Play characters in a Wes Anderson Movie. Character Creation: Determine a Wes Anderson actor, an archetype, and two Quirks. 2d6 Actor Archetype Quirk 2 Murray Servant Spontaneous 3 Paltrow Lawyer Heartbroken 4 Wilson Educator Outsider 5 Blanchett Thug Genius 6 Schwartzman Explorer Scamp 7 Brody Spiritualist Sporty 8 Portman Prodigy Helpful 9 Goldblum Musician Dumb Luck 10 Willis Hipster Grumpy 11 Norton Service Demanding 12 Swinton Cop Manic Player Roles: Narrator: The referee tells the story and determines outcomes. Actors: The other players. How to Play: 1. Create Characters and figure out how they know each other. 2. The Narrator sets up Part One, describing the setting and action and then giving each character a scene where they are the focus. The players and narrator tell a three-part story. Each character has one scene per Part. Scenes take 5-10 minutes. 3. In Part Two players describe the events of their scene, but the narrator guides the story, adding complications and determining outcomes. If in doubt use a challenge of some kind (roll highest on 1d6, rock/paper/scissors). Describe and move the story logically. 4. In Part Three the narrator describes what happens to each character. Players can demand challenges.
I’ve run a more expanded version of this game, but it was therapeutic to simplify the process.