Written by Dave Cave, Jon Marcus, Eva Schiffer, and Adira Slattery
A game for 6 players and 1 facilitator that takes about 2 hours
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 AI driven 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 programmed orders to alter the scenes they play out.
This game is intended to be pre-cast and includes a questionnaire to help you do that. Players are expected to read character sheets and informational handouts (a total of about four and a half pages) before the game.
Content warnings: This game includes nihilism, depression, 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. The play within the game includes adultery, murder, and guns (no gun props will be present but players will pantomime shooting).
Rehearsal, Replay is intended for players 16 and older.
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.