Well, I never thought I'd have to auscultate anybody in an IF game. Cheiron invites me to play the role of junior doctor in a hospital, where I have to diagnose six different patients by examining "over 100 body parts". An interesting idea, but at about the time I was palpating David's enlarged lymph nodes, I began to feel symptoms of tiredness, dizziness and lower back pain, and had to quit. I guess I'm too much a hypochondriac to play this game.
In their odd apology for the lack of 'ethnic names', the authors promise that they will add new characters with any names people suggest. But in truth, they could quite transparently change any of the names here. The patients in this game are not characters, but named collections of body parts. It's telling that you can't just 'look at' them: you have to prod or probe or poke them in various ways. They have no conversation to speak of, beyond listing their symptoms; they are not people, but puzzles to solve, problems to overcome. Is this how doctors really see their patients?