Born to be Kings
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Born to be Kings
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Born to be Kings: The Sessions

   Deborah says "Have you ever ridden a rollercoaster backwards?"
   Deborah says "I was dragged onto one, once."
   Deborah says "I screamed and shouted bloody murder and cursed a blue streak like a sailor - and this was when I didn't say such things; the look on Rob's face was hilarious - and promised death and destruction to anyone who did that to me again."
   Deborah says "Then I happily climbed back into the rollercoaster, eager for more. That was Kings."

Upcoming Calendar

The fat lady has sung. Now we wait for quotes.

Past Sessions

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The Trust of the Few
24 On Reflection 2002-09-08
Early Autumn
23 Death Games 2002-08-18
Early Autumn
22 Nothing Is 2002-07-28
Early Autumn
21 Out of Depth 2002-07-07
Early Autumn
20 Smoke and Mirrors 2002-06-23
Early Autumn
19 Doing Time 2002-05-23
That Day
The Sign of the Flame
18 Necessary Measures 2002-03-24
Two years later
17 A Fire Upon the Water 2002-03-10
Spring Thaw
16 A Fire of the Heart 2002-02-24
Spring Thaw
15 A Fire Beyond the Sky 2002-02-03
Spring Thaw
14 A Fire in the Mind 2002-01-20
Spring Thaw
13 This Accelerating Rate of Change 2002-01-06
5 year span
The Chill of the Moon
12 Things Bright and Pale 2001-12-16
Spring
11 Arise 2001-11-11
Spring
10 Walking Wounded 2001-10-14
Spring
9 Belonging 2001-09-30
Winter
8 Dry Spirits 2001-08-26
Winter
7 Winter Comes 2001-08-12
Winter
The Tail of the Rat
6 Waking Ours 2001-08-05
Fall
5 Duped 2001-07-15
Fall
4 The Flavor of the Weak 2001-07-01
Fall
3 Dark Rites 2001-06-17
Fall
2 Far Out 2001-06-03
Fall
1 Into the Woods 2001-05-20
Fall

How Do We Get So Many Quotes?

One of the most curious things I've discovered over time with the advent of this game is the rather extended audience we've managed to pick up for our quotes. I am told we have entire sections of some companies reading our quotes as a way to break the humdrum of the workday.

Cool.

That said, I thought it would be worthwhile to make some space to give credit where it's due. Were it not for the constant vigilance and dedicated efforts of Deborah Donoghue, Sybil's player, none of this would be possible.

When Deborah volunteered to take quotes during our first session, I thought she'd write down the occasional pithy remark that caused folks to crack up, that sort of thing. We'd have, what, maybe twelve quotes in a session, and that would be good. I forgot two things when I formed this initial impression. First, my players compose the six wisest asses I know, and generate bon mots like soda factories produce cans. Second, Deborah's maniacal devotion to productivity, efficiency, and detail. I've rarely been more happy about being so off the mark.

Since then, every session has had a constant soundtrack -- under the one that I build and play off my laptop -- of Deborah's machine-gun rapidfire typing on her own laptop. The result is tens of kilobytes of text that is sufficiently complete that maintaining an additional log of session summaries just hasn't seemed necessary. But, it's Deborah. She doesn't stop there.

After each session begins the long and nontrivial process of Deborah converting her quotes-taking shorthand into a thing of entertainment. Deborah's the one who recreates the feel of the moment by annotating each quote, giving it a sense of place and context. Without those, these things would not be the kind of thing that entire departments sit down and read like it's a new issue of a favorite comic book. The truest tribute to her work, I think, is that our quotes get quoted, out of context, and with some frequency. And that's just neat.

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