Writing Techniques

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Writing Techniques is my new game where players can practice their poetry. Within a time frame, players have to write down as many examples of the specified writing technique found on a card that relate to the word on the word card. Players will gain knowledge and experience that can be useful for identifying techniques in stories, writing stories, writing poetry, and maybe make an essay a little more interesting. Ideally, if the game is played in a class, a teacher will hand out a reward for positive reinforcement.

The game is a paidic by nature. I can’t write down every acceptable sentence for every combination of word and technique, it’s up to players to decide. I can’t even control the definition of a word, if the players have their own connotation, they will it instead. In the play-testing, this meant that people who misunderstood what was happening still had…

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