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Carolyn VanEseltine

Release 1

Chapter 3 - Contact Avoidance

Touching something is physical contact. Kissing something is physical contact. Taking something is physical contact.

Persuasion rule for asking the shadow to try physical contact:

now the current person is the shadow self;

if the noun is the player:

say "Your shadow self meets your gaze with [zhis]. Reality wavers dizzyingly around [zhim], and you break eye contact. When you look back, [zhe] is no longer looking at you.";


say "Your shadow self lifts a hand. Reality wavers dizzyingly around [zher] hand as [zhe] looks from [zher] hand to the [noun]. Then, [zhe] lowers [zher] hand again without attempting contact.";

persuasion fails.