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wanna play truth-or-truth with me?

icon: "curious (my face, looking straight forward with one eyebrow up and a sideways smile, head tilted down a little)"

Truth-or-truth is a very simple game I invented for practicing openness and curiosity. I'll explain how it works with an example. A, B, K, and T are playing. B starts off by asking K a question. After K answers, they can choose to either ask someone a question or assign a questioner and questionee. They tell A to ask T a question (this is called passing a question). Since a question can only be passed once, A asks T a question. After answering, T asks A a question (this is called a bounceback). Only one bounceback is allowed, so A can ask or assign B or K but not T, for that round. If ever someone asks another person a question they aren't comfortable answering, that person can just ask for a different question.

The point of the game is to ask questions that make people reflect and share some part of themselves that doesn't usually get shared. The more specific the question, the better. You 'win' by asking a question that makes everyone feel curious or that makes someone realize something new about themselves, or by giving an answer that inspires strong feelings or thoughtfulness. It's not a game with points or competition; everyone can win. It's about building your skills at getting to know people and at helping people to know you.

So, I explain all this because I love this game and I want to play it more often and with new people (because that is more of a challenge!). I was thinking of doing a videochat (and drinking!) this Friday at 9pm EST. Wanna join? the first 7 definite yes-es are in. I'm screening comments; if you wanna join, leave your gmail address and whether you are a definite yes or a maybe (if you don't leave an email address or ask to keep screened, I'll unscreen). You don't have to drink, of course, I just want you to know that I will be :) I may have a sober one at another time, I just wanna drink to celebrate the end of the semester because by then I will *crosses fingers* be DONE!!!

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delicatexflower ══╣butterfly╠══

this does sound interesting. i may want to do this. i'll ask B if he is interested in joining. i will let you know by thursday if i'm still up for it. it all depends on my health. <3
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
I'm moving it to Friday the 15th!
topaznebula ══╣╠══
I can attest to this game being great for practicing openness. When I first met Belenen and all their friends, I remember playing truth or truth frequently, and this game is a big reason I started to get to know all of these people.

A fantastic invention and a meaningful game to play!

I can't play this Friday because I need to have some down time after this work week, but I highly recommend the game for everyone else.
belenen ══╣adoring╠══
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belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I'm moving it to Friday the 15th! If you don't have to get up early and don't mind staying up late then I hope you can come!
erinfondue ══╣╠══
I don't do skype/video chats, but this sounds like a lot of fun!

If you want to do it again sometime in a text-based version, I'd love to play.
belenen ══╣curious╠══
hm, I've never done text-based, that could work. Maybe I'll see if some others would want to do it that way. what is your time zone?
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Expect to find curse words, nudity, (occasionally explicit) talk of sex, and angry ranting, but NEVER slurs or sexually violent language. I use TW when I am aware of the need and on request.