Jabba the Mutt
Every round, pick one random white card from the pile and place it into play. If Jabba the Mutt (the authors dog) wins
the game, all players go home in a state of everlasting shame having being beaten by a dog that isn’t even playing.
Cards Against Containers “The Hard Way”
Hand out blank pieces of paper and pens to all players. Write your own content, then ensure that TLS is fully configured
so no worker can send answers to etcd without full encryption. Full authentication is also required. Any cards produced
without full role-based-access-control enabled will be marked in a failed state and cannot be recovered. External DNS is
used to identify who is etcd at any point.
Never have I ever passed the CKA
At any time, players may discard cards that they don’t understand, but they must confess at their junior level of ignorance
to the group and suffer the resulting humiliation. This may result in intensified imposter syndrome. If anyone acts smug at
someone else’s ignorance, they must calculate the MD5 sum of the cards in their hand without technology aids or donate a
Points can be gained outside of a game if players use any of the white cards during a Scrum ceremony (retrospective,
standup, planning or review), bonus points if you get sent to HR for doing so.
Have you tried turning it off and on again?
At any time, a worker can trade in a point to return as many white cards as they’d like to the deck and take new cards to
replace these to remain with 10 cards in hand.
For 2 blanks, all players draw an extra card before playing the hand to open up more options and consume more resources.
Play while running your own separate etcd cluster to support multiple production Kubernetes clusters, across multiple cloud
providers, but refusing to use a managed Kubernetes service or any commercial solution. Bonus points for the added challenge
of doing this whilst identifying as a minority.
At any point during the game, etcd may mark a player as offline for an indeterminate amount of time before they start
playing again. Etcd can choose to offline multiple players simultaneously, but the game must continue with no loss of
comedy value or all players lose a point.
If a goose steals any cards during the game, players must give chase. If the goose chases any player during the game,
they must hide in a phone box and phone an adult for assistance.
Game play is continuous, etcd draws a blue card at a rate of one every 10 seconds. Workers must place their white card(s)
within this pipeline window or be excluded from that draw.
Play the game entirely in something like https://hackmd.io/ with no live communication with other players. Use something
like Slack to collaborate and record when everyone has completed their go. This game may take weeks.
Question every card you are about to play, wondering if others in the room are laughing at your misunderstanding of a
technical concept or whether they’ll think your sense of humour is strange. After playing your card, realise that you’re
all on the same page, then feel silly for thinking that, then feel like everyone knows your feeling silly. You all think
I’m silly for writing this don’t you? You hate this game. I’m sorry, maybe we shouldn’t publish it?
Whatever you think you’re feeling, we felt it in writing this game 100x over. You are awesome.
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