June 15, Foresight Game

Short Games

1. Buy yourself a coffin within your price range.
2. Make a playlist that’s just so very “you”.
3. Wear some really nice clothes
and a big smile.
4. Go have your picture taken and printed.
5. Write a detailed and thoroughly worked-through will.
6. Write a book about death and dying.
7. Talk to your loved ones.
8. Sit around your house all day, every day.
9. Never die.
Ever.

May 21, Fencing Game

Short Games

1. Grow up reaching through the cracks for hi-fives.
2. Learn to expect hard slaps on the back of your head.
3. Don’t flinch, advance.
4. Don’t blink, lunge.
5. Don’t cry, parry.
6. Drop your weapon after a life of walking ropes.
7. Using both hands, grasp the white picket fence tightly.
8. Slash at the backs of the people who went over before you.
9. Mark it a tie and move to sudden death.
10. Start climbing.

May 9, Lerner Game

Short Games
1. Make poetry famous.
2. Burn your initials into the sun.
3. Read poetry
from the middle of a burning building,
standing in the fast lane of the freeway
OR
falling from the top of the Empire State Building.
4. Be Richard Speck,
rather than Gary Snyder.
5. Ride a rocketship to hell,
rather than a Volvo to Bolinas.
6. Sell arms to the Martians,
rather than wait sullenly for a letter from some deceased clown with a three-piece mind, telling you that you’ve won a bulletproof pair of rose-colored glasses for your poem ”Autumn in the Spring”.
7. Be hated by everyone
who teaches for a living.
8. Read your poetry and watch people
get headaches, vomit, weep, scream, disappear, start bleeding,
eat their television sets,
beat each other to death with swords,
and go out and get riotously drunk
on someone else’s money
9. Do not bury poetry
or dandle it on your knee like a retarded child
with beautiful eyes.
Instead, blow it up
or throw it off a cliff into icy seas
and see if the the motherfucker
can swim for its life.
10. Buy one of those beautiful
switchblade knives.

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.

March 13, Shame Game

Short Games

1. Push someone off a cliff.
2. Listen to them fall.
3. Look at them.
4. Make sure everyone hears about what has happened.
5. Make sure everyone knows how you feel about it.
6. Ask everyone else if they’re alright.
7. Don’t listen to their answers.
8. Check if anyone knows how you,
as an event organizer,
are supposed to deal with this.
9. Check if you’re allowed to go to the funeral.
10. Lose one 1d4 Humanity. Permanently.

February 10, Exquisite Game

Short Games

1. Wrap your head around it.
2. Give your eyes cute names and shout them every time you blink.
3. Chew it if you feel like it.
4. Tattoo a green scarf to wear around your neck.
5. Turn the back of your hand toward me.
6. Feel this heart racing.
7. Come back.
8. Shake that ass and hope that no one is watching.
9. Kick the bucket way past your prime.
10. Keep walking. Trust me on this.

February 5, Drama Game

Short Games

1. Get a fake, but real-looking gun.
2. Put on a ski mask.
3. Walk into a bank.
4. Pull out the fake gun and yell:
“Hands up!
This is a robbery
and I am the robber
and I am going to rob you all!”

5. Circle the room slowly.
6. Point the gun at random people
and say, to no one and everyone:
“Yeah, I’m the robber alright.
I sure am.
And you are the ones being robbed
in the robbery.”

7. Keep up your rambling until you’ve circled back to the exit.
8. Stop at the exit, put the gun’s muzzle to your temple, and say:
“Or… am I?”
9. Pull the trigger.
10. Score yourself based on whether or not you survive.

January 14 , Moon Game

Short Games

1. Look at me.
2. Tell me what you think happens
when we die.
3. Tell me what sort of fruit you would be
if you were the moon.
4. Tell me where you think you will be
a month from now.
5. Build a spaceship,
but never go anywhere in it.
6. Write the first word you come up with
on a slip of paper.
7. Put the slip of paper in my pocket
without me noticing.
8. Pay for the food with your good looks.
9. Pay for the drinks with your witty sarcasm.
10. Pay for the trip with my money.