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cap, captain miss america
my unique interests:

-almost empty gin palaces (a line from beyond belief)
-assisted-living dracula (an aquateens ref)
-bacon mummy (mummies are more delicious in the bacon variety)
-chocolate lasagne (mmmm)
-cyborg helmets (my venetian mask)
-david eugene edwards (frontman for 16hp, solo album:woven hand)
- doctor manhattan (mikey and the guy from the watchmen)
-invisible chickens (live in my apartment)
-iron hans (the fairy tale, specifically my marilee heyer illustrated copy)
-john of ephesus (author of revelations)
-kataly artimodaes (my SD character)
-minchiate (a type of divination cards and card game similar to tarot but with 90-something cards)
-oraculares (kataly's magic glasses)
-principe pazzo (a fairy tale character who falls in love with the girl in the moon)
-psychoklahoma (brak show reference)
-red plastic glasses (i wear them)
-sandpiggies (the pigs who help the sandman. they also play curling)
-seaward (susan cooper novel)
-septimus warren-smith (the suicidal madman in mrs. dalloway)
-sheet burritoes (jhonen vasquez reference)
-simon desmoulins (krysten's SD char, kataly's new friend)
-the happy hocky family (a book)
-the hieronymous machine (silver crown ref)
-the plague wall (in siena, italy)
-vanilla buttercreme (the frosting, the filling)
-vasilisa (russian fairy tale heroine)
-walled cities (any of them, especially verona)
-welles' othello (the movie)
-what the moon saw (hans christian andersen fairy tale)
-wicked dairies (a typo that was so funny i left it)
-wild smoochy (a small purple hippo who lives with me and mikey, and eats mikey)
-wooden eyes (a 16hp reference)
-woolly rhino (also lives with us, named maxwell)
-your russia (david eugene edwards song i love)

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err.. i guess i would translate it 'bullshit'!! i didn't know there was a *game* called so. what's that??

i don't know how to play the game, though i know people who do, but it's like tarot cards with i think 97 cards-- it has cards for the signs of the zodiac and a couple other things thrown in. you can use them for either the game or to tell fortunes, i guess the name somewhat reflects what people think about the fortunes. i think the game involves an element of lying too.


rules for bullshit:

All the cards are dealt out to the players; some may have more than others, but not by much. The object is to get rid of all your cards. Select at random who should go first and continue clockwise.

On the table is a discard pile, which starts empty. A turn consists of discarding one or more cards face down on the pile, and calling out their rank. The first player must discard Aces, the second player discards Twos, the next player Threes, and so on. After Tens come Jacks, then Queens, then Kings, then back to Aces, etc.

Since the cards are discarded face down, you do not in fact have to play the rank you are calling. For example if it is your turn to discard Sevens, you may actually discard any card or mixture of cards; in particular, if you don't have any Sevens you will be forced to play some other card or cards.

Any player who suspects that the card(s) discarded by a player do not match the rank called can challenge the play by calling "Bullshit!" Then the cards played by the challenged player are exposed and one of two things happens:

1. if they are all of the rank that was called, the challenge is false, and the challenger must pick up the whole discard pile;
2. if any of the played cards is different from the called rank, the challenge is correct, and the person who played the cards must pick up the whole discard pile.
After the challenge is resolved, play continues in normal rotation: the player to the left of the one who was challenged plays and calls the next rank in sequence.

The first player to get rid of all their cards and survive win any challenge resulting from their final play wins the game. If you play your last remaining card(s), but someone challenges you and the cards you played are not what you called, you pick up the pile and play continues.

uao looks like an endless game for long waiting nights like christmas or new year's eve: entertananing as long as your companions are. maybe a glass or two of red wine could spice it up a bit ;Pp

the name remains the best part, though :D

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