Definitely *Not* A Cards Against Humanity Contest - Intro and Week 1

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Hello fellow Steemians and welcome to the inaugural Cryptos Against Humanity contest. For those of you familiar with the completely unrelated party game "Cards Against Humanity", this is totally not a rip-off of their idea. Because... blockchain? And because different rules! OK fine, maybe it is a total rip-off, but that game is mad fun, yo. And I'm putting my own spin on it, so they can't sue me. Skip down to "Rules" if you just want to get this over with and move on with your life.

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Background

Anyway, I've been on Steemit for a few months now and in that time I've come to appreciate the greatest asset Steemit has to offer: its community. That means you all, the ones reading this! One of the coolest things I've seen and been a part of has been the weekly contests that so many of you put on week after week. Sure, there are large group efforts like the #comedyopenmic contest, but right now I'm talking about all the wonderful individual contests. Here are a few of my favorites that inspired me to create my own:

Just to name a few!

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Intro

So when deciding what to do for my own contest, my first rule was that I wanted it to be something I would enjoy participating in personally. Naturally that made me gravitate towards games and comedy. And what better blend of those two things can you find than the esteemed Cards Against Humanity franchise?

To those of you unfamiliar with the game (or its much family friendlier counterpart "Apples to Apples"), Cards Against Humanity is played like this: you get dealt several white "answer" cards with random words on them. Then a black "question" card is played. You pick the white answer card that best answers the prompt, and a rotating judge picks their favorite. Most games devolve into a politically incorrect hysteria, since a lot of the cards are pretty edgy to begin with. Here's a primer for what this can look like.

But that requires a deck of cards to play, and we're scattered all over the world, so... what to do? I couldn't very well let people pick their own answer card words out of thin air. That would make this quickly spiral down into a NSFW disaster. But I also can't just give everyone the same set of possible answers to choose from, either. So my solution, just like every high school student in the world, is to use Wikipedia.

Specifically, the "random article" feature of Wikipedia. I will provide the black "question" card, and you can choose any words from your randomly selected article as your white "answer" cards.

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Rules

TLDR; answer the prompt as a comment on this post using words from a random Wikipedia article

  1. No resteem or upvote is necessary, although it is greatly appreciated. If I ever start earning more than 4 STU from these posts I will increase the number of winners.
  2. Use the Random Article feature on Wikipedia to get your valid list of words (your "White Cards", for those of you familiar with the actual party game). This link will take you to a random article.
  3. Answer in the form of a comment on this post. The format of your comment should be three lines: your first word(s), your second word(s), and the link to the article you used (see sample answer to this week's prompt below)
  4. If you want to keep rolling for new random articles, that's your decision, although it's not in the spirit of the game. But I guess if you get a stub article or something truly unusable you probably should.
  5. If you intentionally use a specific Wikipedia article, I can't stop you, but again, it's not in the spirit of the game.

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This Week's Prompt

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My Sample Answer

This is the qualifying format I'm looking for in your comment down below:

the aged
the Friendless
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patton_Home

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Prizes

There will be three shares of SBI awarded as prizes.

  1. One share to my own personal favorite (hint, I love random humor)
  2. One share to the crowd favorite (as measured by the number of upvotes, not the dollar amount)
  3. One share to a random qualifying entry

I've also set a small Steem Bounty on this post. All valid entries will qualify. I'd also recommend subscribing to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit.

This contest will run for 6 days, at which time I'll close it out, announce the winners, and kick off the next round.

Anyway, thanks for playing, and have fun! Special thanks to @corpsvalues for letting me use your IP to kick-start this party. Here's the random Wikipedia article link again. Let's make each other laugh!

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studying law
syndicate sadists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Lenzi

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Umberto Lenzi
Umberto Lenzi (6 August 1931 – 19 October 2017) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. A fan of film since young age, Lenzi studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
Lenzi made his first film in 1958 which went unreleased, while his official debut happened in 1961 with Queen of the Seas. Lenzi's films of the 1960s followed popular trends of the era, which led to him directing several spy and erotic thriller films.

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Haha yikes, I'm not even sure what that means, but it can't be good :P

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Given the article I rolled, it was either sadists or cannibals.

