It's nice to see you again, even if I do have to reach for the on-line dictionary of modern city speech to grasp all you have to say:)
Yes one does have to roll with the ideas of other players, I guess that's a lot of the fun and challenge of games such as The World Ends With you or Dungeons and Dragons.
I'll have to bow to your knowledge of elephants' year 7 chemistry, walruses don't normally get that far:) With games I'm afraid it is not the history or even the finer points of theory that interest me - oh dear now you have gone and side-tracked me from waht I going to talk about this evening.
For those of you who do not know games, both in person and on-line, ones like dungeons and dragons are not quite what ome might expect, more a combination of Monty Python's Holy Grail meets Hogwarts all played out on a Monopoly board. It can be quite complex but for me it was the start of a pleasurable evening once a week in which I met with freinds and we talked as much as played, cheated and laughed, using the game as a framework for the simple enjoyment of each other's company.
This is a different from games limited to one person, or those where the opportunities to talk between players are constrained by the rules. These appear as much about keeping score as anything (my grandson would argue). It has been, at least for me, the people, remote or in person, that make it work and makes me want it to keep going.
So I'd suggest if you get the opportunity try, these is something for every taste, from gardening to haute couture, simple to complex.
OK, off we go:
... elephant's yellowed teeth were as pearly as he could get it ... which made the walrus rather jealous, his teeth (as far as anyone could see under his moustache) and tusks has a yellowish tinge.
The princess, who secretly wanted to impress the singer -a hansom fellow richly dressed, decided that having an elephant (with pearly teeth) to ride would allow him to look up at her and see how grand and important she really was. So with a flick of her braid she climbed up and sat behind the elephant's head, tickling his ears with her feet, the elephant ...