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  • TheBigBen

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    #15828926 - 6 years ago

    This is an exercise in storytelling I used to play with friends. The rules are simple: A person gives an example of one arbitrary thing that could potentially change the world, for example "Cows develop sentience," or "John Lennon wasn't murdered." It could even be basic things, like "CNN goes off the air." The next person's duty is to take that event and explain the chain of events that followed leading to Armageddon or world peace of some other earth-shattering conclusion.

    For example: My friend once gave me "Donald Trump has a heart attack," and this is the story I told:

    Donald Trump suddenly starts suffering severe chest pain while drinking in the top floor of one of his towers. His disorientation from alcohol and pain causes him to knock around his things and send a vase out the window. The vase falls and crashes right in front of a bicyclist, who swerves out of the way and careens into traffic, causing a multi-car pileup which kills a Russian ambassador. The Russians, paranoid as they are, see this as an attack and launch the missiles that start World War III.

    And so it goes.

    Here will be our starter:

    "Avatar didn't break records, and instead was a box office flop."

  • Thaydan

    Thaydan

    #15829693 - 6 years ago

    The writers and producers were infuriated, hiring assassins to murder the winners, which leads the government to hunt them down. Meanwhile, some Muslim terrorists were getting ready to blow up a Hampton Inn, which also happened to be the location of one of the winners. All three parties met up at that place, and had a grand war, and it just so happened that a retired German general was vacationing there. Well, he got shot, and the Germans didn't appreciate that, so they went up to arms, all the while the assassinations were still going on and the Muslim terrorists were still terrorizing. Poor America...

    "Sony lost 3 quarters of their shares."

  • Orider

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    #15830115 - 6 years ago

    Not willing to risk more financial damage, Sony does not release the PS4. With it's main console competitor out of the way, Microsoft is able to get their console into almost every home. With nothing else to preoccupy their time, the people become more entranced with their xbox games and eventually build a religion around it. Others try to introduce new consoles, but they are burned for their heresy. Only Nintendo is allowed to remain, as an example of what horrors can appear if you are not loyal to Microsoft.

    "Disney never existed."

  • TheBigBen

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    #15830170 - 6 years ago

    (Dangit, got beaten to it.)

    The Secret Service caught wind of the JFK assassination plot, and managed to stop it, so JFK continued his presidency. As such, he was able to witness the Moon landing, and pushed for greater space exploration. The presidents that followed kept up his ambition, and by 1990, the US had a colony on the Moon, complete with Death Ray from Reagan's Star Wars program. However, even though these projects greatly boosted the US economy, all the money for this was diverted from military funding, leaving the US vulnerable when the Soviets, knowing their missiles would be useless, attacked with conventional weapons. In desperation, the US used their death ray on the Soviet military, easily destroying it but at the cost of millions of US civilian lives.

    "Mary Carey, the porn star who ran for Governor of California at the same time as Arnold Schwarzenegger, actually won."

    Post edited 5/02/13 5:41AM

  • Thaydan

    Thaydan

    #15830454 - 6 years ago

    In a few words: THE WORLD BECAME A WRECK, FILLED WITH BORED KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS. The entire world tried to search for alternate ways for fulfillment, but could find none, until the RPB (Role-Playing Book) came about. It stunned the masses with it's fun, decision-based storyline, and produced hours of fun. Millions of people world-wide loved it completely... But they couldn't thelp but wonder... Who made it?

    "Nintendo became the largest gaming company in the world."

  • TheBigBen

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    #15833189 - 6 years ago

    Man, I keep getting beaten to it.

    Post edited 5/03/13 6:17AM

  • TheBigBen

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    #15833197 - 6 years ago

    Scientists pick up the meteoric remnants and realize something truly amazing, the meteor contained kryptonite. This sparks a global search to see if any aliens have come, and massive boost to the space program in the search for extra-terrestrials. Meanwhile, the scientists begin to research the kryptonite, and make strides in the adjusting of human dna. In the span of a generation, most diseases are cured, and superpowers can be bought. The world rapidly becomes too small for this new superhuman populace, and humanity begins to expand. Just as we do so, we find ourselves entering into a galaxy at war. Now we must survive the battles of thousands of alien species, as we push our way into the larger universe.

    "A society of talking unicorns is discovered in the jungles of Africa."

    Post edited 5/03/13 6:17AM

  • Thaydan

    Thaydan

    #15833335 - 6 years ago

    People everywhere demand that this technology is mass produced, and given to the people for common use. The government, seeing potential danger, shuts down the project, but someone keeps one of the machines. He didn't use it for his own personal gain. Instead, he used it to stop crimes before they even started, and became a hero. Eventually, the scientist caught up with the man, and, feeling none of the changes in time and knowing that someone kept one of the machines, and confronted him, telling him that the power of time control wasn't meant for man, and that he lamented the day he made it. But, since now America sees the man as a hero, they both thought it best that the man only use it to prevent crime, but the man secretly set his sights higher: achieving world peace.

    "A man is born with the ability to control every known type of energy."

  • Thaydan

    Thaydan

    #15835346 - 6 years ago

    In reply to dominictyler, #16:

    Ok, THAT was a REALLY cool story! Ok, back on track:

    People are driven mad by constant songs in their heads, and nowhere to find and listen to them. They try to get music back, but realize that the instruments and sheet music were gone also. Even BGMs disappeared. They tried and tried to figure out the scource of the disappearance, and they found it: not at all the answer they had hoped for. They were greeted by seraphim looking aliens, who told them that the human race had taken music for granted, and that if they wanted it back, they'd have to prove their love for music. The humans asked how, but they were told the answer would have to come from their hearts. The humans pondered amd toiled to find the answer to this mystery, but could not find it. Years went by, and people had given up hope, believing that music was gone for good. One child though, who was born in the age where no music had become common, longed to hear a..... Something... In his head. He needed to hear it with his ears. The boy had learned that he had a tune in his head, and that there was no way to get it out. But he thought otherwise. He found a way to the aliens, who were amazed that someone actually approached them after all these years. He felt passion, fervor, and burning emotions brimming inside of him, and he let it out with a song, singing his heart out. The aliens, mived by the boy's song, declared that music would once again be restored to the Earth, for his sake, and for the sake of all children.

    "The government found a way to dominate the entire planet."

  • TheBigBen

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    #15838356 - 6 years ago

    With corporations diverting all their power to preventing anyone speaking against them or working without them, Wikipedia is shut down. Because the government is filled with corporate money, politicians do nothing as they fear ending up unknown and broke. However, the people recognize that the country has been taken over by corporate interests, making them immune to law and the people reduced to worker ants, free to be crushed as they see fit. Americans will not stand for this. Despite corporate attempts to control it, they simply cannot stop the internet, and the message is spread. A workers' revolution begins. The military, refusing to fire on Americans and many of them joining the rebellion, proves worthless to the Corporate Empire, who don't know how to handle problems when money doesn't work. They fall quickly, and the government leaders who passively allowed this to happen are not spared. The leaders of the revolution are raised up to be the leaders in the new communist America, who avoid the mistakes of the Soviet Union and run communism as it was meant to be, equality for all.

    "Sony decides to give the Final Fantasy XV to an American development team."