Saturday, February 23, 2013

First Revisions of 2013 edition

Tinseltown: The Board Game (TM)
Copyright (2013) Matt Jarrells

rules revised: 2/23/2013

Players: 2 - 6

Welcome to Tinseltown, the entertainment industry board game!
As an up-and-coming star of the silver screen, you compete against your friends to become a legend. In the time it takes to watch your favorite film, your family can play this epic game, filled with drama and laughs. So grab some popcorn and let's head to Tinseltown!

Each player is an Actor striving for film immortality. As an Actor, there are 3 primary traits that determine your qualifications for scoring an acting Role.

Presence: This is your recognizability and your capacity to hold attention.

Credibility: This is the perception of your talent and personality. Only Credibility may be a negative score.

Chops: This is your actual talent for acting.

Based on the Roles you complete, these points are kept in a Tally on your scorecard. When Tally of either trait reaches the set goal [ex. 50 points], player wins.

Game Pieces: Each player gets one avatar Game Piece

The Calendar
The Calendar has one space for each month of the year. A Calendar timepiece is moved along the Calendar to track game time.

The Schedule
Game pieces are placed in and move around The Schedule. The Schedule has one space for each month of the calendar year. All players begin the game with their game piece in January of the first year.

Players are dealt 5 Role Cards to their hand to start the game. Role Cards have a set number of months it will take a player to book and complete the role, indicated by the Release Date number beside the Time Piece.

As a player schedules a Role Card, his or her game piece is advanced in the Schedule. The Role Card's Release Date sets the Schedule in motion; a 6 month job scheduled in January has its Release Date in July.

When every player has completed their turn, the Calendar piece is moved to the next month. If a player can not schedule a role, he loses a turn.

There are three kinds of game cards that determine how the game unfolds.

Role Cards
Actors may choose to undertake many different Roles; through the successful completion of a Role, the Actor tallies Presence, Credibility and Chops points.

There are two types of Role Cards:
Starred Roles and Projects

Starred Roles are rated 1 to 5 Stars. Starred Roles appear on TV [Network or Cable] or Film [Independent, Documentary, Grindhouse, Short, or Studio].

There are numerous genres of Starred Roles, including Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Suspense and Thriller.

Projects have no rating. They are Commercial, Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Voice roles.

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