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April Fool's Challenge
« on: April 01, 2007, 07:40:19 PM »
It's that time of year again.  The day when beds are short-sheeted, when hoaxes abound, when stores are frequently asked whether they carry a turn-of-the-century British crown prince in a can.  Yes, it is April Fool's Day.

The media is infamous for April Fool's Day hoaxes.  Though most media hoaxes are simple "no harm, no foul" pranks, hoaxes occasionally cause widespread panic.  Imagine a similar hoax gained such prevelant acceptance, enough so that huge masses of people or even governments believed it.  Worse, imagine it caused real societal shifts: rebellions, riots, wars.

Your challenge: write a sub that centers around a hoax gone wrong.  It starts with a simple gag rumor, perhaps by word of mouth, but snowballs into something with far-reaching and unforseen effects.  Use any setting you want: fantasy, modern, sci-fi, supers, whatever suits your taste.  Anything so long as the hoax causes something very unexpected to happen.

As a bonus, the winner will - for a single day - gain unlimited Golden Submission voting abilities, able even to vote on their own subs! :D
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Re: April Fool's Challenge
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 10:30:35 AM »
This is a wonderful premise! Pranks and gags gone wrong, terribly wrong, on a mass scale :twisted:

Thanks Dozus, new In Work started!  :P
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Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
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