Everyone Has A Story To Tell
Locked somewhere deep down inside, it waits until the right moment to be told. Whether you’re gathering around a table with friends, reading a book, or watching your favourite movie, we thrive on discovering the next great story. Stories of morality, growth, depravity, redemption, love and action. Stories told visually in film, television, video games, comic books and more where the action plays as much a role as character and plot (if not more). We are a society raised on explosions, fierce debates, car chases, courtroom drama, fistfights, horrific bloodshed, gritty interrogations and duels provided in the comfort of our own homes. From here, many aspire to become the next generation of storytellers. For those who dare to dream out loud, this game is for you.
ScreenPlay is a tabletop roleplaying game where imagination and co-operation allow everyone a chance to bring their ultimate stories to life. Designed to emulate the screenwriting experience, this game allows players to take on the challenge as one of a team of Writers working under the guidance of a Director keeping the script engaging and exciting. Built on a premise of simple rules and rapid-fire play, this game will allow you to try out new plots, characters and stunts you’ve always dreamed about but never had the chance to share with others. Use one of our upcoming published treatments or start your own. You can even use ScreenPlay to present a remake of your favourite story or correct one you wish has been better with a new cast and the “proper” vision.
Your Story In The Making
After two years in development and playtesting, ScreenPlay is getting ready to launch. But what it is exactly? Our playtesters put it best: a co-operative narrative roleplaying game. If you know and love roleplaying games and story games, ScreenPlay is a combination of the two used to create the exploits of lead characters in an imaginary world of everyone’s creation. Therein lies the key: everyone helps create the stories told in ScreenPlay. Whether they be epic action-packed tales of intrigue in pre-WWII Europe or on board an intergalactic spaceship or the enthralling mysteries of a bunch of crazy kids solving mysteries from coast to coast, it’s all up for grabs.
ScreenPlay provides everyone (as Writers or the Director) opportunity to help craft an original screenplay (or teleplay, if you’re looking to create an ongoing series) with all players taking turns to build and develop the story using descriptions, outcomes, triggers, potentials, complication rolls, and more. You could even re-tell a better version of a bad movie, reboot your favourite comic book superhero team, or translate a classic book to a limited run engagement in your imagination. The mechanics do not tell you how to create the story, they provide everyone with the tools to create challenging stories where everything introduced from a previous description has a part to play in the next round.
“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 (July 28, 2016)
“Screenplay works both for action heavy games and quieter investigative ones. I’ve used it to run a one-shot based on Korean action movies and I’ve participated in a 1940s style horror game set in a museum which evolved into a very quiet character study and investigation. In both these games, Screenplay succeeded in replicating the action with a few minor hiccoughs. 4.75 high plains samurais out of 5″ – Fraser Ronald, Sword’s Edge Publishing (July 26, 2016)
How Does It Work?
If you mean, “How do the mechanics work?” then you’ll want to check out the Learn To ScreenPlay page for a summary of the rules along with some additional posts on the game’s unique features.
On Sale Now
Designer: Todd Crapper
Page Count: 92
Features: Complete rules for telling original stories & character creation, hyperlinks, table of contents, bookmarks, printable character & scene notes
Available in Softcover:
Available in PDF:
Help yourself to any of these bonus PDFs designed to assist your storytelling experience.
Form Fillable Character Notes & Scene Notes
Perfect for playing online or if you happen to have terrible handwriting, these form fillable character and scene notes keep your story neat and tidy.
Read More About ScreenPlay Here!
Learn more about this upcoming storytelling RPG by clicking on the individual posts below or simply check out everything we have in our ScreenPlay category.