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Subject: Viatrix's The Year Game
Author: Viatrix   (Authenticated as Viatrix)
Date: April 10, 2012 at 1:00:22 AM
It's been a little while since I've seen the “year game” so I decided to make a new version. Hope you have fun!

Use this: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/maths/dice/twelve.htm

First, we start by choosing the spouses. You can decide if you choose a male-female pair or male-male, or female-female. Up to you.

SURNAMES :
For both partner's surnames (or maiden names), roll the die and follow the instructions for the number you rolled

1. Choose from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_North_America
2. Set it however you like and choose from the first three surnames given: http://www.behindthename.com/random/
3. Choose from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_Asia
4. Choose from this page: http://surnames.behindthename.com/top/lists/100ens1991.php
5. Choose from this page: http://surnames.behindthename.com/top/lists/100bes2001.php
6. Choose from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_Europe
7. Set it however you like and choose from the first three surnames given: http://www.behindthename.com/random/
8. Choose from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
9. Choose from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_Central_America
10. Set it however you like and choose from the first three surnames given: http://www.behindthename.com/random/
11. Choose from this page: http://surnames.behindthename.com/top/lists/100scs2001.php
12. Choose from this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_Oceania

NAMES :
Roll the die and follow the instructions. This one is split into male and female. Roll for first name and middle name (s). The number of middles is up to you.

Male:
1. http://nameberry.com/list/328/Irish-Names-for-Boys
2. http://nameberry.com/list/196/British-Names-for-Boys
3. http://nameberry.com/list/361/Old-Man-Names
4. http://nameberry.com/list/262/Classic-Boys-Names
5. http://nameberry.com/list/311/Finnish-Names-for-Boys
6. http://nameberry.com/list/106/Relaxed-Names-For-Boys
7. http://nameberry.com/list/355/Dutch-Names-for-Boys
8. http://nameberry.com/list/198/Cool-Boys-Names-From-Around-the-World
9. http://nameberry.com/list/237/Literary-Names-for-Boys
10. http://nameberry.com/list/136/Military-Names
11. http://nameberry.com/list/159/Spanish-Names-for-Boys
12. http://nameberry.com/list/326/Mythological-Names-for-Boys

Female:
1. http://nameberry.com/list/79/Boys-Names-for-Girls
2. http://nameberry.com/list/197/Cool-Girls-Names-From-Around-the-World
3. http://nameberry.com/list/322/Classic-Girls-Names
4. http://nameberry.com/list/349/Heroine-Names
5. http://nameberry.com/list/407/Biblical-Names-for-Girls
6. http://nameberry.com/list/236/Literary-Names-for-Girls
7. http://nameberry.com/list/354/Perennially-Popular-Girls-Names
8. http://nameberry.com/list/28/Clunky-but-Cool-Names-for-Girls
9. http://nameberry.com/list/319/Hollywood-Glamour-Girl-Names
10. http://nameberry.com/list/195/British-Names-for-Girls
11. http://nameberry.com/list/390/Girls-Names-That-End-With-S
12. http://nameberry.com/list/42/Classic-Girls-Names-That-Arent-Boring

LOOKS :
Roll once at each category per person.

Hair:
1. Curly, black
2. Straight, blonde
3. Wavy, brown
4. Curly, red
5. Straight, black
6. Curly, brown
7. Wavy, blonde
8. Wavy, red
9. Straight, red
10. Wavy, black
11. Straight, brown
12. Curly, blonde

Eyes:
1. Green
2. Grey
3. Blue
4. Brown
5. Green
6. Blue
7. Hazel
8. Brown
9. Blue
10. Green
11. Grey
12.Brown

JOBS :
Roll the die and choose from the options given.
1. Writer, receptionist or editor
2. Cook, stonemason or surgeon
3. Plumber, security guard or electrician
4. Doctor, architect or nurse
5. Veterinarian, carpenter or interior designer
6. Actor/actress, attorney or model
7. Counselor, farmer or dancer
8. Professor, firefighter or teacher
9. Artist, golfer or publicist
10. Scientist, historian or student
11. Football, paramedic or basketball player
12. Beautician, policeman/woman or funeral director

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EVENTS :
Roll the die once per year to see what happens.
1. Random
2. Family event
3. Pet
4. Birth
5. Travel
6. Random
7. Birth
8. Travel
9. Family event
10. Adoption
11. Random
12. Birth

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RANDOM :
1. Host an exchange student for a year – if you want, name the student and say where they're from.
2. Natural disaster – what happens? How do you cope?
3. Adopt a pet – what kind of pet do you get and what do you name it?
4. Take night classes and learn something new – what do you choose?
5. Adopt a pet – which pet do you choose?
6. Move house – where do you move to?
7. Take a vacation – where do you go?
8. Try something new – what is it?
9. Adopt a child – go to the adoption section.
10. Inheritance – you receive a sum of money from a deceased family member. Who from, how much, and what do you do with it?
11. Receive an award – what for?
12. Unexpected pregnancy – go to the births section for naming/looks. How do you cope?

