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Raven_Lunatic
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Registered: ‎10-13-2008

Wrongful summary game

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I saw this game on another message board, and it was too good not to share.

 

Basically, you have to summerize a story in a way that's technically accurate, but completely misses the point.

 

For example, one person summed up A Midsummer Night's Dream thusly: "Teenagers swap girlfriends under the influence of mind-altering substances".

 

Have fun.

 

 

I'll start with my favorite author, Terry Pratchett:

 

Guards, Guards- The long-lost heir to the throne comes home as an evil dragon threatens all he holds dear.

Small Gods- The Omnist religion nearly dies out, but in the end is revitalized by the people's faith.


Thief of Time- Twins, seperated at birth, reunite under strange circumstances.


Soul Music- Three guys start a rock band.

Wyrd Sisters- Three women track down the son they adopted out.

The Fifth Elephant- Sam Vimes is forced to wear red tights.

Witches Abroad- Three clueless tourists blunder around upsetting evryone.

Jingo- Due to a strange quirk of geology, an insignificant island sometimes floats and sometimes sinks.

Going Postal- The intense competition between two businesses turns ugly.

Message Edited by Raven_Lunatic on 03-02-2009 11:35 AM
Message Edited by Jon_B on 03-03-2009 08:42 AM
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dulcinea3
Posts: 4,389
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Re: Wrongful summery game

Wuthering Heights - Interbreeding among nineteenth-century Yorkshire families
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Everyman
Posts: 9,216
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Re: Wrongful summery game

Hamlet:  Two generations disagree over who should control the family business.
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Librarian
Posts: 483
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Re: Wrongful summery game

        Cinderella-----Child abused by dysfunctional family employs magical thinking.

 

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Jon_B
Posts: 1,893
Registered: ‎07-15-2008

Re: Wrongful summery game

Ulysses - A man goes to a funeral and, while standing around in boredom, invents in his mind a device to aid those who are accidentally buried alive.

 

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Jon_B
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Re: Wrongful summery game


Everyman wrote:
Hamlet:  Two generations disagree over who should control the family business.
Hamlet  A pair of courtiers attempt to do their friend's father a favor and, in so doing, lose the friend. 

 

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dulcinea3
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Re: Wrongful summery game

A Christmas Carol - Haunted skinflint gets the goose
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Everyman
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Re: Wrongful summery game

Iliad -- man gets girl, man loses girl, man has chance to get girl back but decides he doesn't want her after all. 
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Re: Wrongful summery game

Dante's Inferno:  Two friends explore a cave and run across a few old friends. 
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Ryan_G
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Registered: ‎10-24-2008

Re: Wrongful summery game

Dracula - Hemophiliac moves to another country in search of the woman of his dreams

 

 

Frankenstein - Doctor's quest to create the son he never had.

 

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Disfigured man finds and loses one true love.

 

 

The War of the Worlds - Neighbors drop by and crazy times commence.

 

 

 

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