My friends and I love TV shows and could probably come up with better shows than the ones actually on TV.  We can’t actually pitch to studios, so we made this card game instead.
We're currently play testing the game with focus groups and in talks with a few game manufacturers.
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A GAME FOR TV LOVERS AND HATERS ALIKE

Live Studio Audience is a game in the league of SuperFight, Cards Against Humanity, and JackBox Games.

In Live Studio Audience, everyone comes up with their own TV show right on the spot. Make your friends laugh, cry, or gasp with completely original pitches. No two shows are ever the same.

Players get to express their creativity by improvising wild story lines all while making each other laugh. The trope and plot points guarantee a strange show while the network notes add unpredictable twists.

Here’s how it goes:

Each round, all players will draw random cards from 3 decks: Troupes, Plot Points, and Network Notes. With these, they then have to create a completely original show and must incorporate the cards they have drawn. Each round, players vote for their favorite episode by awarding Emmys. At the end of the game, whoever has the most Emmys wins!

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Just like how everyone likes a different kind of show, we made 3 different ways to play.

PITCH MEETING:

For Pitch Meeting, each round everyone is pitching a new TV show. One player acts as the judge while the other players draw 2 plot points and 3 tropes. Players then discard their least favorite plot point and trope. Going around the table, each player must draw a Network Note and then use their cards to pitch a title, cast, and show plot. The judge awards the Emmy to their favorite show, the winner of the Emmy then becomes the judge next round.

 

The first person with 3 Emmys wins!

WRITERS ROOM:

Writer’s Room play is similar to Showrunner play except once, a favorite show pitch is chosen in the first round, everyone is pitching on that same show the whole game. Each round everyone will draw troupe and plot points cards and will then have to pitch what the next episode will be about. After each round, everyone votes on their favorite episode and that will be the next episode of their communal fake TV series.

At the end of 5 rounds, whoever has the most Emmys wins!

 

SHOWRUNNER:

In Showrunner play, everyone creates their own TV show based on what they draw from the Tropes and Plot Point deck. The first round involves everyone pitching a title, a main character, and their main plot. At the end of that round, everyone will give an Emmy to the show they found most entertaining.

In the second round, players will draw new tropes and plot points to incorporate into their already existing show. They will also draw Network notes to incorporate into their pitch. Each round, everyone continues the development of their show and everyone will vote on their favorite pitch of that round.

At the end of 5 rounds, whoever has the most Emmys wins!