Complex
    Relationships: Secret Societies-Sierra Club Tree Huger and Pro-Tech gadget fanatic
    Needs: To get rich-by earning bonuses for completing service services
    Locations: HPD and Mind Control-Private suite of a much higher-clearance citizen
    Objects: Treasonous- Gatzmann Archive of Old Reckoning history and literature

    And now for the link.
    Those that are offended by the truth can not be trusted with it.
    Main Blog:
    Neither Here nor There....

    YouTube Gaming Channel: Lessons Learned

    And on Twitter:

    RafaWriter (original it ain't, but it works for me!)

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    writingismypassionisnext.
    Excerpts from Nonexistent Books - my literary blog and daily writing exercise all rolled up into one! Short sections of books that don't (and perhaps shouldn't) exist. Like what you see? Purchase a print or ebook version!

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    I rolled Vegas, Baby.
    Relationship: Gluttony - Drug entrepreneurs
    Needs: To get even - for all the times you took a back seat
    Location: The Strip - backstage of a major show
    Objects: Fauna - highly trained dolphin

    Here it is!
    Shards of Glass ~ Revising based on beta feedback.
    Rekindle ~ Working Title ~ 8,695 words. ON HOLD.

    THIS IS LIFE (My Blog)
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    Groovy! Amanda R. is next.
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    I've been so busy but this is so exciting I want to commit! lol

    Don't sign me up yet, but I just needed to post to say that this is an awesome idea, whoever came up with it!

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    Just did my rolls. Pretty interesting setup. It will take me a couple days to get it up though. You can come back to me if someone else gets done first.
    Amanda R.

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    I can whack mine up tomorrow morning if Amanda needs some time. Just let me know and I'll upload it.

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    Okay then. Sixpence, if you can post whenever you're ready, I will swap you and Amanda R.

    pyrosama, you are welcome to join if you want, just let me know
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    Post is up.

    My rolls were:
    Scenario: (5) Los Angeles 1939, Film Noir
    Relationship: (4) Romance (6) Current spouses
    Needs: (2) To get even (1) With the lousy cop who burned you
    Location: (4) Bay City (2) Gambling Ship S.S.Rex, three miles out in Santa Monica bay
    Object: (6) Sentimental (3) Box of old love letters, with a scented sachet


    I really loved the fiasco idea! I'm tempted to roll my way through all the scenarios. Awesome idea orion_mk3

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    Thank you kindly, Sixpence

    Amanda R., any word on whether you can get it done or require a further bump?
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    Okay, I'm going to bump Amanda R. in favor of Angyl78.
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    Going to give Angyl78 one more day before adding to the bump pile.
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    Well, the chain has certainly come to a screeching halt, hasn't it?

    Angyl78 is bumped in favor of BBBurke.
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    Sneaky Devil added to the chain by request.
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    OK, we'll see if we can jumpstart things. Here's mine:

    http://awritersprogression.blogspot....log-chain.html

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