Hi! I played "You Will Destroy Something Beautiful" last night with Scuqualo and my girlfriend, and I must say: we loved it! It's really, really, really interesting, and we had a lot of fun. It's a game that I can't help but perceive as peculiar and... Different. It's a journey that took a number of turns I did not expect when jumping in. Definitely a ride I want to try again multiple times.
During our game, I played the facilitator, while Scuqualo and my girlfriend Greta played the destroyers, We decided it would be intresting to let you know what popped out of our heads while playing your game, so... Here I go! (I'm also attaching a scan of the papers we used, even though it's just barely readable italian ramblings).
ABOUT THIS PLACE:
Desolate, Windy, Requires unconfortable clothing, In ruins, There's someone selling souvenirs here, Detatched from the rest of the world by some kind of natural barrier, The air here leaves a bad taste in your mouth, It's hard to breathe here.
ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL THING:
Hypocritical, It separated populations, It was always kept in a bubble, It's a reminder of a peceful age, In it's presence it's easier to see one's mistakes, It's the fruit of hard work, It's out of scale compared to modern day world, It was recently renovated.
ABOUT THE DESTROYERS;
Why have you come here? GIO: My grandfather worked hard to build it. GRETA: I can't stand hearing about it anymore, and I can't stand having to deal with it indirectly.
What has this beautiful thing done, in your eyes, to deserve destruction? GIO: They didn't put my grandfather's name on it once it was finished. GRETA: It bears a strong message, but it has become a hollow idol that stifles progress. It's memory will suffice.
Why are you cruel? GIO: Every change of era needs cruel people. GRETA: I want to create something just as powerful and acknowledged, but being unable to surpass this beautiful thing, I want to destroy it.
Who are you? GIO: I am a tidy guy, driven by the world into boredom and into a craving for change. GRETA: An enlightened individual that will bring forth a new truth, and who will bear the weight and guilt of destroying the old.
In the end, Scuqualo was enthralled by the beautiful thing while my girlfriend managed to destroy it bringing forth her ideas, only losing part of her resolve. As I said, it was a deeply interesting ride. Thanks for creating this!