How To Play

 
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You can play The DOC alone or with friends.

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You can play with the deck separated into its three categories: Characters, Tools, and Places. Or stacked all together and shuffled.

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Ask a question. See The Art of The Question for ideas on what to ask.

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Shuffle through the deck or its separated piles, and select cards as you see fit. See Build Formations for ideas.

The best place to start: Separate your deck into its 3 categories, and select one card from each pile.

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Flip your selected cards over. Look at them. Think about them. Write about them. Talk about them with friends.

If you ever get stuck on a meaning behind a card, check out suggestions at The Card Meaning Library.

When playing in a group: It’s best for the person who asked the question and pulled cards to speak first. Then anyone else in the group can chime in on what they see. It’s a beautiful practice!

Another fun way to play in a group: have everyone write their responses down first. Then go around and share.

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Let go, breath, repeat.

If the first round brings up more questions, keep going. If playing with a group, pass the deck around.

Or take a pic of your cards, and look back later. Go for a walk. You may find that the meaning of your selection grows over time in the most beautifully unexpected ways.

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The DOC can be a beautiful part of your day. Try asking “What do I need to know now?” regularly. You may find that you pull the same cards over a period of time. Reflecting on them can help you move through new chapters and understanding.