Tuesday, April 26, 2005

What is Raible?

Raible is not a person, it's not a thing. At least it is none of these things on its own. Raible is a state of mind, Raible is also the sound of one hand clapping, it is the joy of a young man who first discovers he can grow his first mustache.

Most of all Raible is freedom.

It is not a cult, it is not an egg, but it can be extended into your vocabulary in numerous ways:

Raible (pr: Ray-bull)

1. To possess or demonstrate extraordinary qualities. In particular, to possess the ability to shed good kharma.

IE: Brad Wilkerson has good Raible. The Democratic Convention was flat and had no Raible.

2. To pursue various acts, including acts involving dice, chicanery, shenanigans or head games.

IE: Do you want to Raible on Friday?

3. To insinuate that the cosmos itself would approve or not approve of a particular action.

IE: Raible doesn't like it when you cajole Worth Wollpert into making Todd Pratt.


Wow, you're actually playing the Twins again, Raible would be pleased.

4. An image that is distorted or altered digitally, often for comedic effect.

IE: That Raible head you pasted on to Fidel Castro was hilarious.


Isler's Raible art, is the best in the world.

5. A wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks during the first year of their existence and former cohort of the legendary Pete Gross.

6. A game, that stems from a particular original brand and involves taking the general rules of that game and contorting them. The rule contorsions are generally for the purposes of the players involved. In particular, they generally make the game more complex and more fun for the participants.

IE: I wonder if you could Raible monopoly?


You playing normal rules or Raible rules?


We Raible half of the shit WOTC R&D comes up with, 'cause they don't know what they are doing.