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The Play's The Thing

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The Play’s The Thing is a storytelling game about actors who want to rewrite the Shakespearean roles they’ve been given.

You and your friends tell the story of an acting troupe that is scheduled to perform a new play, but has a lot of disagreements about how that play should go. While the Playwright might present you with a classic Shakespearean folio, you’ll use your imagination and wit to craft new events and excitement in old stories.

Imagine:

If Ophelia never drowned…and killed Claudius herself.

If Romeo never met Juliet…but fell in love with Mercutio.

If Othello figured out that Iago was to blame…or secretly plotted to kill him first.

In The Play’s The Thing, one player takes on the role of the Playwright, the writer and director of the Play, and the rest of you portray Actors (Hams, Leads, Villains, and Ingenues) who are cast in roles. As you work your way through the Acts of the Play, you’ll suggest changes that the Playwright has to incorporate into the work, making The Bard’s stories even better.

 
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Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
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July 4th, 2012
Originally posted at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2012/07/04/tabletop-review-the-plays-the-thing/ This game, as you might have guessed, is about putting on a play. One person is the Playwright (the GM), and everyone else is going to play one or more [...]
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March 30th, 2012
I am training to be a secondary school teacher in Australia (years 7 to 12). I also grew up loving RPGs. This great product brings English literature and RPGs together. The author's website has a link to some modest teaching resource to stimulate the [...]
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March 19th, 2012
This is a really well-designed game with a lot of thought put into it. The base stories are interesting and engaging, but it also seems like it will allow storytellers and players to take them in a million different, interesting directions. I'm not even [...]
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124
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978-0-9848293-0-9
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MPG01
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