The decade: the 1950s. The place: Hollywood, California. The years following the conclusion of the Second World War have brought about a new golden age of American cinema. Hollywood hosts dozens of top notch film studios, each one churning out classics and masterpieces at a seemingly impossible pace.
This is not the story of one of those studios. This is the story of American Entertainment.
In the first half of the decade, American Entertainment seemed like they were on track to rival any studio in Hollywood. The Green Tide, widely considered the studio’s best release, earned three Oscars and widespread acclaim. It was a masterpiece. American Entertainment raked in unexpectedly huge profits, and the struggling studio was finally back on sound financial footing.
Sadly, the next few years presented more trying times for the studio. Their next few major features failed to gain the same sort of acclaim as The Green Tide, and the profits began to dwindle.
Some said the studio was a victim of its own success, having tried to do too much too soon. Others said they had lost their vision, lacking the same creative spark after parting ways with The Green Tide‘s controversial and eccentric director. Others blamed this reversal of fortunes on the pervasive controversial themes in the studio’s work, always skirting the line of acceptability and risking drawing the ire of Congress.
Whatever the reasons why, American Entertainment was once again teetering on the edge. They needed a hit. Would lightning strike twice? Could they produce another film for the ages? Or would they be proven a one hit wonder, unable to replicate the successes of the past? Only time would tell.
This is a sequel to Lights, Camera, Action, a story from last year. Here is a link for easy reference:
This game will contain a mix of returning characters from the previous story and some new faces. For those creating new characters, you are welcome to write custom strength, weakness, and subplot cards.
Strict historical accuracy is not required. Feel free to play a character of any gender or race in any role.
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Scenes played: 8
License: Community License