You will need: a coin, clear glasses of water for each player, red, yellow and blue food coloring in a bag. Each player gives three details of the setting: Two tragic, one positive. Draw a dye from the bag. Choose an archetype and replace the dye. If player's draw the same color use an unselected option. Create a character based on this archetype. Red = The Hero, The Everyman, The Caregiver Blue = The Ruler, The Magician, The Explorer Yellow = The Outlaw, The Innocent, The Jester Look left. You love this character. Why? Look right. You hate this character. Why? The player with the most recent breakup goes first. Who is your scene partner? Flip a coin. Heads = Character you love Tails = Character you hate. Draw a dye. Put one drop into your scene partner’s water, then replace it in the bag. The color is your scene prompt. Mutually initiate the scene. After the scene, pass the bag clockwise. Red: Passion Orange: Betrayal Yellow: Meeting Green: Misfortune Blue: Argument Purple: Heartbreak Brown: Violence Black: The End When a player’s water turns Black the game ends. Have each character end their story based on their current color.
Thanks to Eli Kurtz and Cameron Evesque Davis and Alyson Mierzejewski for their playtesting help. Also thanks to William Shakespeare for the inspiration of tragic love among archetypal characters. The plays too I guess. They are brilliant. Thanks, Will!