Winners and Finalists
Judges Prizes
Search Entries
Downloads
2017
2016
2015

Soap Bubble • 2016rpg

Josh Fox • http://www.blackarmada.com

SOAP BUBBLE.
On set at a LIVE television soap.
(3-6 players)

ROLES

Everyone owns:
- A Character
- An Actor who plays them.

Other roles are shared.

SETUP

Agree:
- Setting, theme.
- Set location.

Each player creates:

Director:
- One trait.

Character:
Role.
- One relationship with another Character.
- Plot: a question the soap is answering about them.
- What happened to them last episode.

Actor:
- One personal desire.
- One aspiration for their Character.
- One relationship with another Actor.

A DAY ON SET

One round / player:

1) BRIEFING. The Director describes a scene to film, what’ll happen, key lines.

2) Bonus scene(s) (see below).

3) FILMING. Actors improvise a scene as their Characters, following (or ignoring) the briefing.

4) Bonus scene(s).

5) Rotate Director role.

Anyone may call bonus scenes:

- MEDIA. A media personality spotlights the show eg. interview/article.

- BLAME. Director provides feedback to Actor(s).

- CONFESSION. An introspective, egotistical monologue by one Actor.

- SOCIAL. An Actor interacts with other Actors/NPCs.

DAY END

Each player describes audience reaction/speculations about one Character.

EXAMPLE SETUP

- Iron Throne
- Setting: fantasy kingdom
- Location: Ireland
- Director: Erika Smasher (LOUD, maternal, sarcastic)
- Characters: Repressed King, ambitious princess, greedy knight.
- Actors: Ageing thesp, sex symbol, child star.

Author Comments (if any)

Inspired by Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Discuss this Entry

Read another Entry