This is the standard old game of "Telephone" in which a message is "whispered" to one person who whispers it to the next person, and so on down the line, the point being to contrast how ridiculous the message turns out once it's reached the last person in line.In the chat room version, the "whispering" is done through the chat room's "Send Message" function, which acts as a private message.Each of those two people right clicks on that leader's name, selects "Send Message," and sends a private message to him consisting of the name of one movie star.The Leader announces the names sent to him, and the players in the room have to find a way to "connect" them together via roles they've played.The message to be passed on begins with one person who then right clicks on the user name of the person listed just under him, selects "Send Message," types the message out, and sends it.The recipient reads the message ONCE and ONLY ONCE (the honor system works here), then either closes or minimizes the window, and sends the message privately, as he remembers it, to the person listed just under him in the user list.The first person to come up with the name the leader is thinking of is the new leader and has the option to give clues now.Otherwise, he can pass his turn on to another player.
The person just under him in the user list asks the leader a question about the character he's chosen, and the question must be able to be answered with a "yes" or a "no." The next person does the same until the character chosen in guessed.
For ex., the Leader receives the names "Clark Gable" and "Bette Davis." Players can connect them in any number of ways, one obvious way being that Clark Cable starred in "The Misfits" with Marilyn Monroe; and Marilyn Monroe was in "All About Eve" with Bette Davis (there may be a quicker way of connecting the two, this is just an example).
Tips: Don't be a smart-aleck and choose people no one has heard of or who's only been in obscure movies with people no one has heard of.
(When playing in person as opposed to in a chatroom, the leader can use gestures to indicate chop off a sound, sounds like, stretch out sound, etc.
After the syllable clues are given, the leader can give no more clues except by gesture to indicate placement of syllable, to indicate someone is close to the answer, etc).