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I realize this "game" is already underway, but if I could, I would like to suggest two more rules:

1. Please don't repeat a word used earlier in the sequence.

2. Please don't change the same letter that the previous person changed. (If the last person changed the third letter, then change any letter besides the third: 1, 2, or 4, for a four-letter word.) Most commonly we see this when people just keep changing the first letter, which just results in a list of rhymes. That's easy, and boring. Please show some imagination.

I think that everyone has already been obeying the first, even though it was not originally stated. Marc was the first to articulate this idea, and I think it's good to do so. The second rule was my own idea based off seeing too many boring repetitions of rhymes.

On the one hand, few people like having more rules. On the other hand, the current "game" seems really, really easy. Really. There's almost no challenge at all. Though, kudos to Marc Weber for finding "cels" rather than "eeks" (which I would have accepted, but it went nowhere.) Aside from that - let's try to create something just a bit more interesting than a list of random words, can we?
 
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Edit: Though i just typed 'heat' after seeing Mike Simmon's reply, changed it

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Originally posted by Mike Simmons:


On the one hand, few people like having more rules. On the other hand, the current "game" seems really, really easy. Really. There's almost no challenge at all. Though, kudos to Marc Weber for finding "cels" rather than "eeks" (which I would have accepted, but it went nowhere.) Aside from that - let's try to create something just a bit more interesting than a list of random words, can we?


that's awesome. Surely we can
 
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(I like the rule that you have to change a different letter than the last person.)
 
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