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Did you ever play the authors card game? We had this when I was a kid: 13 authors--a pretty random assortment of 19th-century English and American writers, all men with the exception of Louisa May Alcott--with four works for each author. You play it like you play Go Fish, with the goal being to get as many completed sets of authors' works as possible. Wakanomori and I enjoyed playing it the other day, but I thought it would be fun to make up a set of YA fantasy works. [personal profile] osprey_archer is visiting, and we created a set. It's a fairly random assortment, only two male authors (CS Lewis and Lloyd Alexander), and two authors I follow here one LJ/DW (that would be [personal profile] sartorias and [profile] pamaladean). The authors had to have four works or series of works; we tried not to list individual works in a series, and we decided all the works should be fiction.

The original Authors game features portraits of the authors...

But we are not good at portraiture, so we used symbols for each author. [personal profile] sartorias, you're a fan! [personal profile] pameladean, you're a sprig of rosemary!

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Just now [profile] wakanomori, [personal profile] osprey_archer, and I played it. Very satisfying!

Date: 2017-07-21 06:30 am (UTC)
nineweaving: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nineweaving
That is a thing of beauty!


Date: 2017-07-21 02:30 pm (UTC)
missroserose: (Default)
From: [personal profile] missroserose
Oh wow, I totally did have that game as a tween (although when I was that age they just said "child", or "pre-teen") - I'd completely forgotten about it until now. No wonder I grew up to be such a literary nerd. :)

Hello to you both! I'm glad you're having such a delightful time together. I'm going to be in Boston (well, technically Gloucester, although I'll be staying in Boston) for a wedding next weekend; I thought about asking if I might visit as well but unfortunately my schedule's a little too tight this trip. Perhaps next time?

Date: 2017-07-21 08:48 pm (UTC)
pameladean: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameladean
I am honored to be a sprig of rosemary! This sounds like a great update of a classic game.


Date: 2017-07-22 01:32 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Since Authors was clearly an acceptably Wholesome game in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, I strove as a child to be edified by it, but always felt that I failed. Nowadays I'm on the fence about whether Alcott really thought Authors edifying, or whether she was referring to some quite different game.

Like Shirley Jackson's Janny, in Raising Demons, I was troubled by the presence of Louisa May Alcott in the deck, as well....

Date: 2017-07-23 12:43 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Ah, so it was the nouvel chic!

Evidently which authors are included varied.

I like the idea of one of the publishers buttering up Ms. Alcott. :)

Have you ever played Forfeits?
Edited Date: 2017-07-23 12:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-23 02:06 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
I had to reckon the rules out from a scene in Eight Cousins. IIRC it seemed to be a game in which the It had to guess what property-of-another-player was held over her head so she couldn't see it. Failing, she faced a Truth or Dare.

So not a card game.

In Eight Cousins naughty cousin Charlie set Rose up for a suggestive tease, but she cleverly weaseled out of it.

I forgot to say-- I also always liked laying Authors! I just didn't feel I was receiving its wholesome bounty appropriately, try though I did.

I am still not list-minded.

Date: 2017-07-24 04:37 pm (UTC)
amaebi: black fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Have you ever tried to suss out the rules of cricket from Murder Must Advertise?

Yes, those sorts of lists and more. A lot of people like to think in and about lists, to compose lists, and so on-- that's why listicles are clickbait-- but my mind seems to resent being asked to respond to questions that ask for lists. When I try, it's always a matter of vague fishing.


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