We're a couple. We love each other. But how strong is our love? To track the evolution of our relationship, we'll use a graph. The abscissa 'x' measures time (month1, month2,...). The ordinate 'y' measures how close/distant we are (0-6). We begin at 0,0. Scenes Each scene spans one month. We'll play twelve months. One of us rolls 1d6 to frame the scene: 1. Kids' room 2. On vacation 3. Bedroom 4. With friends 5. With family 6. Hospital Then, we each roll 1d6 to define our goal: 1. Reveal a hidden truth 2. Ask a loaded question 3&4. Discuss a problem 5. Reveal something personal 6. Demand a change Finally, we each roll 1d6 to alter our measure: 1&2. y=y-1 (min=0) 3. y=y 4&5. y=y+1 6. y=y+2 Crisis If we get the same goal, it's a crisis. We yell and say mean things. Our measures reset accordingly to the die (if we get a 5, then y=5). Breakup If someone reaches +7, we break up. We jump to the epilogue. Epilogue We say how we see our future, together or not.
On a 1 to 10 scale, how much do you love me? A game of mathematics and love
Thanks to Emily Care-Boss for the Romance trilogy which was inspirational to this entry.