Had a game of Paper Telephone with a crowd that was about half noob, half veteran. It was a good mix:
I recommend “World,” “Family,” and “Panda,” because every PT page should end with a flowchart. The night’s Graphic Obscenity Award definitely goes to “Titillating,” as well as the Correct Latin Pluralization of “Penis” Award.
(The committee’s been waiting a long time to give that one out.)
Hard to believe, but we almost went through an entire BotCon without a single game of Paper Telephone. Luckily the remaining few of us on Sunday night managed to pull this together:
I recommend “Ant,” “Girls,” and “Coke.” Plus special mention to “Duran Duran” for giving us the transsexual, pantsless Beetle Bailey that King Features Syndicate has been denying us for decades.
Man, I’m not even instigating this stuff anymore. I go to parties these days, and people demand it. Plus the average game has still been mostly newbies, so the meme continues to spread like wildfire in a hotcake forest.
Drugs (buggery-related nudity!)
Highlights include “Vomit,” “Blood,” and especially “Drugs,” which manages to miraculously clean itself up after venturing into anal rape, multiple kinds of narcotics, and gory suicide. Would that I could’ve been so lucky in my own life.
(The poor DEA agent is so suicidal, he’s shooting himself AGAIN after he’s already blown his clearly-labeled brains out.)
First time I’ve played Paper Telephone in a bar! Pretty big group, too, with the core people being most of the same folks from last time. Everybody’d gotten their drink on to one degree or another at this point, so it’s as generally obscene as you’d expect.
Notables include “McDonald’s,” “Phone,” and “Cheese” (which I salute for its extended ode to boobies). Oh, and I love the very-last-minute ad hoc dirtiness at the end of “Devil.”
At long last, I am caught up on my Paper Telephone scans. [applause] Though that probably won’t last for long, given how much these folks enjoyed it when I introduced it to them. Someday, the psycho-epidemiologists are going to pinpoint me as a prime vector for its spread.
My favorites are “Space,” “Dog,” and especially “Evil,” which shows our culture’s remarkable familiarity with the theological tenets of Scientology.
(If you can’t draw Tom Cruise, volcanic Body Thetans will do it every time.)
When my old friends jamesan and his wife came back to town, showing off their barely-formed larva, we had to play Paper Telephone for old times’ sake.
I recommend “Seas,” “Animals,” and “Bruce Campbell.” But I think the game of the night was “Grim,” whence came the terrifying Panty Nose.
(You tell him it’s a poor fashion choice.)
I didn’t go to BotCon this year, but I’ve heard that the Paper Telephony was meager and unremarkable. Could it be because I failed to post these scans from the previous BotCon? Depriving our PT community of inspiration and reinforcement?
Yes. Yes it is.
So, with inexcusable tardiness… the Paper Telephones of BotCon 2007:
Ice Cream (nudity!)
Taint (disjointed nudity!)
Eagle (nude bestiality!)
Stripper (nudity, but… costumed.)
Boobs (predictable nudity!)
Ratchet (non-consensual nudity!)
I recommend “Cut,” “Graveyard,” and “Rock.” Also notable is “Special Olympics,” which gave us the legendary Masturbating Sunflower Negro.
(Probably best to keep him away from “Ice“s Klan Grandma.)