A downloadable conversation

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You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.
- Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

the city begins to exist is a two person city building conversation. In this game, two players build a city together by asking and answering questions, switching roles from the person asking questions to the person answering them as you go. Each person will, in each of these roles, help build and expand the idea of a city based around a single theme.

This game can take a variable amount of time, as it ends when the players feel ready to end it. It could take as little as an hour. It could take several hours, or be extended across several playsessions. It is suited for in person or digital play, as players either pass a notebook back and forth or work together in a collaborative document like Google Docs.

To play this game, you will need:

  • A tarot deck
  • A d4
  • Pen and paper or a shared way to track information, such as a group document

Please note that if you are using the included Google Docs template, go to File > Make A Copy.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Authorkay w.
Tagscity, City Builder, duet, duo, physical, Tabletop role-playing game, Two Player


Buy Now$4.00 USD or more

In order to download this conversation you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4 USD. You will get access to the following files:

the city begins to exist spreads.pdf 4 MB
the city begins to exist singles.pdf 4 MB
google docs notes template

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