Haven't seen the movie (Edge of Tomorrow, that is), before you ask. ;-) Will probably watch it eventually to compare.
It's kinda amazing in that way.
Raise your hand if you would totally play the Vlaada Chvatil boardgame of Rollercoaster Tycoon. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
The game is called Attack of the Brain Eater, and it's about an alien parasite that tries to slowly infiltrate the brains of a group of friends. It's one part card microgame, one part Werewolf-style social game, and one part exploration of the self-defense mechanisms of a community. (Which, arguably, Werewolf is already.) I might mock up some actual physical cards for it, but you can also play it with a normal deck of cards.
Abandon: you can do this to players, in an attempt to isolate the Brain Eater and stop its transmission; abandoned players are no longer part of the game
Stillness: a key component of the game; you fall into stillness when you get abandoned, and after the Brain Eater takes you
Dream: the normal flow of player interactions gets interrupted when someone begins the Dream, a time when the Brain Eater might slip out from person to person...but also the only way to progress the game to its end
Dragonfly: haven't worked out any way to fit this in, but that's okay!
So "walk to class" and http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Qpc-R_Sc7QU/VcYtJQ4o9oI/AAAAAAAAWeA/WU-V-2GRQSk/s400/1947.jpg are examples of where I'm ok with it. Others, like "Fresh" meat just worry me. :(
New productivity jam.
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