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FAMILY EVENT :
1. Adopt a child – go to adoption section
2. Family wedding – who is getting married?
3. Death in the family – who is it, how do you cope?
4. Divorce – who is getting divorced? If it's your couple, you can choose to have them remarry each other or date/marry other people (go through the top section for each new person)
5. Move house – where to?
6. Become grandparents (if child is old enough, if not, become aunts/uncles)
7. Unplanned pregnancy - go to the births section for naming/looks. How do you cope?
8. Death in the family – who is it, how do you cope?
9. Adopt a pet – what kind?
10. Family wedding – who is getting married?
11. Become grandparents (if child is old enough, if not, become aunts/uncles)
12. Move house – where to?

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PETS :
1,2,3: Dog, cat, rat
4,5,6: Mouse, chicken, rabbit
7,8,9: Horse, bird, snake
10,11,12: Lizard, turtle, fish

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BIRTHS :

Birth:
1. Girl
2. Boy
3. Girl
4. Multiples (see multiples section below)
5. Boy
6. Girl
7. Boy
8. Girl
9. Boy
10. Girl
11. Twins (see twin section below)
12. Boy

Twins:
1,2: Identical girls
3,4: Fraternal boys
5,6: Fraternal girl/boy
7,8: Identical boys
9,10: Fraternal girls
11,12: Fraternal girl/boy

Multiples:
1,2,3,4,5,6: Twins (see twin section above)
7,8,9,10: Triplets (see triplet section below)
11,12: High order multiples (see high order multiples section below)

Triplets:
You can choose if any of them are identical.
1. Girl/girl/girl
2. Girl/girl/boy
3. Girl/girl/girl
4. Girl/girl/boy
5. Boy/boy/boy
6. Boy/boy/girl
7. Boy/boy/girl
8. Girl/girl/boy
9. Girl/girl/girl
10. Boy/boy/boy
11. Boy/boy/boy
12. Boy/boy/girl

High order multiples:
1,2,3,4,5: Quadruplets
6,7,8: Quintuplets
9,10: Sextuplets
11: Septuplets
12: Octuplets

For genders, roll the die for each baby. Even = female, odd = male.

NAMES:

First names:
Roll the die for each birth (i.e. multiples all share the same instructions that you roll for the first one)
1. Starts with B, C, D or F
2. Ends in 's'
3. Starts wit h Q, R, S or T
4. Start with the same letter as surname
5. Ends in 'y'
6. Ends in 'd'
7. Starts with G, H, J or K
8. Contains a double letter (e.g. Hannah or Lillian)
9. Starts with V, W, X, Y or Z
10. Starts with a vowel
11. Ends in 'e'
12. Starts with L, M, N or P

Middle names:
Roll for each individual child (i.e. multiples can and probably will have different middle name rules)
1. Three + syllables
2. Honours mother in some way
3. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/08/popular-biblical-names.html
4. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/10/astronomical-names.html
5. One syllable
6. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/07/royal-names-of-europe.html
7. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2012/01/arabic-names.html
8. Honours father in some way
9. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/07/shakespearean-names.html
10. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/09/quirky-biblical-names.html
11. Two syllables
12. From the list in this blog post: http://www.britishbabynames.com/blog/2011/06/gods-and-goddesses.html

Looks:

Hair:
If you do not have 'mother and father' just substitute your couple in.
1. Texture of mother's, colour of father's
2. Like mother
3. Like father
4. Different to both mother and father (you choose specifics)
5.Texture of father's, colour of mother's
6. Like mother
7. Texture of mother's, colour of father's
8. Like father
9. Different to both mother and father (you choose specifics)
10. Texture of father's, colour of mother's
11. Like mother
12. Like father

Eyes:
1. Brown
2. Hazel
3. Blue
4 Green
5. Grey
6. Blue
7. Grey
8. Brown
9. Green
10. Blue
11. Hazel
12. Brown

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TRAVEL :
Roll the die and choose from the options.
1. France
2. United States
3. China
4. Spain
5. Italy
6. United Kingdom
7. Turkey
8. Germany
9. Malaysia
10. Mexico
11. Canada
12. You choose

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ADOPTION :

From:
1. China
2. Ethiopia
3. Russia
4. South Korea
5. Ukraine
6. Philippines
7. India
8. Columbia
9. Uganda
10. Taiwan
11. Nigeria
12. Congo

Looks:
Use the list for birth children or choose from ethnicity.

Gender:
Roll the die. Even = female, odd = male.

Age:
1. Newborn – 1 year
2. 1 – 2
3. 2 - 3
4. 3 - 4
5. 4 - 5
6. 5 - 6
7. 6 - 7
8. 8 - 9
9. 9 - 10
10. 10 - 11
11. 11 - 12
12. 12 – 13

Name:
For first name, use the first name section in 'Births'.
For middle name, choose a middle name from the country where they were born.

Have fun!

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