Rumor has it that the immensely popular card game Three Kingdoms Killers became popular because of the Communications University of China in Beijing. So it only makes sense now that a mock game, “Three Kingdoms Chef Killers”, is something that students at the University would come up with.
The mock game replaces the base characters from Three Kingdoms Killers, characters such as Cao Cao and Guan Yu, with cafeteria workers. Cafeteria workers.
The 12 “chefs” of the Communications University of China’s cafeteria had their photos made into Three Kingdoms Killers cards complete with card titles, actions, and descriptions. One of the 12 chefs immortalised into a card says that she didn’t notice her face on a card until after heading into work.
“So I’m now the cold dish wizard,” said Qin Shufen, a cafeteria worker who has worked at the university for the last 20 years. “I wonder if my photo is online, I’ll have to check when I get home.”
Reporters at the Beijing Evening News have discovered that the students union (something akin to student body council) decided to create the cards as a means to both honour the cafeteria workers as well as to make students more interested in how their cafeteria runs. In the long run it’s supposed also to help students eliminate the wasting of food.
Right now there is only one set of 12 cards, but eventually there will be two more sets of 12 for the other two cafeterias at the university, making each cafeteria one of the three kingdoms of Wei, Shu, and Wu.
中国传媒大学食堂点将 12位大厨”三国杀 [Beijing Evening News Via People’s Daily]
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