“As someone who is both a writer and an avid player of tabletop RPGs, I was really looking forward to trying out ScreenPlay – and it didn’t let me down. ScreenPlay is the perfect blend between both of these things; exactly between a tabletop role-playing game and a collaborative story.”
– The Grind
Image a story of ancient warriors charged with recapturing an escaped demon. Or perhaps a band of modern day college-aged detectives solving crimes between classes. Maybe even a tale of a rebellion in steampunk 1800s France.
ScreenPlay is an ENnie nominated co-operative storytelling game built to bring those stories to life. Where players take on the role of Writers crafting the first draft of a script, novel, comic book series, whatever you can imagine. Take your characters to intriguing worlds of your own design and pit them against the forces of darkness you create for yourselves. You control the action through your characters and the descriptions you provide with each turn. Choose a Director to challenge the lead characters and present the outcomes to these events, create something truly original, exciting and engaging as you play with little to no prep time. The story is yours!
Pick up ScreenPlay in the IGDN booth (#2437) at Gen Con 50!
- Play in any genre or format you can imagine. ScreenPlay is built as a universal system that reacts to the story your group creates during play. No prep required!
- Designed to allow everyone equal opportunity at the table. Every time a player offers a description through one of their characters, another player provides the outcome.
- Dice are used to create complications, not determine success or failure.
- The core rulebooks contains everything needed to create your own stories, including character and scene notes for use in your games, character creation guidelines, and advice for Directors.
- Large print format makes ScreenPlay easy to read.
ScreenPlay combines traditional roleplaying mechanics with story game design to provide a unique experience, improvised storytelling, and exciting gameplay for new and experienced players alike.
For 2+ players. Ages 10 & up. To play, you’ll need dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12) and pencils.
Pick up ScreenPlay in the IGDN booth (#2437) at GenCon 50 and receive a free discount code for a PDF copy. You can find additional ScreenPlay treatments, such as Ironbound and Dial M For Monster, at brokenrulergames.net
It begins. Not with a whisper, but with a bang. And as the war draws closer to drawing first blood, Chaos has risen from the ashes in a plot to stop you from saving the One Land from total destruction. Will you step forth to save your homeland or will you join the forces of anarchy and watch it burn?
High Plains Samurai: The Rehearsal Edition is now available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow for a 10-week public playtest. Download 84 pages of wire-fu action in a fantasy land of endless possibilities, wild powers, bullets vs. swords, and so much more… for FREE. From ENnie Award winning publisher and game designer Todd Crapper, High Plains Samurai is the ultimate wire-fu action mash-up combining gunslingers, samurai, steampunk, barbarians, gangsters and superpowers in a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by a war of gods. Complete the various surveys as the game evolves to earn playtest points and achieve rewards when the playtest comes to a close on May 14, 2017. It’s all right here on the HPS Rehearsal Edition page.
Plus, there’s a special incentive to help us fight Chaos. A couple of weeks ago, someone hacked our Twitter account and is masquerading as Chaos. (Pay attention to the rumours that it’s Chaos using their limited powers to creep through to our world… those are currently unconfirmed.) Despite our best effort, this hack continues today so we’ve added a new reward: challenge Chaos to a fight using our @BrokenRuler handle on Twitter and you’ll earn 1 playtest point. That’s enough right there to give you credit in the finished product (scheduled for release in 2018). Show this powerless fiend that we don’t sit back and let someone try to destroy everything we’ve worked so hard to create, show Chaos you are the heroes ready to thwart his plans to destroy the One Land.
Over the coming weeks, the Rehearsal Edition will continue to evolve and we’ll provide additional content, behind-the-scenes videos with the game’s creator, and answer your question on how HPS works. We’d also love to read your own experiences playing HPS – comment below or share them on social media with #SaveTheOneLand or
#HighPlainsSamurai. Show off your characters and let’s make this game something truly epic. Together.
The IGDN is taking over Toronto! A large number of our members are going to be at BreakoutCon, March 10th to 12th. Breakout is quickly becoming a convention with one of the largest RPG tracks in Canada with three days of 24/7 gaming!
IGDN Breakout Guests includes:
Emily Care Boss
If you’re in the area, you should head out to BreakoutCon and check out these amazing games that are being run by our members! You can hang out, chat about games with everyone, and see what amazing
Here are some amazing games being run by IGDN members.
Emily Care Boss is running the following games:
Ere Camlann larp
In the time of legend, Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot fought, loved and conquered. Play out the quests and romance of this tragic tale. A live action drama, with adventurous storytelling interludes for the knights’ quests. An original system from the Romance Trilogy.