Vote ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition for ENnies 2016 Best Free Game

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Voting is now open for this year’s ENnie awards and that means you can vote for ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition as 2016’s Best Free Game. Sure, there’s plenty of other great games in every other category and you could probably go ahead and vote in those categories too but everyone here at BRG is concerned with only one game in one category. #totalhonesty

If you haven’t done so yet, you can learn more about ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition on the official page and download your free copy of the game too.

Get Ready To Play: Release Dates For ScreenPlay and Ironbound

This past weekend, layout wrapped up for both the ScreenPlay core rulebook and the preview treatment/adventure, Ironbound, making it time to make our announcement official. So official they’re going up in big, BIG fonts.

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Ironbound goes on sale as a Pay-What-You-Want PDF release from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow on Monday, May 16th.

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The ScreenPlay core rulebook PDF goes on sale for $5 USD from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow on Monday, May 31st.

We’re also working on getting Print On Demand version of the ScreenPlay core rules ready for a projected launch in June 2016 and the wheels are in motion for the continuation of this new sage for BRG. Throughout the coming month, Broken Ruler Games and Mystical Throne Entertainment will begin the marketing campaign for both products and expect to see your copy of either or both PDFs later this month if you were a part of our Rehearsal Edition playtest.

To learn more about ScreenPlay and what you can expect, click here. Learn more about Ironbound and their fight against slingers of magick spells and invokers of summoning rituals here.

A Final Update & A Look To The Future

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As the public playtest for ScreenPlay winds to a close, the latest version of the Rehearsal Edition has been posted on our ScreenPlayers Guild G+ community. If this game has kept you up late at night or you’ve been itching to read through and give it a try with your group but don’t know if you’ll be able to do so before January 29th, join the community today. (Version 1.5 of the rules will NOT be provided through DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.)

Now work progresses on taking ScreenPlay to the next level and after careful consideration, we’re turning to the public once more to make its official launch bigger than ever. Yep, we’re crowdfunding it! (Either Kickstarter or Indiegogo are on the table and a final decision has not yet been made.) The response from playtesters has been fantastic and it feels right to try and give this game a fighting chance to rocket out of the gate with more than our original plans. Expectations are to launch the campaign in Spring of this year and we’re working on building up some stretch goals to make the offer even sweeter than ever. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), stay up to date right here on brokenrulergames.net or through the ScreenPlayers Guild.

Talkin’ ScreenPlay: An Update From The ScreenPlayers Guild Community

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It’s been a couple of weeks since anything for the ScreenPlay playtest has graced this page and it’s not because everything’s gone quiet. Far from the truth, the finishing touches are going into Version 1.4 of The Rehearsal Edition with hopes to release it by early next week to everyone who downloaded this free PDF from DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

600+ downloads later and we’ve collected a fantastic group of avid playtesters are not only giving this game a run for their money, they’re creating new stories, settings, and genres to play. Playtest surveys are still rolling in with two additional unlocked treatments putting it at over 100 pages. The shining crown of this playtesting is the activity going on in the ScreenPlayers Guild, our online G+ community. Here’s a sample of the most recent discussions and events.

  • Ironbound Play-By-Post: Already into its fourth scene, this rendition of ScreenPlay’s dark fantasy tale of witch hunters features Derya (the scout), Gareth (the blade), Drachen (the archanist), Philip (the shield bearer) and Lyonesse (their new commander). If you’re looking for an idea on what makes this game tick, be sure to check out the Ironbound PbP thread.
  • Necronomicon Stories: Based on an idea created by one of our playtesters, we’re experimenting with a Lovecraftian tale of monstrous terror… in the future! The ball has only begun to bounce on this upcoming story and with only two Writers currently signed up, there could be room for a couple more.
  • EscapeFromTheX_logo_CMYK_preview2Escape From The X: The third treatment recently unlocked from playtest surveys, this sci/fi-horror story takes place in Mystical Throne Entertainment’s Mercenary Breed. The short and sweet of it: mercenaries hired to deliver an alien prisoner to a secret installation find themselves desperately outnumbered when someone mysterious releases every inmate to wreck havoc and spill as much blood as possible. Look for it in Version 1.4 next week!
  • Optional Rules For Building Potentials: With many core mechanics locked down, some optional rules are being considered. Such as building your dice roll’s value based on the number of details you apply in a scene.
  • Kickstarting It Up A Notch: Finally, we’re also looking at Kickstarter to help elevate the finished version of this project. With playtest surveys averaging a score of 4.6 out of 5 and ideas bouncing around for a small product line built using ScreenPlay, all options are on the table right now.

This and more is taking place at the ScreenPlayers Guild. Join us and see what all the fuss is about before the cool kids see what we’re doing and want to make it a crowd.