From the Book of the Pilgrim:
The Journey is a game for two players.
You are the Pilgrim.
As the Pilgrim, this is the first time you play the game. And this is also the only time you will play as the Pilgrim. If there is a next time, you will be the Ghost.
Now, the Ghost will put nine beads into one of your hand and put nine beads into one of his. You will keep your hand open, holding the beads, during the whole game. Sometimes the Ghost will take one of your beads and put it aside. Sometimes, he will put some of his aside. That's his role. Both of you will keep your hand with the beads open all the time. But only he can touch them. You just keep your hand open. That's your burden.
Your goal is to play your character, as faithfully as possible. And find out what happens.