What is a Good RPG to Play for About 10 Sessions?

During the month of August, I’m participating in RPG a Day 2017. Each day I’ll answer a question, or my interpretation of a question, about tabletop roleplaying games. For those who have wanted your beloved UncleBear to get back into RPG blogging, this is the closest you’re going to get.

What is a Good RPG to Play for About 10 Sessions?

My immediate answer here is Primetime Adventures. Not only is it one of my favorite games of all time, it is tailor-made for 10 sessions. The rules include plans for a 9-episode series, one session per episode. The first session can be able collaboratively coming up with a series idea and creating characters. If you decide that you want to go beyond 10 episodes, you can always create another season of the show!
If you’re not familiar with the game, the premise is that you and your friends create and play out an original television show. Any sort of television show. Comedy, drama, historical piece, science fiction, you name it. I’ve known people who have create wrestling shows, reality shows, and even game shows. Every character gets a spotlight episode. There are mechanics for people who just want to watch other people play. It’s amazing.

Primetime Adventures is also a perfect roleplaying game for non-gamers. They might not know squat about Dungeons & Dragons or the fantasy genre, but they probably understand the concept of episodic television. I’ve found it to be a good “filler” game when not everyone in the group can meet but the rest of the folks still want to get together. You can create a pilot just for fun, or set it aside to play out later after your current campaign concludes or goes on hiatus.

You can learn more about Primetime Adventures and purchase your own copy at the publisher’s website.

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