In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight
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I'll bet Cleave comes in useful here

Maybe people are just running out of innovative game ideas and we're scrapping the bottom of the proverbial barrel. I've seen a lot of game offerings in the past few years which are just clones of traditional games but with some twist or "eXtreme" edge to it. Last gencon I recall seeing a game that was based on chess except you used collectable cards to change the rules. For all I know, one of the cards allows you to arm your knight with a plasma cannon or something along those lines. Still, even considering all that, I doubt there's something unbelievable as this I just found browsing through the local convention's event list:

S302: Knife 2.0; "The Vegetable Chop". Got to the convention early? Waiting for Opening Ceremonies? Come on up to the Staff Suite and help the staff chop vegetables for the convention! We got carrots! We got celery! We got bunnies! No wait, we don't got bunnies. Never mind. Yes, we're serious. Prizes will be awarded for volume and finesse! Wednesday, 5:00PM - 8:00PM; One Session; All Materials Provided. Beginners Welcome; Fun, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance.

How's that for whacky? I can see that showing up at some sort of chef convention or something, but among larpers and gamers? Weirdness.
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