Jun 042008
 

Fuck You And Your Affirmation, Hippie!

A too-real game of dysfunctional relationships
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A warm-up drill for role playing characters to use for establishing and exploring group dynamics

Play Start

FYAYAH! is played with a beer bottle, onto which the rules are printed.

  • Someone spins the bottle so that it points at another person (i.e. not at himself or herself).
    The person at whom it points becomes Mr. Happy Sunshine (HS).
  • HS spins the bottle so that it points at another person.
    The person at whom it points becomes The Drunken Man In The Corner (DM).

Play Cycle

FYAYAH! is played as a series of turn cycles, which can continue indefinitely.

  1. HS says the best, most positive true thing(s) that he or she can say about DM.
  2. DM says the worst, most negative true thing(s) that he or she can say about HS.
  3. HS, heartbroken, becomes the next DM and spins the bottle so that it points at another person (i.e. not the current HS or DM).
    The person at whom it points becomes the next HS.
  4. Return to Step 1. Repeat until catharsis ensues or everyone realizes that no one’s perfect.

Credits

FYAYAH! was originally conceived by Gilbert Kraag and Bolla Pinnsvin as two separate games. Its current, cynical combination and refinement is by David Carle Artman.

FYAYAH! is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.