roleplaying game and drama generator
instructions and ruleset found here
heavily indebted to avery alder's the quiet year
playsession footage available on request
The continual growth of the housing bubble and rapid increase in rent generates romantic couplings that prematurely cohabit due to financial pressure. Individuals committed to each other by a conflation of relational intimacy and mutual economic desperation are forced into a paradoxical state - cohabiting in a relationship within which they may have radically different desires and yet practically cannot separate.
This condition begins to generate an increasingly widespread phenomena: in the small hours of the night; the ones which are most our own, tired couples converse, attempting to reconcile incompatibilities and add to their individual cachés of emotional security.
Time becomes plastic. Shared bedrooms fill with whispers in concert of circular conversations, dead-ended platonic dialogues that corkscrew upwards from pragmatism to exceptionalism, to denial of reality, to refutation of inductive reasoning. Conventions of intimacy become elastic in the face of hard economic truths. Perhaps this time, this relationship, is different. Perhaps we no longer need air to breath.
A mass worlding of potential transgression begins. Countries are made, politic is designed, and mutants are born, all from the building blocks of financial and emotional precarity.
From this precarious realm a third entity is drawn - a puissant facilitator, known as the chevalier, that is both powered by and empowers these transformative negotiations.