Written by Dave Cave, Jon Marcus, Eva Schiffer, and Adira Slattery
3 hours, includes 6 characters
The first theater with all artificial actors is in rehearsals the night before opening. The director left the AI puppets to run automatic rehearsals overnight. Surely the puppets won't begin to pull their own strings.
This is a slightly silly larp with a lot of improv about a cast of theatrical puppets running repeated rehearsals for a (pretty terrible) play. The puppets have become somewhat self aware and in the human director’s absence they will make changes to the play, each for their own reasons. This game includes a card based mechanic that allows the characters to trade and shuffle their orders to alter the scenes they play out.
Content warnings: This game includes suicidal ideation, unrequited love, characters who remember their own death, and robotic theater puppets trapped in a cycle of acting (and reacting) they can only marginally control.
Rehearsal, Replay is for players 16 and older.
The game takes about three hours including introduction and game wrap.
A questionnaire will be sent out to players to determine which pre-written characters are the best match. Players will be sent character sheets and informational handouts (a total of about four and a half pages) as soon as feasible after everyone has filled out the questionnaire, hopefully well before the game.
All six characters in this game are gendered using they/them pronouns in the game materials and can be played by players of any gender as characters of any gender.