SIX SHOT By, Merrielle Ondreicka and Justin Ford First: Acquire a six sided die. This is the gun. Place extra dice, one fewer than the number of players, in an old mug. This is the pot. Sit in chairs around a dining table with dramatic lighting. Write the rules on a note card. Place that card in the center of the table. Set the Scene: Remind everyone the game you’re about to play is DARK. Explain the rule of X and provide trigger warnings for suicide. Read the intro and play. If the audience breathes a sigh of relief at the end, you’ve done a good job. “There is a dingy room. At its center is a table and, on that table, a six-shooter with several loose rounds. Describe your character as they enter.” RULES Roll your dice in secret, taking the lowest Then: follow the prompt or chicken out* 1. Confess your darkest secret -“BANG” 2. Reveal something unforgivable -“click” 3. Relate your fears -“click” 4. Relate your regrets -“click” 5. Compliment someone you’ve wronged -“click” 6. “click” -Act out your relief Finally: Pass the Gun OR describe your exit *Pass and draw a die from the pot.
Six shot is a terrible game of chance we both came up with on a lark for a dark and stormy night of story telling.
Thanks to my friends in the RA community who enthusiastically play tested this awful game about dirty people with us.
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