A semi-cooperative game for two players. Make some tea. While the tea's brewing: Together, think of two people (one per player) who're in a new relationship. In broad strokes, outline setting, situation, people. Individually, think about your character some more, add details. Write down four different long-term goals: Two life goals, two relationship goals. Keep your goals secret! The game's objects: Firstly, enjoy your tea. Secondly, fulfill at least seven goals. When tea's served, take turns. On YOUR turn: If no tea's left or it's gotten too cold to enjoy: Game over. Narrate an epilogue together (apart?); incorporate your (un)fulfilled goals. Else, let your tea cool/drink/refill your cup. Sketch a scene about one thing from the corresponding list (who/where/when/what/how/why). Either let your tea cool: - Spend time together. - They come closer to a revealed goal. Or drink from your cup: - Spend time with others. - They reveal a goal, then erase it. They write a new secret goal (they decide, no restrictions). Or refill your cup: - Spend time alone. - They reveal a goal. On THEIR turn: Either drink from your cup, listening quietly. Or add to/change their narration, but don't drink.
(a) The game can be played with more than two players, but that’d take more tea and more words. I encourage players to experiment with different cup sizes (per player?) and different kinds of tea. (b) Narrative authority is deliberately fuzzy. “Metagaming” is also encouraged. (c) My Google+ profile link was too long for the “link” bit, so I’m putting it here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/110295565581012280442