Make tea. Sit around a table with an extra chair. This was Katy's chair, but it's no more. You'll play scenes of the past to find out why. You're Katy's Friend - a kid, puppet, or pet. Describe yourself through Katy's eyes. PLAY SCENES Take turns at framing scenes regarding Katy's discomfortable events. Take a sip of tea to play the scene in character, otherwise play it out-of-character. PLAY IN CHARACTER You did your best to help Katy. Your acts against Katy's discomfort were successful, provided another player agrees by taking a sip of tea. Another player can suggest a different outcome instead: - you can take a sip of tea and agree; - or you can reveal something discomforting about you in Katy's eyes: this made you successful and cuts the scene. The third time you do this, you'll become a Monster to her. Monsters cannot succeed against discomfort unless all other players takes a sip of tea. PLAY OUT-OF-CHARACTER Play Katy's reactions. Describe the source of Discomfort: that's all that isn't a character. ENDGAME When most players have finished their tea: - each Friend says something that Katy still remembers. - each Monster says something that eventually drove her away.
I just wanted to add a game to the pile of good reasons why people have 5 o’clock tea.