Stepping It Up To Version 1.3

ScreenPlay_Rehearsal_GoogleForms_banner_v1p3With almost 20 pages of new and updated rules, options, and a brand new treatment, Version 1.3 of ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition is now available for download on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. If you’ve already clicked on this free (that’s right, FREE!) playtest edition of the upcoming storytelling RPG, check your message to see what our awesome playtesters have helped up improve and expand upon. And if you’ve never heard of this ScreenPlay thing, you’ll want to click on this fancy blue text to read all about the game reviews and playtest surveys have awarded an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

You say you want bullet points of all the new goodies available in ScreenPlay? Well, why didn’t you say so?

  • New rules for adding motivations and hindrances to your characters. Adding motivations not only provides roleplaying incentives for your lead and supporting characters but also provides opportunity to earn more milestones (think of them as XP points) and hindrances are personality flaws and obstacles your characters must overcome during the course of the story… plus they’re opportunities the Director can use against your characters to make a scene more challenging.
  • Creating advantages for your allies with step bonuses, maintain a description’s effects over multiple turns, and prepare/concentrate on a description to gain step bonuses.
  • Refined rules and explanations on conflict rolls and complications making them easier than ever to understand and apply.
  • Expanded and clarified rules for resources
  • A revised 2-page character sheet with room for additional in-game tables, notes for character roles, initiatives, even your own sketch of the character.
  • New rules and guidelines for using super powers, perfect for the freshly unlocked treatment called Nightfall, a superhero tale exploring the concept of multiple people taking on the role of a single masked vigilante.


The work is not done yet and the door is always open for more playtesters to join in the quest to make ScreenPlay better every day. Earn playtest points for free copies of the game, maybe even a print copy of the upcoming Director’s Cut of the game. Join the ScreenPlayer’s Guild community and enter in-depth conversations on various aspects of the mechanics or join in a play-by-post game. Help us make the game you want to play and create the stories you’ve always wanted to tell.

Catch A Sneak Peak of ScreenPlay at the Capital Gaming Expo

CGX-weblogo1Think of this as an advanced screening of a little game we call ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition taking place October 3rd from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the newly renovated Capital Gaming Expo. Not only will this be an opportunity for anyone in the Ottawa area to try out this storytelling RPG of true democratic storytelling (the only kind of storytelling, am I right?), but it will also be the premiere of the first treatment (AKA adventure) for ScreenPlay entitled “Ironbound: The Curse of the Scarab Witch.” Details from the CGE site below.

For over a century, the Ironbound has sworn allegiance to punish all those who would practice the dark craft of magick, be they summoner, conjurer, or anything in between. Every member of this esteemed order have taken the vow to study all there is to know of their opponents while never applying theory to practice, utilizing the forbidden knowledge of spells and rituals to bring about their defeat and pass judgement for the security of the Kingdom. Will you answer the call of the Ironbound?

This will be the premiere playtest launch for a new story RPG system scheduled for release in 2016 by Broken Ruler Games and we’re looking for imaginative players to take on the role of Writers working with the Director to help craft the story of a single squadron dispatched to rescue a lost child abducted by the Scarab Witch. What makes this game unique is that you will not simply react to the predetermined events, you will actively shape the world and tell the story together using the ScreenPlay system. In addition to having a great time, you’ll also receive alpha-level playtester credit and a PDF copy of the finished product upon this game’s release slated for sometime in 2016.

As a special incentive, here are JPEG previews of the character notes and roles you’ll be using when you sign up to play. And if you’re unable to join due to geography, you can still look at them and get ready to try it out for yourself when the Rehearsal Edition drops October 20th.


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