Today Jaryl and I tried a new game called Rory’s Story Cubes! The game contains a small bag and nine dice that have different pictures on them. The rules inside are simple! Play by yourself, Play with friends! Roll the dice and make up a story linking together all of the pictures! OR have each person roll one at a time adding to the story. OR create a title for your story before you even roll the dice! The possibilities are endless!
Well Jaryl and I love telling stories, making up songs and stretching the truth….so I figured this game was perfect for us. A great way to practice our improv skills. The first story we told was a beautiful story about a very old, unhappy elf and how he brought color to the world. Unfortunately it was not written down! So here is one that we took time to record for you.
Once upon a time there was a 100 foot sea turtle. Every day he would sleep and sleep and sleep, until one day when his alarm went beeeep! beeeep! beeeep! But when he awoke it turned out it was not an alarm clock at all. It was a huge UFO landing on his back! The aliens got out of their ship and quickly turned on their LED flashlights (Why did they have LED flashlights on another planet? No one knows). They searched around. They looked right. They looked left. They looked back. They looked forward. They looked up. And then they looked down. And what they thought they were standing on was a huge castle.” Take us to your leader!” They chanted at the supposed castle. But the sea turtle had such a magnetic personality that it didn’t take long for the space aliens to realize that they were standing on something living, something with feelings, something with…intelligence. They looked down and chanted “Are you the leader?”. Just then the sea turtle rose out of the sea and flew them to a large field of sunflowers. In the middle of the field was a large book. The aliens rushed over to it and the turtle smiled. They turned to page 52 and lo and behold there was THEIR history written down. How could their history be in a book? “What happened? How could all of this be on this planet when we have never been here?” The turtle looked down at them and once again smiled. “Long ago this planet was yours. As your race evolved and your technology grew, a great war broke out. Few survived and those that did traveled to distant planets because this one became uninhabitable. But now the sunflowers have returned and so has the great on who watches over you. You may now stay.”