Monday, September 28, 2015

Over 100 arrested at Game of Thrones live action role-playing game in Bolingbrook


"Wildfire" as seen in Game of Thrones.

What started as a live action role-playing game based on Game of Thrones ended in arrests and possibly $1 million dollars in damages.

“I thought they were just going to wear fancy costumes, and play Rock Paper Scissors all night.”  Said Carl Z. Winchester, owner of the Winchester Hotel in Bolingbrook.  “I didn’t expect a full scale war!”

Eyewitness said the “LARP” seemed innocent at first.  Larry, who asked that we not use his last name, said he first noticed a problem, when he encountered three players in a kitchen.

“I told them to leave.  A player, wearing a fake beard, walked up to me, and said, ‘Don’t you know who he is?  He’s Stannis Baratheon, the one true king of Westeros!  You must kneel before your king!’  I protested, but stopped when the Stannis player started talking.  He must have a throat problem.  Anyway, he said this.  ‘I think he has royal blood!’  Then a women in a red dress approached.  She said I could either look at the burner flames, or I could be cooked on the burner.  I ran away instead.

Another witness claimed he overheard a conversation between a man and a women.

“Ew!”  Said the man

“Ew!”  Said the woman.  “I can’t role-play this.”

“I know.  George RR Martin must have grown up as an only child.  I don’t believe he really has sisters.”

“I know.  Anyway, lets not role-play this, then tell everyone we role-played it.”

“Great!  Because I don’t like throwing up!”

Another witness claimed he saw a player tied up to a wooden “X” and another player holding a toy knife.  The player holding the knife was arguing with a man wearing a Game of Thrones t-shirt.

“The rules clearly state that a member of House Bolton must spend willpower to avoid committing a depraved act when the opportunity presents itself.  I’m all out of willpower, so I have to torture him!”

Joan, a guest at the Winchester, a woman escorted by four men, and three people dressed as dragons.  The dragon players randomly set off their aerosol flamethrowers whenever someone approached them.

“Make way!”  One of the escorted yelled.  “Make way for the Targaryen restoration!”

After many complaints from guests, including reports of a man wearing many masks asking guests to drink from his cup, Winchester decided to investigate.  On the way to the gamer’s floor, he encountered a player holding two cans of gasoline.  Winchester demanded to know what the player was doing.

“I”m stocking up on wildfire!”

Winchester left and then returned with all of the hotel’s security guards.  Winchester handed a copy of the contract to the woman who thought was in charge.

“I told her she and her friends had to leave because they were in violation of the contract.  I couldn’t believe this.  She tore up the contract and said, ‘You think a piece of paper can protect you?’  I started yelling at her, but then a gang of people wearing grey robes attacked us with clubs.  When I came to my senses, we were nude, and being marched outside.  Now that’s embarrassing!”

After finding shelter, Winchester called the Bolingbrook police who then called the Will County SWAT Team.  The team arrived and surrounded the hotel.  After demanding their surrender, a group of players, calling themselves the “Iron Born,” exited the building and said they would surrender if the police promised not to flay them.  The police agreed.

Many of the “Iron Born” asked to speak with Officer Stark.

“They said they were sorry they invaded my lands, and betrayed my family.  I didn’t know what they were talking about, but I was glad they surrendered.  That’s all that counts.”

After a 40 minute standoff, a player yelled, “Winter is here and the White Walkers approach!  Man the wall and defend the realms of Man!”  The players then lobbed molotov cocktails at the police, and ignited pools of gasoline.  Minutes later, players dressed in black fake leather armor, charged at police officers.  Police, using tear gas, riot shields and clubs, managed to repulse the attack, and get inside the smokey building.  Eventually all the gamers were arrested, and firefighters managed to save the hotel.

Thomas Z. Jones, the organizer of the game, was heading yelling to the public as he was taken into custody.  Eyewitnesses say he yelled that he was tired of “summer children” playing their boring computer games, and he was glad that once in his life he got to play a “true game of winter!”  He also added, “Winter is here!  It was glorious, and we were ready!”

All the gamers are still being held at the Will County jail, pending a bail hearing.  Sources within the jail say the players are getting into fights over the fate of the character, John Snow.  Some say he’s dead, while others claim he’ll be back as John Stark.

“I’ve never seen so much fighting in here before.”  Said an anonymous guard.  “It’s enough to make me cancel my HBO subscription.  How can one show make people be so violent.

Anonymous sources within the Bolingbrook police department warn that some players are roaming Bolingbrook still playing their characters.  They sources say that they never heard the game over signal from Jones, and will keep playing their characters until they are told to stop.

“Don’t try to confront these players.  Call the police if you see them.  Even the Sansa Stark player can be deadly.  Don’t let her bad luck fool you!”

While trying to reach Mayor Roger Claar, his receptionist denied there was a Winchester Hotel in Bolingbrook, and denied that there was a riot in Bolingbrook.

“We planned Bolingbrook so that it is almost impossible to walk around town.  If you can’t walk you can’t riot!”

In the background a man who sounded like Claar said, “Now lets try this again.  What is your name?”

“Hodor.”

“What do you want with me?”

“Hodor!  Hodor!”

“Look.  I said I would listen to every resident, but that was with the assumption that they would speak in complete sentences!  Can you do that?”

“Hodor hodor hodor hodor!”

“I need a drink.”

