This is a really interesting idea, but the rules book is missing vital pieces of information. There is no information about any end states of the game or what to do when a friend has been removed, something I assume is a primary mechanic of the experience.
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A Game for one player with a deck of playing cards, 3 six-sided die, and either a lighter, scissors & tape or a red marker & a black marker.
UIT//MS is a game about dealing with the social anxiety around interacting with the same people day in, day out, over the course of who knows how long.
It takes place on a single day in one person’s life and represents the last hour or so before their work day ends.
During play you build a spread of cards that represents both the people you’re talking to and the conversations you have during that time frame.
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I like the idea but seems like I'm missing something. Sorry if the answers are obvious, I just can't find them in the rulebook.
- What is the end point of the game?
- What happens if some of my friends run out of energy? What if I run out of energy?
- And most important - why do I need to cut or mark the cards? What if I draw the marked card again?
Help appreciated. Can't wait to try out the game!
1 & 2 are both mentioned in the rules- the game's over when either all your friends are out of energy, when you run out of energy, or whenever you want to stop playing. When a Friend runs out of energy, you remove them from the game and shuffle their cards into the other stacks.
For 3, it's an effect thing, an emotional whosawhatsit. If you draw the marked card again, just mark it more.