You Are Drew's Pants (One Big In Joke)


by Mike Young
This game was written at the Intercon XVI dead dog party.  Drew was showing off his pants and having had a severe lack of sleep that weekend, I decided to write a game about it.  The character parts in the game are all famous, or infamous, items of the core LARPA community.

This is a trading game where the objects traded actually form the characters. Players get three items and then use those three items to form a character. However, if a player can guess what items another player has, he can steal an item from that player, trading him an item in return. The new items now comprise the character’s personality.

Each item is worth a number of Pants Points. The object of the game is to end up with the most Pants Points. Pants Points are determined by a number of factors including, size of object, niftyness of object, and closeness to Drew’s Pants. They range from 5 (Drew’s Pants) to –1 (Mike’s Foam Armor).

Wardrobe Points are bonus Pants Points based on matching clothes. Clothes match if the names of the owners match, even if they are different people. Eric’s Loincloth goes with Eric’s Cloak event though they technically belong to two different Erics. You get two Wardrobe Points if two of your items match, and five Wardrobe Points if three or more of your items match.

Once you have the hand of the game, forget these items and replace them with items from your own gaming group.

Setup

Print and cut out the following cards. Shuffle the cards and deal each player cards based on the chart to the right. There are 30 cards. Ideally, the game holds ten players. If you have fewer players, remove cards based on the chart. The game is suggested for 6-10 players.

Players

Remove Cards

Deal each Player

6

-

5 Cards

7

1 Burgermeister T-shirt
Lord Boulton’s Moustache

4 Cards

8

1 Burgermeister T-shirt
Lord Boulton’s Moustache
Jeannie’s Parrot Slippers
The Scooby Doo Outfit
Jeff Jordon’s Prosthetic
Katrianna’s Purple Boots

3 Cards

9

1 Burgermeister T-shirt
Lord Boulton’s Moustache
Jeannie’s Parrot Slippers

3 Cards

10

-

3 Cards

Play

The game lasts for seven minutes. You will be given a hand of cards.  They are your character.  Your personality and disposition are based on  the cards in your hand.  You must portray your character to the hilt. Don't think too hard.  Each card is worth a number of points based on size of item and closeness to Drew's Pants.  If you don't like your cards, you can try to steal.

How to steal: If you think you know a specific item a player has or is being, you can announce that to your target. If you are correct, you get to choose a random card from your target then your target gets to choose a random card from your hand (not including the one you just stole). Remember, the steal is really a trade. Everyone should end up with as many cards as they started with. If you guess wrong, there is no effect.

Afterwards, you cannot attempt to trade cards (steal an item or have an item be stolen from you) with a particular player until both of you have traded with someone else. For example, if Marc steals Suzanne’s "Drew’s Pants," giving her "Mike’s Armor," in return, Suzanne cannot attempt to get "Drew’s Pants" back until both of them have traded with someone else. If Marc had guessed incorrectly, he cannot try again until both of them have traded with someone else.

If you are "locked out," and cannot trade with anyone because of failed guesses, then you completely reset and can try again with all the players.

The game should last for about five to ten minutes of utter chaos, and then players should stop and calculate their points, including wardrobe points.  Whoever has the most points wins.

Print these, cut them out, and give them to the players.

You are Dave's Laptop

You are no longer attached to Dave Wood.



You are worth2Pants Points.

You are an Outpost X Blue Jacket

You must be in charge.



You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Drew's Pants

You are waterproof. People like to touch you.

You are worth5 Pants Points.

You are Denis' Facial Bacon

You are secretly a scar.



You are worth1Pants Point.

You are Denis' Godzilla Costume

You are scary.



You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Dirk's Trollskin Armor

You regenerate and sometimes come to life. You attract trolls.

 

 

You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Eric's Cloak

You have many pockets. The Spirit of Vengeance does not make nummy noises.

 

 

 

You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Christine's Corset

Your name is "The Widowmaker." You are black and studded.

 

 

You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Greg's Animal Shirt

You are both ferocious and harmless.


You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Lord Boulton's Moustache

You are removable.


You are worth1Pants Point.

You are An Outpost X Turtleneck

You are everywhere and futuristic.

 

 

You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Eric's Loincloth

You are made of suede. You are best worn with tan underwear.

 

 

You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Brandon's Coffee Pot Helmet

You require some disassembly.



You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Hugh's Trenchcoat

You are made of leather.


You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Joe's Straightjacket

You are a shirt with the sleeves of another shirt sewn on to your sleeves.

 

 

You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Hugh's Jumpsuit

You have many, many zippers.


You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Katrianna's Purple Boots

You can destroy religions.




You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Paul's Chair Hat

You are a hunka-hunka-burning love.


You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Mike's Foam Armor

You are bulky and unwearable.


 

 



You are worth-1Pants Points.

You are Jeannie's Parrot Slipperts

You can sing! You like to sing, "You Are My Sunshine."

 




You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Ellen's Hat

You are made of Suede. You add to the wardrobe of anything else made of Suede.



You are worth2Pants Point.

You are Mike's Formalwear Collection

You are vast and uncharted.

 

 

 

You are worth4Pants Points.

You are Eric's Cheshire Cat Shirt

You are ubiquitous.

 

 

 


You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Paul's Shirt

You are never actually on Paul Nelson's body.


You are worth2Pants Points.

You are a Robotic Lemming Suit

You were built on the fly. You are never a part of any wardrobe.



You are worth4Pants Points.

You are a Scooby-Doo Costume

You fit men and women. You are never a part of any wardrobe.

 

 

 


You are worth4Pants Points.

You are a Minx Outfit

You are skimpy and revealing. Rrrowf!

 

 

 

You are worth3Pants Points.

You are a Burgermeister T-Shirt

You can be the third part of any wardrobe. The customeister is master.

 

 

You are worth2Pants Points.

You are a Burgermeister T-Shirt

You can be the third part of any wardrobe. The customeister is master.

 

 

You are worth2Pants Points.

You are Jeff Jordan's Prosthetic

You are well endowed and detachable.



You are worth3Pants Points.

You are Drew's Pants is Copyright © 2001, Interactivities Ink, Ltd.  All rights reserved.  Permission is granted to copy and distribute this game as long as this notice is included in its entirety .  Contact: www.interactivitiesink.com,  mike@interactivitiesink.com.