Either you lay back while others twist the truth, or do something about it.
Not so long ago the link between world-wide events and the people was provided by newspapers. Now, you are one of them.
Each player ‘plays’ a newspaper, and writes articles over news-items. The items are given as challenges, where each player may give their version of the story. The facts of the previous moves stand. Their interpretation, well…
The setting is contemporary and realistic, yet purely fictional. No Prumt vs. Tonclin, but presidential candidates and elections will most likely be there. No actual magic or aliens as well, though “Yoga Master wins Nobel Prize for Curing Cancer” or “Aliens Abduct President” might be read. If everyone agrees than it must be true.
The idea is to capture the tone of your favourite (or least favourite) newspaper, and think ‘what could they have said?’. Go ‘light’ on the heavy topics, and ‘hard’ on the lighter topics; expect fierce debates about how long it takes for the firebrigade to get that cat out of the tree. Genuine political or ethical debates do not belong here, bold letters and bolder statements do.
What do you say about lying economists, washed-up submarines, nation-scale catastrophes, and exceptionally dumb remarks by politicians? Are you a patriotic propaganda machine, the Voice of the People, lifestyle & human interest or the simple truth over breakfast with a page-3 girl? Are you a New York Times, a Daily Mirror, a National Inquirer or a Pravda?
This game is a copy of https://storium.com/game/the-truth/act-1/scene-1, but this time with a single narrator, and three scenes only.
Aimed as beginner game or beginner-friendly, but others are free to join as well.
(image from bgfons.com)
Hosted and narrated by:
Scenes played: 3
License: Host License