2005-05-25 : Chris Moore - Game Chef Idea
My core idea is inspired by the French Revolution: how an ideal (justice,freedom) can be corrupted and twisted into something quite unlike what was originally intended.
The three ingredients I'm using are Invincible, Accuser,and Companion. I've made them into roles that the PLAYERS take on. They can bring a main character or characters into play within the bounds of these roles, which are originally distributed randomly.
Invincible: "YES!" You get to establish ideas/outcomes/etc. that are "invincible"; they cannot be counteracted by other player statements. These statements become the focus of the game session.
example: "The revolution will succeed!"
Accuser: "YES, BUT..." You get to throw conflicts/barriers/delays/twists at the invincible thing, without directly blocking it.
example: "Okay, the revolution succeeds, but the revolutionaries become as ugly and oppressive as the former aristocracy."
Companion: "YES, AND..." You get to add statements that support either side, without blocking anything previously established.
example: (supporting the Accuser) "Yes, many nobles are beheaded at the guillotine to the roaring applause of the crowd."
So, let's start.
1) The three players agree on a setting, and announce the characters they will play (they can conjure them up later, too). (I need lots more here...situation?)
2) Three scraps of paper, with the three roles written on them, are distributed randomly among the three players.
3) The order goes like this. Roll one six-sided die:
1-2 Invincible, Accuser, Companion
3-4 Companion, Invincible, Accuser
(can the companion ever go first?!)
5-6 Accuser, Companion, Invincible
We roll 2. So the Invincible gets to make one contribution to the scene, then the Accuser gets to, then the Companion gets to support the statements of either one (his/her choice.)
After that, scene ends? roll again, do another scene... I'm getting sketchy at this point.
thanks so much for looking at this...
The way to get situation is to make there be a reliable source of conflict. So: What do the characters do, and then, what keeps them from just doing it?
Is "the revolution will succeed... but the revolutionaries become as ugly and oppressive as the former aristocracy... many nobles are beheaded at the guillotine to the roaring applause of the crowd" the introduction to a scene or its resolution?
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