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Roland Sanchez
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I am curious what the original theme of this game was, if anyone out there may know.

I had heard on a podcast a while ago about a cooperative Japanese card game where a girl is raped and beaten into a coma, and her boyfriend is trying to help her relive the memories of the attack to determine the perpetrators.

After having played the game twice last night, and examining the artwork on some of the cards, I cannot help but think this the very game, just rethemed a bit for English +speaking audiences.

Does anyone know if that was in fact the original theme? It's bugging me to know.

And please do not let this thread devolve into a morality discussion, I really am just trying to satisfy my curiosity about the games origins.

Edit: +speaking
 
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Matthew Chhay
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Ren, a young girl who lost her family to the plague
and was sold as a courtesan apprentice. Feth, a foreign
boy who followed his merchant father to Japan.
They met, they fell in love, and they planned a daring
escape. They succeeded, but the elder courtesan who
helped them was shot to death as they ran. Ren was
shocked from guilt, and fell into a deep coma.
Feth, with his ability to read the hearts of others,
dove into her mind in an attempt to wake her. What
he saw when he opened his eyes was a vast wasteland
shaped from sad memories, where Ren’s frail song of
poetry drowned in the cruel cawing of world-devouring
ravens.

Source, the Manifest Destiny English rules from 2+ years ago: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/105316/english-rules-rave...

I'm pretty sure that the podcast was just remembering it wrong.
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Sergio Macias
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Wow, that'd be a really dark theme for a game surprise
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Roland Sanchez
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Shinako wrote:
Ren, a young girl who lost her family to the plague
and was sold as a courtesan apprentice. Feth, a foreign
boy who followed his merchant father to Japan.
They met, they fell in love, and they planned a daring
escape. They succeeded, but the elder courtesan who
helped them was shot to death as they ran. Ren was
shocked from guilt, and fell into a deep coma.
Feth, with his ability to read the hearts of others,
dove into her mind in an attempt to wake her. What
he saw when he opened his eyes was a vast wasteland
shaped from sad memories, where Ren’s frail song of
poetry drowned in the cruel cawing of world-devouring
ravens.

Source, the Manifest Destiny English rules from 2+ years ago: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/105316/english-rules-rave...

I'm pretty sure that the podcast was just remembering it wrong.


Ah, thank you.
 
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