D.A.C. (department of accident and crisis)

This is a fun game design that helps the players to develop their own peculiar short stories. It is a writing exercise with prompts of filling out a form with who, where, what, when, and how. The character is defined by the cards in the categories of “species”, “profession”, “crisis”, “locale”, and “name”. 

This is inspired by short stories I wrote around my meditation on how a mechanical camera a train and how a train is a mechanical camera. Reverse engineering the thought process, I developed a set of rules and key elements for a story writing exercise.