For 2 players using letters written from the perspective of their character, sent via snail mail. There are 8 exchanges, for a total of 16 letters. 7 rounds have predetermined prompts, as follows:
The 8th is chosen by player 1. Prompts are intentionally vague.
Player 1 is the person who most recently received personal correspondence. They write a classified ad seeking their ideal pen-pal, 40 words or less, including their mailing address and an inspiration for setting. The ad ends with the eighth prompt. They share this ad using the method of their choice.
Pen Pal for conversation. Must love storytelling and have diverse interests. Ideally lives near a temporal vortex. 8 River Dr., Pallino, MA, 99999. FLAME.
Player 2 responds, and play continues back and forth.
When writing a letter, roll a D6 and compare the result to the numeral of the day the most recent letter was postmarked. If both are odd or both even, the prompt results in a “good” outcome. Otherwise, it is “bad”. Players determine what this means.
Be creative. Suggestions include hand-made envelopes, lovely cards, pictures, or flowers.