About Composure Have you ever been at a party playing card games and thought, "This is fucking weak." Composure is the ultimate card game challenging players to state their opinions on uncomfortable subjects to see who can talk openly and reveal their true-selves.
Each game ends in roaring laughter, broken friendships, or divorce.
The Basics Players challenge each other to answer questions. If you can break someone else’s composure, you earn extra chips. The most composed person who can discuss the most scenarios, is the winner.
Suggested Rules Deal each player an equal number of cards/chips (5/5 for a quick game, 10/10 for a long one)
All players ante 1 chip to the pot
The Dealer, selects a card from his hand, and challenges any player to answer.
If the chosen player can answer the question with composure, Dealer will award 1 chip from the pot. If the player passes on the question or loses composure; the player pays 1 chip to the pot.
Once the player has answered, the pot is at stake and anyone in the group may attempt to earn chips by breaking the composure of others.
The Dealer’s role during discussion is to judge and award participants based on the ability to discuss terrible scenarios while keeping composure.
Individuals who cannot keep composure or do not participate cannot earn chips
Once the Dealer has issued all chips in the pot, the round is over and the Dealer role is passed clockwise. (Place time limits on each round based on your group.)
Dealer Rules If you do not wish to play cards in your hand, you may draw new cards and skip your turn. Pay to the pot the same number of chips as cards drawn.
If no one participates in the dealer's card, the dealer takes all the chips.
If everyone is laughing and all players break composure, the dealer takes all the chips
You should pay people as they talk to keep the conversation ripping.
Recommended Strategy Because you can only get paid when keeping composure, it is a wise to stay true to your actual honest opinions. It is already difficult to stay calm while others around you are making insensitive remarks about skunk cock, velcro pussy, and wiping boogers on old people with Alzheimer's. Making up a narrative as you go, makes it harder.