To Role Play, or Not To Role Play. That is the Question

March 17, 2012 by dracs

Was surfing the web today when this new role playing from Magpie Games caught my attention. In this game all the world’s a stage… and you write the script.

Magpie Games - The Play's The Thing

Yup, its a story driven rpg, not merely based around the world of Shakespeare’s plays, but about putting on and re-working/butchering the playwrights greatest works.

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. – Drive Thru RPG

I wish this had been around back when I was studying The Taming of the Shrew, could have finally got Katherina to punch Petruchio in his smug face.

What do you think guys? What bits of Shakespeare’s plays do you think you would change?