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RPG Where You're Playing Yourself (Sort-of); GURPS in Background.

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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You will be playing yourself .  Your experiences, your skills, your knowledge.<Or you could re-invent yourself, acquiring new skills>

You wake up slowly, with a salty taste in your mouth, and the feeling of sand on your body. You are lying on a beach, and you think you may have been washed ashore, or maybe just moved around by the light surf, from the way you are feeling (beach sand skin burn, lightly bruised, etc). As you sit up and then stand, many inputs vie for your attention:

- The sun is warm on your skin and it is comfortable. Since you are waking up, and the sun is not straight above you, it might be morning. Or maybe it is late afternoon, and you fell asleep on the beach. What beach?

-You are naked. There are simple white cotton drawstring pants and pull-over shirt - both old fashioned – lying scattered on the beach next to you. You automatically pull them on. But where are your clothes?

- As you pull the clothes on, you realize your skin is not your own; you are now some different shade of light brown/yellow. It isn't Polynesian, Indonesian, Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or any other Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Indian subcontinent peoples or any color of skin you have ever seen before. In fact, this isn't your body; your vision is now much better than 20/20, you are very athletically muscular, and without aching joints, asthma,anemia, etc. You do seem to have a slight fever, though.

- There are other people lying on the beach with you. And they look similarly dressed (now), shaped, and have the same complexions.  They appear to be in their 20's, with athletic builds, all with black hair - the same shoulder length and style. But...everyone is a  double (sort of) for a film star! Is that Brad Pitt? Will Smith? Halle Berry? Keanu Reeves? Demi Moore?, Lawrence Fishburne? Keira Knightley! Ahnold? Maggie Q? Orlando Bloom? Etc. But all the same height, age, build, complexions and hair.

As you talk to one of them, you gradually notice their words don’t match their lip movements – but both of you are speaking English.

What are you going to do now?

I ran this once before first as an experiment to see how it would work, and then continued it as a campaign for more than three years. I would like to run it again with a new group of people to see what happens and where it goes. In the previous game, some players were themselves, and some reinvented themselves.

If interested, please contact me with your three favorite tv/film stars. (The question was one of many you answered on the  application you submitted for the easy-money medical study called a "Sensory Augmentation Study" held at Hopkins you and some friends at the Haven had signed up for.)

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  • Bruce B.

    I will be traveling over the xmas holiday, but should be available the weekend before the New Years.

    December 10, 2013

  • Steve

    I had a good time with Bruce and Christian, but missed you Scott!
    What does everyone's Schedule look like for this month <Hah hah!> or more realistically, next?

    December 1, 2013

  • Scott C.

    Steve, so very sorry I missed. Let me know when the next run is and I'll do my best to be there. Hey Bruce, welcome back. Good to see you at the tables again.

    November 11, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    Not 5 stars w/o Scott!

    November 10, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    Saturday, November 9th sounds great! Thanks Steve!

    November 3, 2013

  • Scott C.

    Let me know when.

    May 3, 2013

    • Steve about soon?

      November 2, 2013

  • Steve

    Am trying again, and have chosen a Saturday almost at random...

    November 2, 2013

  • Steve changed the date and time to Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    November 2, 2013

  • Steve

    So - a date, and a few more players...What say you?

    August 15, 2013

  • Bruce B.

    I recently got my social life back and Scott and Steve are fine gronards!

    August 8, 2013

  • Steve

    Looking for Role-players, not Roll-players. The game system (GURPS) will be in the background, and everyone starts off with the same character sheets, except for names. And you don't know your stats...

    June 29, 2013

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