ScreenPlay Playtest Report (Week 1)

ScreenPlay_Rehearsal_GoogleForms_banner_v1p2What a brilliant, crazy week it has been! Our first week of playtesting for ScreenPlay has now moved into the second week and the results have been helpful, insightful, encouraging, and so much more. There’s a risk in throwing out something unfinished to the void and hoping that most of it will stick to the wall. So far, it seems those of you who have decided to help us out have really latched onto it.

Here’s a brief bullet point update on what’s transpired over the past week.

  • Version 1.1 of the Rehearsal Edition is averaging 4.4 out of 5 on our surveys
  • A lot of terrific comments have been shared on the same surveys, as well as some constructive feedback. On Tuesday, October 26th, Version 1.2 of the Rehearsal Edition was updated to everyone who has downloaded the original PDF on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. The primary focus was a revised approach to Act Two: How To Play using a more traditional approach to mechanics presentation and character creation, along with some modifications to milestones and the additional of character hooks.
  • The current number of playtest points awarded sits at 11 as of the time of this writing, meaning we’re only 4 more points away from unlocking Nightfall, a modern day superhero story of multiple people acting as a single superhero/vigilante.
  • Page views to this site for October have tripled the previous highest month and the month isn’t even finished yet.
  • On the ScreenPlayers Guild G+ Community, we’re getting ready to start a play-by-post rendition of Ironbound, the dark fantasy treatment provided in Version 1.1 of the playtest. If you have yet to join the community, feel free to join in. It’s a great opportunity to see the game in progress and laying down the foundations for how Directors and Writers can set up their own take on a story.

Fifteen weeks remain and the wheels are turning faster than ever. Huge thanks goes out to everyone who has joined in the effort with more than just enthusiasm and has shown this tale is far from over. And remember to keep using the #ScreenPlayRPG hashtag to help get the word out and fill out those surveys to collect those playtest points. Now let’s close out this post with a trio of gracious comments from surveys completed this past week.

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ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition Launches

The cover for ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition, by Jeff Brown.
The cover for ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition, by Jeff Brown.

Let the games begin!

After two years of development and three months of writing, re-writing, and sweating, ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition [will be] available for free on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. Aside from putting the first draft of this unique, public playtest edition of our upcoming storytelling RPG, you can also learn everything about the game in our new and expanded ScreenPlay pages.

  • Discover ScreenPlay for the first time on our updated lead page and the Rehearsal Edition product page;
  • Get the basics on how the game works on the Learn To ScreenPlay page and see how the pieces fall into place before downloading your free copy;
  • Unlock the secret of this game’s unique rewards and how this playtest works like a Kickstarter campaign on our Playtest Points page;
  • Finally, explore the dark secrets of Ironbound, the first treatment for ScreenPlay where the Writers take on the role of these elite witch hunters tasked with protecting the kingdom of Alduire from all forms of magick and rituals.

The time is here, so starting click, start reading and start writing your next story with ScreenPlay.