Muse: A Storytelling Game

Muse is a storytelling game where players collaborate and compete with each other to tell an enjoyable story. Before starting, players will brainstorm a Story Sheet upon which the story will be based. Players will generate Questions that will be answered as the story unfolds. Next, players will take turns narrating the story, with play passing from one player to the next in clockwise order. No-one knows in advance how the Questions will be answered, so the story's twists and turns are an exciting mystery to everyone. The game ends when the story's Crisis Question is answered in a final Showdown. The winners get to tell the story's Epilogue.

Author(s): 
Game Type: 
Collaborative Story
Crunch: 
2 - Focus/Imagination
Players: 
2-6
GM?: 
No
Free?: 
Yes
Excerpt: 

Muse lets you tell any kind of story, across all of time, space, fiction and non-fiction. If you like stories, and you like hanging out with friends, then you'll probably like Muse.
1. Muse is pick-up and go
2. Muse plays quickly
3. Muse has no idle time
4. Game Master (GM) or referee role is shared
5. Player Characters (PCs) and Non-Player Characters (NPCs) are shared
3. The central focus of the game is not to play a role, but instead to tell an interesting story.

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