Someone dropped the name of this game in the Pit just now, and I was thinking of how we could adapt it to a forum board. It’s more verbal than physical anyway.
I’d guess it would go something like this:
DiFool: “I grab the flag, put on my Slippers of Evasion and make a quicksilver dash for the end zone!”
Autolycus: “Afraid not. You entered the Thicket of Impenetrable Vines and are now hopelessly stuck. I relieve you of the flag and, using my Helm of Opposition Obliviousness make for the other end zone!”
HockeyMonkey: “Oops-the helm backfires and makes YOU confused. You collapse in a heap and start counting the number of petals on a nearby dandelion. I take the flag and…”
So, would a game which has no rules actually work? Would we need a few basic ground rules anyway, just to prevent the game from hitting a dead end or something?