PROMPT Plot Challenge: A Monopoly

Discussion in 'INSPIRING MUSES' started by Diana, Jun 16, 2010.


    Plot challenges are designed to help you think quick and be inspired. We often play this game in the cbox, shouting out random words or phrases and see what ideas first pop in to people's heads.

    To Participate: THINK FAST. Don't waste any time. The first idea(s) that comes to mind, write it down and post it!

    NOTE: If you decide to borrow someone's concept for a roleplay, make sure you give credit.

    Challenge Phrase:
    A Monopoly
  2. The Alvadi have a stranglehold on starship construction, and they guard their monopoly jealously. Any race that threatens their supremacy gets wiped out. Not for long though. Humanity never did take kindly to being bullied. This is an operation thirty years in the making, and we won't get a second chance. But we aren't going to need it, are we, boys? Because we are going to bring the Alvadi to their knees. We are going to cripple them and utterly humiliate them. All right, boys. Strap in. T minus Five.
  3. It was not pretty, the war. But what wars are? Entron had all the power, I don't mean political power but it had that by the shipload too. I mean electricity, that damn corporation had it all under their control by imperial law and the ministers in their pockets. The edge settlements got none of it and went back to a simpler time relying on steam and fire. Who attacked first? Depends on who you ask but what neither could predict was the other's doggedness and resolve to continue the was to its climax. You ask why today fireless lights are myth and why the elders refuse to attempt to recreate them? Its because we lost.
  4. Who are you to question who is in power? You're just a straggler, on the edge of this decaying world. No one will listen to you, even if it is the truth. Who would listen to some person labeled as an extremist by the TV, who would possibly believe that their government has been lying this much? It almost sounds like a conspiracy theory- but you're smart, I figure you'll be the one to find a way to topple this monopoly. All you need is a little push and a little help. I've given you an army, now do what you need to.
  5. She was the queen,
    The queen of everything.
    She held the world in her palm,
    And she forced the sun to orbit her.

    She was the queen,
    A queen of snow and ice.
    She held the money in her palm,
    And no one questions those in power.

    She was the queen,
    Wearing a crown of blood.
    She held their minds in her palm,
    But she could never hold their hearts.

    She was the queen,
    Hiding on a golden throne.
    She held the people in her palm,
    But one day they decided it was enough.

    She was the queen,
    Fallen from grace, dead.
    She held her everything in her palm,
    But one day she dropped it.
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  6. New Year's Eve traditions in our family are sacred. No one ever misses them, ever. It's just an understood thing among all six of us that we will be home and participate in the year end mother of all monopoly games. Last year had been the most hotly contended game to date, taking almost three days to finally have a winner. The six sat at the table ready for a bloody battle for the honor of having their name written on the inside of the lid as that year's champion.
  7. The Trager family begin the strangest game of Monopoly they have ever played when they pick up a "joke" gameboard. As they begin to play, the start to notice strange things happening as they trade companies, rental properties, and houses. For some reason - the game seems to be affecting real world consequences, some of which involve hitmen, aliens, a portapotty, and a very confused set of cops! The only way to undo the game is the draw the "Reset" card from a pile of cards you must buy, with the winner getting all of a million dollars in the process.

    But at this point, they don't really want the game to end, not when they're getting so rich...
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