Compiling a List of Maestro Games

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Postby Wesley » April 6th, 2006, 3:21 pm

I've always wanted to redo Eulogy.
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Postby deroosisonfire » April 6th, 2006, 5:01 pm

how did you play it?

we played we called "eulogy" but it was a naive game. you got the name of a celebrity that died, how they died and their dying words. the naive player then had to deliver the eulogy for the person and guess this information along the way. there was a deacon who stood next to the preacher and said "amen" when they were on the right track. the rest of the group was bench support and gave clues. the biggest problem we had with this game is it's too many things to guess and it takes too long to be interesting.
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Postby kbadr » April 6th, 2006, 5:03 pm

For this game, we get an audience member up on stage and interview them a bit. Then we say they're dead, and we all come out and deliver eulogies, based on the information they told us. The one time I played it, it was a lot of fun. It's one of those games that lets you play around with being a weird character. And if you assume a character from the audience member's life, they're thrilled if you just so happen to hit one or to personality traits that the real person has.

Oh, and this seems to work best when the audience member is part of a large-ish group that came to see the show. The one time we did it, we pulled the birthday girl on stage, and her friends ate it up. In fact, we should have a list of "birthday games" that we can pull from for just this reason, and maybe at the top of the show ask if anyone is there celebrating any sort of special event.
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Postby beardedlamb » April 6th, 2006, 5:04 pm

we called the naive version funeral cuz that's what monks night out called it. i hope someone does a geneology of improv game nameology eventually. there are so many different names for the same things in little pockets around the world. pretty cool. oral history and all that.
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Postby deroosisonfire » April 6th, 2006, 6:01 pm

beardedlamb wrote:i hope someone does a geneology of improv game nameology eventually.


good idea. let's start one.
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Postby valetoile » April 6th, 2006, 10:28 pm

amish rake fight- i know i've heard of that one. Is it just exactly what it sounds like?
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Postby fbillac » April 7th, 2006, 8:34 am

Ah...Amish Rake Fight! This is a weird yet remarkably funny and short game as the joke wears out quickly.

It is an F.Y.B. (Fuck Your Buddy) game type that requires 4 players. 2 Players on stage and to in the wings on opposite sides (these are the angry amish folks armed with rakes). The 2 on stage act out a scene but any time a bit of moder technology is introduced, the amish rade the stage and beat the offender mercilessly with their rakes for a few seconds all the while yelling amish things.

The FYB part is fun cuz you are constantly tricking your partner into interacting with modern things (i.e."Hey, is that your cell phone ringing?")

If you need anymore game explanations, lemme know.

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Postby Wesley » April 7th, 2006, 10:53 am

In fact, we should have a list of "birthday games" that we can pull from for just this reason, and maybe at the top of the show ask if anyone is there celebrating any sort of special event.

I could not possibly agree more. I tried, but it is not possible. This could do wonders for an already successful show.
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