Inspired by a friend who recently broke something in the least interesting way possible, let’s spin a tale of a much more interesting way it broke.
You Broke that How?
Tell the tale of how it broke, but don’t bother with anything mundane, or even necessarily true. The more fantastical an explanation, the better, really. The goal is more to entertain than to be believed, so err towards the outrageous and implausible.
Shuffle both decks together and deal three cards, left to right.
The first represents the important bit: what actually broke.
The second represents the principle cause: the thing that broke it or the way it broke.
The third is a wild card, available to hint at context, back story, a witness, an alibi, or nothing important at all.
Clumsiness broke by Carrot, with Racket.
We all know I’m clumsy enough without help. But after eating enough carrots, I turned orange, turned heads, and got run over by an entire badminton team. This explains my general aches and pains, and the distinct bruise shaped like a shuttlecock on my forehead.