"FK…In the coffee!"
Morning Coffee Divination Spell:
Okay, the game screencapped above is called “Deadly Premonition.” In it, York here looks at his morning coffee each morning for a sign as to how to conduct his divination. There are several ways he does this, but the way that gave this iconic line is what I’m detailing below.
I decided to do this daily too, but part of my daily offerings to my gods, asking them for a sign in my coffee as I drink it. However, this could be adapted for secular readings too.
- Brew coffee.
- Pour the milk in. (Now, this is different for me since I use to keep the milk in the cup and pour the coffee into it afterwards. I did that because it mixed much quicker, but that is the opposite of what I want if I’m looking for signs.)
- Look for symbols the milk is making in the coffee. (I had to blow on mine to make it swirl around until eventually I made out a symbol.)
- Drink the coffee while contemplating your question. (Or, in my case, praying to my Gods.)
- Look at the coffee grains at the bottom of the cup. Are there any other symbols? (I got a repeat of the symbol I saw first, so this was sort of like confirmation for me.)
- Get more coffee…Or, erm, be done. (
But coffeeeeeee!) (Oh, and you should also figure out what the symbols mean before half the town is dead, *EYES YORK*.)
The last part with looking at the coffee grains is sort of similar to how Tea Leaf readings are done, and is why I added it in. In the game, York only looks at how the milk forms in his coffee to determine his “reading.” But adding in the coffee grains at the end helped me get confirmation as well as clarification, so I think it’s helpful to keep.
Real quick, the other ways York divines using coffee isn’t as planned at as this. In one instance, the coffee stain on the newspaper spells out a name of someone in the town for him to meet with. In another instance, the mug given to him by a cop tells where he needs to go to find a suitcase with evidence.
So have fun premonitions with Deadly Premonitions! Woo!