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You Are a Psychic Has-Been
The spirits say you will reclaim your glory!
Today’s Quest: Tap into the spirit realm and use the mystic arts to get your dang life together. We’ll attempt to predict the future in Table Talk, and then, if you so dare, go behind the Adventure Snack curtain. Tally ho!
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You’re a washed-up psychic with nothing to lose.
Well, except the last chance you’ll ever have for redemption, which just so happens to be the man sitting across from you here in the dingy back room of the Chili’s Bar & Grill outside Reno: Ronald Paddle, the very same critic who ruined your career 10 years ago.
You take a deep breath and think about what you have to do. Nail this cold reading of your old critic and your career is saved. Fail, and spend the rest of your mediocre days in a life of mediocrity, shuffling ledgers at your father’s accounting firm.
The future is fickle, the past is prologue, but right now? Here, in the dingy back room of the - CRAP. Well you better hurry up: Chili’s Bar & Grill outside Reno closes in 15 minutes.
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When your quest is complete, it’s time to debrief. Join your fellow adventurers at the virtual D&D table we call the comments section. And coming soon to theaters, Table Talk: Honor Among Commenters.
Discuss one (or all) of today’s topics in the comments:
🔮 Do you believe people can possess psychic abilities?
❤️🩹 Have you ever bounced back from a bad situation?
🏰 When you close your eyes, what does your “mind palace” look like?
🐗 Did you play last week’s Your Post-Apocalyptic To-Do List closed beta and had thoughts? You can still fill out the survey or leave a comment. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey! Your notes were eye-opening and have helped me improve the game by leaps and bounds. (And fix the major bugs y’all found!)
✍️ Bonus Challenge (+50 Points): Use your psychic powers to predict something that will happen in the near future. For example, I predict John Grisham’s next novel will cause controversy when a Twitter thread proves it was written by ChatGPT.
🌟 Challenge Winners: Last month, adventurers, , , , , , and Kate all earned +50 points for articulating their personal brands. There were so many good ones, but this was my personal favorite...
"Trin appears to be an endlessly patient technology trainer through copious use of the mute button, and has perfected the art of looking engaged in virtual meetings while actually browsing board gaming forums."
Congratulations, Trin! You earned an additional +100 points and the Adventure Snack Thought Leader achievement!
WANT TO JOIN THE STORYTELLING TEAM?
One of the most interesting comments I received in this year’s player survey was an adventurer asking to be part of our “Storytelling Team.” Well, uh, there isn’t an Adventure Snack Storytelling Team. Not at the moment, at least. It’s just me, Geoffrey G., your friendly neighborhood gamemaster, and the occasional guest game like today’s. So now I’m curious…
Are YOU a writer, game designer, or creative goofball? Would YOU be interested in designing Adventure Snack games for over 1700 adventurers and counting? Let’s talk. Reply to this email with a link to a short writing sample or portfolio. I’m thinking of putting together a Council of Storywizards and perhaps YOU have the magic inside of… YOUUUUUU!