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Weekly One-Shots: Primetime Adventures [Thu]

This week we're playing Primetime Adventures, an indie RPG that lets us be the producers, showrunners, actors, and writers of our own TV show.

Second game options: Primetime Adventures, Protocol, Fiasco

Soft start at 6:30pm, and we'll definitely have the game(s) underway by 7pm.

We're playing at the Indooroopilly library meeting room. I recommend parking on level 4 (pink), because it can be hard getting to your car at 10pm if it's on other levels (they close of exits/elevators etc at night).

About Primetime Adventures

"Ever wonder what would have happened if you were in charge of a TV show you watch?

Would those two have gotten together after all?
Would he have finally reconciled with his mother?
Would there have been fewer vampires? More wicked professors?

With Primetime Adventures, that’s all up to you!

Create a cast of characters, figure out what makes them tick, and put them in dramatic situations.

Things won’t always go the way you want. Will the characters prove their loyalty? Will they stay out of trouble? Will they remain friends? Play cards to find out what happens when things on your show get complicated." -Dog-Eared Designs

• scene-framing game

• Playing cards instead of dice

• Review: RPG.net

• Actual Play: video

• As seen in Wil Weaton's "Not the Flog!"

About Weekly One-shots 

Weekly One-shots is an opportunity for casual tabletop roleplaying, ideal for those who are into indie, story-based gaming, can't commit to long TRPG campaigns, or are too busy on weekends to game. We'll be playing a different game each week (more or less).

It's casual, so if you see a game come up that looks like it's up your alley, and the meetup suits your schedule, come along!

Also, if you want to request a game, or volunteer to run a game, please do so!

Games played so far: Fiasco, Don't Rest Your Head, Dread, Everyone is John, 3:16 Carnage Among the Stars, Night's Black Agents, Shinobigami, Archipelago, 13th Age, Remember Tomorrow, Trail of Cthulhu, Poison'd, the Pool, the Forgotten, Lasers & Feelings, Protocol Game Series, Itras By, Polaris, Call of Cthulhu, Microscope, In a Wicked Age, Old Friends, Lady Blackbird, Apocalypse World, Durance, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week

About one-shot tabletop roleplaying in general

• the whole game begins and ends in one session

• no need to commit to attending every week: just pick the games that appeal to you, or the dates that suit your schedule

• many one-shot systems are GM-less

• emphasis on storytelling and improvised acting, rather than dice-rolling, resource allocation, and probability-based strategy

• opportunity to sample lots of different gaming systems, genres, and gaming worlds

*some one-shots may spill over into 2- or 3-session mini-campaigns.

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