Enchanted Laundromat (Strangeness at 3:00 AM) (2000, Interactivities Ink)

  • By Mike Young

It's 3:00 in the morning at the neighborhood laundromat, and that has attracted a number of colorful customers. The laundromat has been having some problems with the dryers being connected to the air circulation system, so everybody's laundry has gotten all mixed up. Join us, won't you, for a little tale of angst we like to call Enchanted Laundromat.

Enchanted Laundromat is a trading game for six people: two males, three females, and one that could be male or female (Bosco). The object of the game might at first seem to be to collect all of your items, but in fact, that will prove impossible as some of them are simply lost. The real object is the interactions and revelations which will occur when people get to see each others’, er, dirty laundry. The GM should monitor the game carefully and decide when it seems to have wound down. There are no mechanics of any kind.

Enchanted Laundromat was written on a dare during a party after Pax Romana in 1998 and was playtested by Mike MacAfee, Karen Bowman, Hal Bowman, Jeff Diewald, and Christine Smith. Additional material suggested by Stephanie Olmstead-Dean.

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