A downloadable roleplaying for two

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I can make you smile from a mile away
Maybe we can make it won’t you say
Don’t you be afraid
Don’t you be afraid
I will always walk you home
       - Wet Cigarette, Mars Argo

We look at the lyrics to our songs, reading them over and over again in hopes that their words will come to life and thread themselves into the rhythms of our hearts and hands. Time is coming to a close. I’m going to miss you. I’m going to regret a lot of things. But I guess some things are worth missing.

Wet Cigarette is a tabletop roleplaying game for 2 players about embracing the end of something special and what we do after it ends.

To play this game,  you will need five candles, a lighter, and 2 six-sided dice.

Best played with an understanding friend and partner.

Submission for Libre Baskerville Jam by Jared Sinclair.

"What a harrowing game. I think the scariest thing about it, for me, is the nebulous space it leaves between reality and fiction. We're meant to "draw from" our real lives, but this is still a roleplaying game, and we're still establishing a shared fiction together (at least, the way I read the game). So there's this uncertainty behind every statement: Are we airing real grievances? Are we exaggerating otherwise insignificant grievances? Are we inventing ones that are merely plausible (and is that inherently a kind of judgment or indictment)?" - Jared Sinclair

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In order to download this roleplaying for two you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

WET CIGARETTE.pdf 35 kB

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Two-player games, by their format, tend to be extremely focused things. Wet Cigarette doubles down on this, and then some.

I would not advise playing it with a partner, and although safety mechanics would fully blunt the impact of the game, that's probably a good thing, and you should have one on deck. At minimum, if you're both feeling daring, have a panic button that you can hit to stop things.

Again, Wet Cigarette does not mess around. It's just a page, but it asks you to bleed your personal life into the game, it frames a scenario that is already high emotional intensity, and it mixes that with little bits of ritual (rolling dice, lighting candles, extinguishing candles) to maintain an effective atmosphere.

I don't know that this is a thing I would play, but if you are unafraid of being emotionally destroyed and you have a non-romantic friend who feels similarly, this may be worth checking out.

One-page tabletop roleplaying game about a relationship coming to its end.  Designed to be played by two people, but could probably be expanded to represent polyamorous break-ups too. 4/5 stars - excellent.