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Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

Last post 07-10-2012 12:45 PM by ProfessorShyguy. 15 replies.
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  • 02-25-2012 9:48 AM

    • jptheiler
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    Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    My professional improv troupe (who are mostly HUGE gaming fans) is considering running a couple of entertainment events this year and I wanted to gauge your interest.  Here is some background on the event:

    Title:

    Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    Concept:

    A 1-1.5 hour fast-paced, stage-based entertainment show featuring theatrical improvisation, fun character interludes and lots of audience participation  anchored by a fantasy adventure undertaken by three D&D characters and a very interesting DM.   These characters will have a quest which will be shaped by the audience.  The characters themselves will be "endowed" by the audience (YOU will define them...timid hobbit fighter, confused dwarven MU, etc..) then acted out throughout the show.  There will be cameos by the D&D Monster Man (Youtube), the Zombie News Crew (Gen Con 2011 zombie walk youtube videos).

    Audience volunteers will offer sound effects, lines that the characters will blindly speak at times throughout the "adventure" and improvise encountered enemies (ever wanna act out a goblin?).

    Again the show would be on a stage done by professional improvisers, so there'd be microphones, lights, etc. with you in the audience (sort of think a combination between the Killer Breakfast and Who's Line is it Anyways and you'll be in the ballpark).

    Is this something you'd attend?  If you would, what do you think is a reasonable ticket price for something like this?  If there's a lot of interest we might even consider 2 seperate shows.  Lemme hear from you!

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  • 02-25-2012 11:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    This sounds like something I would attend. I really enjoy improv comedy in all forms. I think a reasonable price would be $2 since it is a one hour show thats new and most people usually base price on time.
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  • 02-25-2012 11:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    I would agree with rtb... but it might also count as a seminar, which typically has not cost. There are no external costs involved, so no reasoning for anything over the standard price of $2 per 2 hour block. There is feedback from the crowd, but they aren't directly 'involved' like a traditional RPG, or even like Killer Breakfast. I could see it being entertaining, but I would recommend a longer duration.
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  • 02-27-2012 8:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    I adore improv comedy, I would totally be there :D.

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  • 02-27-2012 9:52 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    I have roleplayed a goblin in a LARP before. They are a lot of fun to RP out, even if they get annoying to other players and PCs after 5 minutes. :)
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  • 03-14-2012 7:38 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    I'd go! Sounds fun!
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  • 03-15-2012 7:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

     Sounds like fun to me!

  • 03-18-2012 3:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    I'd be interested in gamer-related improv, as long as your troupe knows what it's doing. Nothing worse than unfunny, oblivious geeks. But this has potential for greatness. Keep it low cost and maybe you will gather a following.
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  • 03-23-2012 6:53 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    This sounds super cool, any idea if you will be running the events and when?

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  • 03-25-2012 2:50 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    Yes indeed I registered 2 events!  Pending the registration process, we'll be hosting Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 PM to give people options!
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    Special abilities: Summon coffee. Immunity to sitting at desks for long periods of time. Resistance to bulls#!@. Charm grocery store clerks. Dual wielding: cell phone and gasoline pump dispencer (75%)
  • 03-26-2012 3:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    jptheiler:
    Yes indeed I registered 2 events!  Pending the registration process, we'll be hosting Friday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 PM to give people options!

    Awesome Smile We'll try and get into one of these if possible

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  • 03-28-2012 1:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    Absolutely agree kysp.  It's true I msyelf am an oblivious geek, but funny.  I'm in no way promoting our troupe, but to put you at ease that we're OK, you can visit www.monkeybusinessinstitute.com.  The IRPMUS is a custom format show we're developing just for Gen Con :)
    Roleplaying a slightly overweight, middle-aged human male.

    Stats: STR: 8, DEX: 8, CON:10, INT: 11, WIS: 12.
    Special abilities: Summon coffee. Immunity to sitting at desks for long periods of time. Resistance to bulls#!@. Charm grocery store clerks. Dual wielding: cell phone and gasoline pump dispencer (75%)
  • 03-30-2012 11:26 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    Sounds like a lot of fun. My girlfriend and I love attending the entertainment events. It's always nice to have a few breaks in the gaming matathon.
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  • 03-30-2012 7:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

     Who's Turn is it Anyways?

     Sounds fun.

  • 07-08-2012 12:23 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

    It's YOUR turn ;)
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    Stats: STR: 8, DEX: 8, CON:10, INT: 11, WIS: 12.
    Special abilities: Summon coffee. Immunity to sitting at desks for long periods of time. Resistance to bulls#!@. Charm grocery store clerks. Dual wielding: cell phone and gasoline pump dispencer (75%)
  • 07-10-2012 12:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Gauging Interest - Improvised Role-Playing Mash Up Show (IRPMUS)

     I'd totally be down for attending this.  I'd pay at least $2 for some fun entertainment.  Remember, they're improv actors as the main thing, who are also gamers.  Not just some gamers trying to improv.  

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