almost a rite of geek passage. On one hand, the school
talent show can be a veritable stage for quirkiness and
strange predilections but with geeks, they rarely care
or are not aware of these various quirks so all is
well. Sometimes though, the display of strangeness on
the talent show stage is just too much for even the most
self-respecting geek to come back from and there fore,
we offer the Talent Show trap in our Fantasy Geek game
for your perusal.
Imagine you're sitting in third seat during your
school's talent show. Some guy is up there wrapping up
a break dance display that would cause most of your
joints to just break so you give him some props in spite
of the fact that he's Korean and no amount of
flat-billed ball caps is going to add to his street cred.
The Assistant Principle thanks Hak Im for his
performance and after some mild clapping, the next
talent show contestant takes the state. Oh no. It's
Melvin Veckler. Melvin's is die hard geek and when he's
not in full wizard garb, he's harassing you as his
neighbor. You sink down into your seat a little bit as
you know what's coming will even penetrate your veneer
of coolness since you live right next door to him. You
know it would be bad but you had no idea.
Melvin steps up to the front of the stage where the
lights fall brightest. You had hope he might slink to
the shadowy corners to defuse what was about to happen.
He's not holding any talent accessories such as magician
hats or trumpets. Just him standing there in a Witches
of Waverly Place t-shirt. Selena Gomez is awesome but
Melvin's 17 now. He cues the background music which is
from the cantina scene of Star Wars. He stands there
and scans the crowd with little pomp or circumstance.
He then slowly opens his mouth but nothing comes out.
The high school crowd drops in silence trying to figure
out what his talent is going to be besides the ability
to confuse and make uncomfortable. They have no idea.
He slowly raises his vastly oversized hands (relative to
his slender, almost sickly body) and begins to place his
fist in his mouth. People's jaws drop when they realize
what's he doing. He contorts his jaw and head and
places his entire fist into his mouth but this isn't the
end of the horror. He then starts to raise his other
hand. Oh no. Not both of them?? Yep. Both of them.
He grinds his wrist and fist till cheeks look to pop
like a hamster storing seed for any eventual food
apocalypse. His eyes grow wide as if to communicate
with the audience as to the completed success of his
"talent". You can hear the background music skip to a
sudden halt as the principle rushes out to thank Melvin
and move him from sight. His stealth move is not fast
enough to save from Melvin from the nickname "Handsies"
which will follow him through life. Talent show is very
dangerous to our geek players and we pay homage with the
Talent Show trap.
you apply this trap to an opponent's geek player,
they're Hobbies category will immediately take a 4 point
hit for the week of play. This will be tallied at
week's end and will be cleared before the next week of
play. Four points is a pretty big hit considering that
the average range of points is from 3 to 10 per player.
You victim of this trap will see the culprit immediately
so a trap war may be set off with the Talent Show trap.
Either way, just be glad you're not Handsies or his