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Need a word to replace "Event" or "Encounter"

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bbblackwell
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Hi everybody! I'm working on a wrestling-themed game and I want to have an Event Deck to provide spontaneous occurrences in the game...

The problem is that the word "Event" is used often in another context, and "Encounter" doesn't seem appropriate due to the fact that these occurrences are not always the sort of things that typically come to mind when we hear the word "Encounter" in board gaming.

For instance, these events may be advancement opportunities, overall circumstances that change the game state, and sometimes actual encounters with people or situations.

I tried a thesaurus, but nothing seemed to fit... any ideas?

Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Brian Blackwell

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Some Ideas

Try some of these on for size. Preface them with words like "New" and "Shocking," even "Devastating" or whatever to provide some more context:
- Angle
- Twist
- Element
- Bump
- Segment
- [Plot] Point
- Crash
- Item

I grabbed these words from a couple articles that mention how WWE events, segments, and episodes are scripted. Here's a solid one:

http://theweek.com/articles/447375/heres-what-prowrestling-script-looks-...

radioactivemouse
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Hmmm...

-Clash
-Turn of events (I know it uses events)
-Twist of Fate (nod to Hardys)
-Work
-Shoots
-Kayfabe

Those are all I got for now...good luck on your wrestling game :)

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Spotlight

Spotlight

chris_mancini
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Smack-Down Deck Beat Down

Smack-Down Deck
Beat Down Deck
Top Rope Deck
Referee/Ref Deck
Showtime Deck
Call Deck (a "call" is when a wrestler instructs the other what will happen in the match)
Top Rope Deck
Mania Deck

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Have you already used Action?

Have you already used Action?

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Because it's a wrestling-themed game

How about the word "Challenge"!

This means it could be any type of "obstacle" (Physical or mental) or "brawl" (an actual fight/encounter).

I think this can also mean an "Event" and is better suited to your theme (like YOU want to Challenge ME?! ". That type of silly non-sense! :P

Best of Luck with your game!

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Shoot

I'd second for "Shoot"
It's usage in Pro Wrestling means an unplanned event that the performers must work around.

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chris_mancini

chris_mancini wrote:
Smack-Down Deck
Beat Down Deck

Wrestling Theme - I like the Smack-Down Deck personally. Chris beat me to it.

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how about... oh wait they

how about... oh wait they said that.
Ok, what about.... no, they got that too
I know you could call it... no, they said that one as well!

Maybe the "hype" deck?

- please raise you hands if you are an English teacher, someone who makes crosswords a have made a grammar themed game.

heh-heh.

bbblackwell
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Thanks so much!

Wow! Fantastic! I didn't think of many of these words for use in this context. I'm positive my deck name is in this thread -- thank you all so much for taking the time to help me out with this!

Best of luck to all!
B. Brian Blackwell

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