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01 July 2007 @ 09:30 pm
Sand Castles and Imaginary Wars  
Almost everyday now one or more of my friends asks me to come outside and play "The Sand-Castle Game". Its a fairly complex game of which the end result has no true objective. We "research" abilities that allow us to build more and "improve the armies" which, of course, we only very rarely use them. Many times my friends and myself end up having massive sand-made cities, booming economies, and overly powerful military might. Only the race for the best technology, even though we're all equally matched at the discovery rate, keeps us playing until the game pauses until the next day. If it survives the night and the morning, the group comes out again to repair, rebuild, and figure out where we were the day before as far as what everyone was building and/or researching. By the time everything is sorted out, one or two of two things happen. Either someone becomes bored and introduces a completely random opponent* that drives the game into a death spiral, or someone starts to... well... try to act like god and are beset with miracles**. All in all, if the players don't end the game in a show of destruction, then the various visitors to the park will do the sand-cities the same thing a crowd of Godzillas would do visiting New York City!

*="super-powerful beings from an ancient civilization or another place",(ie. Titanium plated giant spiders, cyborgs, "Jedi", mythical beasts, and so on)

**=such as bunches of technologies, a sudden billion troops out of nowhere, extreme super-weapons, the list goes on...
Current Mood: amusedamused
SammyDsammyd on July 2nd, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
I have seen those cities and they are truly impressive.
Booming economies?
ratlan on July 2nd, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
Booming economies means...
*Massive food stocks and farms
*Entertainment galore
*No worries of being killed at night
*Tall, thick walls
*All of the buildings are strong, well defended mansions
*Laziness doesnt exist

Ps.Read it another way by reading the message with the 1st letters of the listed statements vertical along with the rest of the message!LOL!
ratlan on July 2nd, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
Poem and a Riddle
Read this message vertical, and you will uncover its true meaning,
If you can't figure it out your senses may need keening,
A mixed-up word, with the letters lament,
Heralds the riddle's answer advent!