Also in the Babbler:

Soviets fail to destroy the moon
Local werewolves celebrate “blood moon”
Claar visits moon during eclipse.

God spares the world this week!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rochelle Reader: Creston bans extraterrestrial modified golf carts from car show

By Reporter X

Creston’s alien residents will not be allowed to show off their modified golf carts during Creston Booster Days.

“As much as we like the money the New World Order gives Creston to house these aliens, their modified golf carts are a nuisance!” Said an anonymous member of the Creston Booster Club. “By allowing them to show off their modified golf clubs, we would be condoning the reckless behavior some of these aliens engage in.”

Giz Blook, an alien residing in Creston, disagrees with the decision.

“Golf carts are awesome! Once you take out the inefficient human battery, and replace it with singularity reactor or a real battery, you can do anything with them. Sure, some of my neighbors like to have fun with them, which seems to be illegal in Creston. But most golf cart moders are responsible beings. I just use the cloaking device and anti-gravity wheels on my cart to quickly commute to (UFO base) Hub 35.” 

Other Creston residents have complained about the modified golf carts.

Tim, who asked that we not use his last name, said he was nearly run over by two such carts.

“I know I shouldn’t have been out after 9:30 PM, but that’s another story. Anyway, I was walking down Cedarholm ST when these two carts skidded around the corner. The drivers were swinging swords at each other, and weren’t looking at me. I had to dive into a ditch to avoid being run over. Of all the places to have a chariot race, why our streets? 

An employee at Headon’s, who asked not to be identified, claims an alien in a modified cart bothered her.

“I was maintaining the fire out back when one of those golf carts flew over me. It missed me by a few inches. Then a few minutes later, it flew over me again. I yelled at him. Her. I don’t know. Anyway, I yelled that it should knock it off. It landed next to me. I have to admit, I didn’t know what would happen. I was scared. Instead of pointing a gun at me, he pointed his finger at the American flag attached to the back of his cart. It said, ‘I am flying the flag of the United States of America. That means I can do no wrong!’ What a jerk!”

When asked to comment, an anonymous source at Creston’s village hall said, “Golf carts are as much a part of Creston as corn is. We just ask that everyone follow the rules and use them responsibly. Now stop asking me about aliens!”

While alien modified golf carts are banned from Booster Days, a source says there will be an aliens presence at Booster Days.

“During the fireworks display, a UFO will be present. It will be part of a contest. The first person to take a clear photo of the UFO, and printed by the Illinois MUFON site will win a special prize from the New World Order!”

Also in the Rochelle Reader:

Aliens warned not to ‘harvest’ local farmers’ crops
Jesus spotted at Abrahams Bar and Grille
Pro -islamic bat captured in Ogle County
God to bless Rochelle on 9/16/15

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

CFI Chicago's feline fellows to speak at Reason Rally 2016

Center for Inquiry fellow Anti-psychic Kitty.
Center for Inquiry’s Chicago branch announced that their three feline fellows, Andy, Anti-psychic Kitty, and Cassie, will be speaking at Reason Rally 2016.

Said CFI Chicago President Carl Z. Stroger, “We are honored to send our three furry fellows to Washington DC for this historic event.  CFI is committed to diversity, and nothing says diversity like cats!”

The Reason Rally, which starts with special events on June 1 through 3 and concludes with the rally on June 4, is intended to show the support for atheists and the “dream of a future where people are free to express rational and reasonable views without the fear of reprisal, retaliation, or retribution!”  

The cats, who communicate through special collars, said they are excited to be a part of Reason Rally.

“Cats have a strong tradition of freethinking.”  Said Cassie.  “We were not domesticated.  We simply choose to live with humans.  So it only rational that CFI would send us as representatives of the freethought movement.”

CFI will host a secret VIP event on June 3, where the cats will give presentations. 

Anti-psychic Kitty and James Randi will judge a psychic demonstration.  A prospect that excites Anti-Psychic Kitty.

“Randi created all of the animals fellows!  He made me to be the most skeptical creature on Earth.  I radiate so much anti-psychic energy that any psychic who tries to use their power will become so frustrated that their head will explode.  Literally!  I hope to demonstrate that in DC!”

Andy and Richard Dawkins will discuss the evolution of felines.

“It will be a really honor to work with Richard.  His top secret genetics work helped create us for the (James Randi Educational Foundation)!  He’s not so bad when he’s off Twitter.  Oh yeah.  His shoes always smell great!”

Cassie will give a speech entitled, “What cats can teach humans about feminism.”

“The last time I gave this speech, I was accused of cat-splaining to humans.  Well, I say feminism is important for both of our species.  I’m revising my speech so it will be so clear, even Ron Lindsay will understand it!”

In addition to the feline fellows, CFI DC’s canine fellow will participate in a panel discussion about the separation of church and state moderated by Patheos blogger Ed Brayton.  

Stroger says these events affirm CFI’s decision to adopt their animal fellows from JREF.

“We may call our belief system humanism, but our furry fellows show that it works for all sentient  beings!”

The animal fellows will be on stage for the main rally, but will speak due to security concerns, and fear of a backlash against science if the general public knew of their existence.  

Also in the Babbler:

Game of Thrones fan placed in suspended animation to avoid spoilers
Chicago police seek advice from ghost skeptic Hayley Stevens
Lisle trees return baby to his family
God to smite Bolingbrook on 9/12/15


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