What happens when a person gets hit by lightning is a fascinating topic, and a really horrible thing to experience. A lot of the long term effects just don’t sound as awful on their own as they do when they’re added together, or when they’re experienced over decades. The more research I did, the more I wanted to make people to really understand the experience of being a lightning strike victim. I decided to make a board game where a person spins a wheel and adds together the immediate effects and long term effects that they land on to build their entire being hit by lightning experience. As I imagined the piece would be folded up and given out in clinic waiting rooms it also needed to draw a person in by looking like a fun way to pass the time.
A fun fact about lightning: sometimes it leaves people with branch-like scars. They’re very cool and very not worth everything else it does to you.