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Teg, Umeå
Teg is a residential area in Umeå, Sweden. Teg is connected to Umeå center through two bridges, Tegsbron and Kyrkbron.

an unincorporated community
the U.S. state of Indiana

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldine,_Indiana

First random roll pick. And this is a genius idea as I can't find anyone to play Cards Against Humanity with me....well, not enough people anyway!

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Aldine, Indiana
Aldine is an unincorporated community in California Township, Starke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

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Hah! This is the kind of random stuff that just makes me laugh :) Good start.

If you have the rule book, look up the "Rando Cardrissian" variant of the rules -- you can actually manage a 2 player game, sort of.

I'm all about obeying the rules...
for women
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constituency_WR

Because even articles of one sentence deserve to be read.

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Oh I think you are a master of your craft! The addition of "for" just vaults that to the top tier. Bravo my friend, good luck ;)

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Ha ;)

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Ok, I envy you, maybe even admire your courage and creativity just a bit, but I don't think I can do that. Though I did read both of my stubs from beginning to end.

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I love this game!

Antifa is an activist organization that protests
emo's
while fighting for
emotional pain.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screamo

This made me laugh! Emo's fighting for emotional pain, it so suits their perceived demeanour. I did have to pick twice as the first wiki page that came up had one line (maybe 8 words) about a foreign footballer and most weren't in English, so I gave myself a pass on that one and clicked again.

Good luck to all the players!

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Screamo
Screamo (also referred to as skramz) is a hardcore punk-influenced subgenre of emo that emerged in the early 1990s, featuring a large amount of screamed vocals and combining musical intensity with "willfully experimental dissonance and dynamics." It was pioneered by San Diego bands Heroin and Antioch Arrow and developed in the late 1990s mainly by bands from the East Coast of the United States such as Orchid, Saetia, and Pg. 99. Screamo is strongly influenced by hardcore punk and characterized by the use of screamed vocals. Lyrical themes usually include emotional pain, romantic interest, politics, and human rights.

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I'll allow it :) And wow what a second pick! That's fantastic, love it!

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@dollarsandsense Thank you for allowing it, I wish I kept the page details so I could have shown you how bad it was haha.

the "wicked" and "villainous"
Stepmothers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stepmother_(play)

Awesome game, thanks for putting it out there for us to play! Good luck everyone!

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The Stepmother (play)
The Stepmother is a 1924 play by the British playwright Githa Sowerby. It tackles the tensions of female independence in a patriarchal society. The play was first staged for a single performance in January 1924 by the at the New Theatre in London's West End. It starred Campbell Gullen as Eustace Gaydon and Jean Cadell as Lois Relph.Its first major revival was at the Shaw Festival, Canada in 2008 following the rediscovery of the manuscript.

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Haha those quotes though. Like they're not really wicked or villainous :P

Glad you like it :D

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I'll have to admit that I got 2 bad stubs in a row but the third did not disappoint:

Their Parents
Working Children
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iftikhar_Ahmed_(Swiss_lawmaker)

I used to play with 2 people and Rando all the time. I also always like to point out that the rules clearly state that the last person to poop goes first.

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Iftikhar Ahmed (Swiss lawmaker)
Iftikhar Ahmed (Bengali: ইফতেখার আহমেদ), a development economist and author, is the first Bangladeshi born Swiss lawmaker. He is a former International Labour Organization (ILO) official.

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Hahahaha love it! I forgot about that but you’re absolutely right!

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Haha it does say that. Which means i would go first everytime as with an ileostomy bag, its a constant... a small win but a win all the same. Except when playing with other ostomates... haha .. i think its why i love this game.

Nazi occupation

hedgehogs, birds, and "young leaves willing to open to the sun"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Kamie%C5%84ska

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Anna Kamieńska
Anna Kamieńska (12 April 1920 in Krasnystaw – 10 May 1986 in Warsaw) was a Polish poet, writer, translator and literary critic who wrote many books for children and adolescents.

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Oooo, how fitting, yet... not 😅

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Antifa is an activist organization that protests
a very oblique curved wedge-shaped streak
while fighting for
blackish-fuscous markings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiotricha_hoplomacha
first article roll! A moth. Go figure.
Wow, you got this idea rolling quick!
Awesome idea using wikipedia random article =)

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Thiotricha hoplomacha
Thiotricha hoplomacha is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1908. It is found in India (Assam).The wingspan is about 15 mm. The forewings are whitish-ochreous, with blackish-fuscous markings.

