Breathing Death- An Initiate's Journey Through Ghost Stories and the Tao Te Ching

Not knowing what will transpire, each post will chronicle my attempts to use a first time reading of the Tao Te Ching to inform my decisions during solo plays of Antoine Bauza's Ghost Stories. I shall read a little of the book each week and juxtapose its passages with a sort of session report. I will not read or heed any other advice on how to play the game well. I shall attempt to play on Thursday nights and post the following Friday.
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Wanda Davies
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When I play Ghost Stories, I shuffle and set up the player boards first so that there is an empty space in the middle. This is the ghost of where the village will soon be.

I shuffle the village tiles and place them one at a time. The pattern in which I place them changes, but, when I am not thinking about placing tiles, I place them from left to right, top to bottom. For the third week in a row, the Buddhist Temple has ended up in the center.

I was tired today. I was grouchy today and now I'm playing Ghost Stories. I wanted to drink instead.

I always enjoy the moment between the board is fully set up and I draw the first ghost. The monks, all standing back to back in the center of the board, seem so confident.

From the Tao Te Ching:
Express yourself completely, then keep quiet.

I suppose it's time to play.
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