Monday, December 2, 2019

Using Grammar Fuel without dice

Since the four current books have so many words on the tables, one easy way to use them when using dice is not feasible, is just picking a number between 1 and 1000. Unless you have a great memory or pick the same numbers, you will likely pick a random word. Since it is alphabetical, you will know that words starting with A are low digit numbers and words closer to Z are high digit numbers.

Pick a number between 1 and 1000

Besides those issues, just picking a number off the top of your head may be a quick and easy way of generating random words. So, if your in a public space such as on transit, in a library, in a restaurant, or anywhere you need to be quiet, you can play the game of creating content based on the ability to pick your own random number – rather than on rolling dice or using a separate app.

Here is an example:

a. For a verb, I'll pick 648. Looking up on the PDF, 648 is the verb "produce".

Off the top of my head, the verb produce means to create or make something, literally or figuratively.

b. For a noun, I'll reverse that number and pick 846. Looking at the book, 846 is the noun "stand".

Off the top of my head, the noun stand is something standing or erected. Or a stand could mean the state of standing up or facing something directly.

a + b = produce a stand or produce the stand

To me, this literally means to make something for something to go on top. More figuratively, it might mean to organize an opposition against something else.

c. For an adjective, I'll pick a new number of 321. Looking at the book, 321 is the adjective "fervent".

Off the top of my head, the adjective fervent describes a state or condition of intense emotion or energy–almost zealous.

c + b = fervent stand

While the first thought is a more abstract intense emotional facing something direct. My second thought is something standing and waiting for something unknown or dangerous to come.

c without b = fervent separate from stand

When I think of this, I think of something on top of a stand. Fervent could describe something else in the scene.

d. For an adverb, I'll reverse that last number to 123. Looking at the book, 123 is the adverb "careless".

Off the top of my head, the adverb careless describes verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs that are done without caution or care. No deliberate thought is given towards the action.

d + a = produce careless

This might mean to create or make something quickly and without caution–not deliberately. No thought may be given to potential pitfalls.

d without a = carless about some action separate from producing something

To me, the producing is more important or prioritized more than whatever the subject is careless about. Maybe by focusing on the act of producing results in the subject being careless about another important action or responsibilities..

a + b + c + d = fervent stand produce careless

When I think of these words, I imagine one great intense and emotional stand against something else, however, done without enough caution. Maybe emotions have clouded logic and judgment in this scene.

Typically, fervent stands against something might result in uncharacteristic or illogical actions, especially if done without caution. The word careless might indicate that bad results or damaging results are forthcoming.

Analysis of using the books without dice

I really like that the large volume of words makes picking numbers off the top of my head fairly easy and more practical than a smaller list of words. In fact, for creating content on-the-go, this likely may be my preferred method.

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