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Words! That is, I'm pretty sure they are words!
Hey, you can find this moth in India's Ass(am)!!

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Hahaha super kudos to you for sticking with the first article it gave you :D

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This seems pretty fun! Tag me when you put the new one up!
I lucked out on my random wiki article

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zonovia

Scientific classification
Conservation status

I'm not even totally sure that makes sense!

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It’s a valid entry! Hahaha. Glad you like it, will do!

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Haha... I only had a handful of words to play with!

the war
Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerttu_Nuorteva

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Kerttu Nuorteva
Kerttu Nuorteva (10 November 1912, Astoria, Oregon, United States – 29 August 29, 1963, Karaganda, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) was a Soviet intelligence agent. She was the daughter of Santeri Nuorteva, President of the Karelian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Kerttu Nuorteva was and parachuted into Finland by the Soviet Airborne Troops in 1942. She was arrested and deported back to the Soviet Union at the end of the war.

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Everyone protests the war these days 😛

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Tomás Arita Valle
José Tomás Arita Valle (4 September 1948) was born in Ocotepeque, Honduras. He is the deputy chairman of the Supreme Court of Honduras.
He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2002. He was vice minister for foreign affairs in the National Party government of President Ricardo Maduro.

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I always knew the far left was disappointed with him... Thanks for confirming :P

What a crazy contest. Ehehehehe!

PS: I've found you after @bengy featured you in his entry for The Pay It Forward Contest

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Glad you liked it and glad you found me! Bengy is great!

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Herbal
A herbal is a book containing the names and descriptions of plants, usually with information on their medicinal, tonic, culinary, toxic, hallucinatory, aromatic, or magical powers, and the legends associated with them. A herbal may also classify the plants it describes, may give recipes for herbal extracts, tinctures, or potions, and sometimes include mineral and animal medicaments in addition to those obtained from plants. Herbals were often illustrated to assist plant identification.Herbals were among the first literature produced in Ancient Egypt, China, India, and Europe as the medical wisdom of the day accumulated by herbalists, apothecaries and physicians. Herbals were also among the first books to be printed in both China and Europe.

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Those evil taxonomists!

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Eheheh. I thought I would have to come up with some stupid sentence, but it ended up pretty cool:

  • Antifa is an activist organization that protests plant identification while fighting for magical powers.

The Principles of Government
lucrative church offices

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Davies_Shipley

Fun idea! Cards against Humanity (and "Exploding Kittens") are favorite family games around here, although the game seldom stays "PG-13"

=^..^=

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William Davies Shipley
William Davies Shipley (5 October 1745 (OS) – 7 May 1826) was an Anglican priest who served as Dean of St Asaph for nearly 52 years, from 27 May 1774 until his death. In a legal cause célèbre which became known as the Case of the Dean of St Asaph, he was tried and convicted on a charge of seditious libel in August 1784, but was discharged by the Court of King's Bench a few months later without being punished.

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Haha, indeed the games do not stay family friendly for long! Glad you liked it! Love your entry too; what a find from a seemingly obscure article :D

Projectivism
both ethics and general philosophy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projectivism

P. S. I love cards against humanity!!! What an awesome idea!! I do think you need to define promt words better as all the Wikipedia articles are not formatted the same same. I assume we can just pull words from the intro at random!! None the less this is an awesome game!!

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I figured you can use any words on the entire page (nav tree, links, etc.) so I will define that better in week 2, thanks!

Glad you enjoyed 🙂 we love cards against humanity in this family too 😁

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Lol!! I look forward to the next one!!

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shoot. Got a stub: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwackhiomyces

rerolls, and... wow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_feldspar

I may murder someone. Ok, let's try again -

Finally. Here's my actual response:

North Dakota

sexual objects

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Steffan

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Oh this one’s good!

Yeah there’s a lot of garbage that shows up...

Damn need to get some time to read your contest. Looks funny and inovative. Will do it tomorrow morning. At least I hope so.

howdy sir dollarsandsense! wonderful of you to do fun contests and stuff sir! great job,