Thursday, November 14, 2013

FAE: The Muppet Show - A New Season

FAE: The Muppet Show - A New Season

Draft 1.0 - April 29, 2013 - Blue Tyson

A comedy improv scenario.  One person plays Kermit and tries to wrangle the other players pseudo-GM style into putting together a show for the night, including thinking up a guest star for this new season of the show.

To make it snappy, rotate roles and enforce an actual showtime of around 20 actual minutes on each episode. With half a dozen players, a 2-3 hour game session with breaks of as many episodes as there are players, if a longer game is desired.

Much opportunity for social conflict, with the odd shooting out of a cannon or kung fu chop to be had.  Or literal dropping of the curtain on someone with the addition of an occasional monster stomping.

Who can inflict Wayne and Wanda, dancing haggis or Russell Crowe singing on people the longest?  Have a terrible opening number, a star vehicle, a couple of others and a star finale if you want a possible structure.  With between number craziness backstage in between.

Fate points should be gained for making people laugh, limelight hogging, terrible puns and outlandish acts.  And perhaps incredibly flamboyant failure.  Twenty minutes of cross-table invoke and compel chaos. Bonus for survived pig jokes.

Another fun wrinkle might be to put the characters into a hat and pick at random, with more in the hat than there are people to play them, to get a rotating cast.  Or guest MC even, if no-one picks Kermit.

Feel free to add more muppets into the hat, as you think of them, but these are the major talking players.

A suggested added problem.  If ANYONE rolls - - - - on 4dF, Crazy Eddie shows up and starts blowing things up at random.


Muppet Theatre

Mostly Menagerie Proof Building
Surviving from payment to payment
Hardworking, slow and long-suffering handyman Beau
Backstage madhouse
THE MUPPETS

Kermit

Muppet Wrangling MC
Matrimony Dodger

Ca +3
Cl +2
Fl +1
Fo +1
Qu +2
Sn +0


Miss Piggy

Limelight hogging woeful warbler
Karate chopper
Frog chaser
Nurse Piggy
First Mate Piggy

Ca +1
Cl +2
Fl +2
Fo +3
Qu +1
Sn +0


Fozzie

Chronic comedic failure
Patrolbear

Ca +1
Cl +0
Fl +3
Fo +2
Qu +2
Sn +1


Rowlf

Ivory Tinkler
Dr Bob

Ca +2
Cl +2
Fl +3
Fo +1
Qu +1
Sn +0


Gonzo

Geek act innovative failure
Chicken lover
Cowthing

Ca +0
Cl +1
Fl +3
Fo +2
Qu +2
Sn +1


Statler and Waldorf

Curmudgeonly critical commentators needing chairs,

Ca +1
Cl +2
Fl +3
Fo +2
Qu +0
Sn +1


Scooter

Hardworking assistant
Inappropriate skateboarder

Ca +3
Cl +2
Fl +1
Fo +0
Qu +2
Sn +1


Animal

Skin Artist
Extreme Sports Afficionado

Ca +0
Cl +1
Fl +2
Fo +3
Qu +2
Sn +1


Sam the Eagle

Moral decline chronicler

Ca +3
Cl +2
Fl +1
Fo +2
Qu +1
Sn +0


Dr Bunsen Honeydew

Optimistic mad scientist

Ca +0
Cl +3
Fl +2
Fo +2
Qu +1
Sn +1


Beaker

Whimpering guinea pig

Ca +3
Cl +2
Fl +2
Fo +1
Qu +0
Sn +1


Floyd Pepper

Drummer wrangler
Electric Mayhem Bassist

Ca +1
Cl +0
Fl +3
Fo +2
Qu +2
Sn +1


Janice

Electric Mayhem Lead Guitarist
Nurse Janice
Occasional Tambourine Basher

Ca +2
Cl +0
Fl +3
Fo +1
Qu +2
Sn +1


Rizzo

Rodent management

Ca +1
Cl +2
Fl +0
Fo +1
Qu +2
Sn +3



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