June 18, Progress Game

Short Games
1. Open a window.
2. Put on some music.
3. Take off some of what you’re wearing.
4. Do some dishes or clean the floors.
5. Sing as loud as you want
(remember: it doesn’t have to be loud at all).
6. Lie down on a couch
or a mattress
or a mat
or the floor.
7. Close your eyes
and listen to your heart beat.
8. Allow yourself feel good about yourself.
9. REPEAT step 8 until you’re ready to move on.

May 20, Stall Game

Short Games

1. Max out your BRAIDING skill
by holding hands.
2. Talk.
3. Let it all heat up.
4. Go and sit outside.
5. Open and close your eyes
until you’ve forgotten why you started doing it.
6. Lean back (finally, after all this time).
7. Inhale and feel your heart race again.
8. Whisper:
“Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be
still”.

April 19, Alternate Game

Short Games

1. Stand in front of a mirror.
2. Take a long hard look at yourself.
3. Make a sudden, subtle gesture.
4. Make a sudden, violent gesture.
5. Close your eyes.
6. Reach out and turn the mirror around.
7. Peek over the mirror.
8a. IF:
someone is peeking back from the other side,
copy their movements forever.
8b. ELSE:
say “Ha!
That’s what I thought…”,
walk away,
and never mention this to anyone ever.
9. Add the specialization “LOOKING GLASS”
to your LORE skill.

April 15, Proprioceptive Game

Short Games

1. Walk down a train platform during rush hour.
2. Close your eyes.
3. Don’t bump into anyone.
4. Raise your score every time you walk past someone without bumping into them.
5. Upon reaching the end of the platform, compare your score to the amount of steps you took while walking down the platform.
6. Meditate on the relationship between these two numbers for as many years as you see fit.
7. As you get close to death, return to the platform.
8. Play again and compare your two scores to declare one of your selves the winner.

April 2, Cabinet Game

Short Games

1. Move the trash cans.
2. Move the cleaning products.
3. The brushes, towels, old newspapers, sponges, rags
— move them all out of the way.
4. Turn the lights off.
5. Stare at the cabinet

..
.
for the lo
ooo
oo
o
ngest time.
6. Crawl inside.
7. Close the cabinet doors.
8. If no one calls you
or knocks on your front door
for at least three days,
you may leave the cabinet
and declare yourself the winner of the game.

March 27, Zoetrope Game 

Short Games

1. Look out a broken window.
2. Paint your eyelids the same color as the sky.
3. Sit in front of a strong light.
4. Close your eyes.
5. Open your eyes.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 rapidly and for a long time.
7. Move your hands back and forth in front of your face.
8. Notice how your hands
aren’t really your hands,
and how the light
isn’t really shining on you at all,
and how you face
is less corporeal than you’d like it to be,
and how there’s an acousmatic voice
narrating your disintegration in real time,
and how people were right
when they said whatever they said
with their reptilian tongues
and their reptilian mouths.
9. Don’t cry.
10. Score yourself based on your performance.