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Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« on: November 29, 2014, 12:41:54 PM »


Hello everyone, I am looking to find either a current game that is a reality style basis or maybe creating my own.

I have not had the greatest of luck being a GM for group games but I would be interested in trying one if someone maybe wants to Co-GM.

If I were to create a Reality Show game here are the things that I would want to maybe incorporate but feel free to throw in ideas.

I am thinking it would go by season, so a certain amount of characters per season would have to live in a house together. I am thinking we could possibly do an elimination thing if people want a bit of suspense. Maybe every month is a challenge that they have to work through to keep it interesting. I'm not really sure, just some ideas so let me know what you guys think.

1/1/15 UPDATE::. Okay, after some thought and New Years Inspiration I have came up with a general idea for the show. Please read below.

Character Needs

Four Males and Five Females


Love Shack

So you want to be a famous Reality Television Star huh? Well guess it's your lucky day because you have been selection to take one of the twelve spots in a hot new reality show! Love Shack throws twelve complete strangers all from different relationship standpoints and forces them to live in a house. The contestants, homes and location will be revealed as each new season starts. So, do you think you can handle being on television with a bunch of strangers?

Oh, and just to make it a bit more interesting there is a challenge and a hefty prize. One of the contestants are not what they seem. They'll blend in, woo you but in the end, they have one goal... to win. If the Red Herring goes unnoticed till the end of the season, he or she will win $100,000. However, if the other contestants find the Red Herring out... they will $50,000 per contestant.


What's Missing?

Here are a few things that still need to be ironed out before 'officially' starting.

How long is a season? I have been trying to decide on how long a season should be... a few months... a year... real time of course.

Events? Should we have events to bring everyone back in, if so what kind.

In Character Time vs Real Life Time Pretty clear, what is a good posting time frame to keep everything moving smooth but not to fast or to drug out?



Brainstorming Points


I will list here the brainstorming points that go on pre-game. Any plotting for in-game after the game has begun go into the OOC. I will put a spoiler tag below with the original poster, page number and date and inside will be highlights from their post or ideas.


Capone | Page One | 1/7/15
However, in order to keep things livened up, have the network pay for outings and events where the contestants are given mandatory pairings. Send them to a massage class where the playboy is paired up with a woman that doesn't like being touched intimately. Or give the ladies an allowance to go on a shopping mall trip where each guy has to follow the girl around. Imagine the clueless guy saying "I dunno, it gives you a bit of a muffin-top look" to the vain tease that gets high on guys looking-but-not-touching?

Think something along the lines of The Real World, where the intent is to incite drama through clashing personalities. This will provide fuel for the Red Herring in a manner that allows them to manipulate everyone's emotions, creating even more chaos, all while trying to keep people from realizing that they are the Loki element.

Try and implement some of these concepts to the design of the house, too. Perhaps the walls between bedrooms are thin enough that you'll always hear when someone is getting it on. Have the gratuitous hot tub outside. Perhaps have a lounge equipped with a bar and, in the room center, a stripper pole and small stage. (Post write-up edit: ah! An S&M dungeon in the basement! That will surely go over well! :D )

Lastly, figure out what sort of network the show would play on. After all, part of the expectation is that these characters will be engaging in carnal activities, correct? Will the show then be aired on a pornography channel? Or perhaps will it be streamed completely online? Will all of the cameras be hidden and placed throughout the house, or will there be a film crew within the house as well (as there obviously will need to be one for when they go on outings)?

The only other thought I have is that, perhaps each contestant should get some sum of cash for being on the show anyway. This way the more introverted personalities have greater incentive than the potential prize at the end



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« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 03:58:39 PM by AliceInLace »

Offline karlaprox

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 11:50:44 PM »
I think I'd be interested; do the participants need to have some particular characteristics? Is it gonna be some thematic reality show, or just some show like "Big Brother"?

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Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 02:08:45 AM »
Super interested.  The last one I joined like this did not work out.

I think it needs to have a theme... odd singles looking for dates, professionals with no time to date, people wanting to marry right away, a hookup house, people just out of long relationships...

something like that...

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 04:17:08 AM »
I think a theme is in order, what if it was a house of people from all sorts of relationship oddities... someone freshly broken hearted... the serial dater... the Work > Love, the romantic, the dom... ect?

Offline karlaprox

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 05:56:52 PM »
Hey AliceInLace, are we still gonna play this idea? I'm just asking cause I felt very interested...

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Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 04:17:32 PM »
I'm still down...

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 08:23:46 PM »
I would indeed still like to :) I can go ahead and get it started up like tomorrow :)

Offline fezesarecool

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 07:32:31 AM »
Showing my interest here!

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2014, 08:11:52 AM »
I am working on putting it together now, just ironing out some details. So far this is what I'm thinking...

We'll have it in seasons, but not sure how long each season should run.

I am thinking there will be twelve 'contestants' in the house, all from various relationship styles [the Playboy/girl, the shy lover, the sex kitten, dom/sub... ect] of all different sexualities.

Haven't decided yet if there should be a weekly test or event of some sort... or an elimination. That is still up for some debate.


Offline karlaprox

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2014, 06:09:08 PM »
Can't wait!! :D

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Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2014, 10:21:09 PM »
Sounds great.  I am looking at this one for sure.  I love ideas like this.

Offline fezesarecool

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 09:16:20 AM »
Is this still going to happen?

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Reality Show Interest/Idea?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 07:17:20 AM »
Yes, Sorry. Holidays tore me away so I haven't been able to get it up. I will make the OOC and character creation threads today then move on from there

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2015, 01:04:13 PM »
Updated and added an OOC thread. Will be working on the CC thread next.

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2015, 02:16:28 PM »
We have one male and One female!


:)

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2015, 09:48:55 AM »
So now that I'm awaiting final approval on my character sheet, I wound up giving this game some thought while I was in the shower this morning. If I'm reading the original post correctly, the idea of eliminations is gone, yes? It's all about the Red Herring and finding them out.

In which case, I think the potential for drama between the contestants should be emphasized, as logically that would be the Red Herring's end goal. To stir up drama between the contestants. For example, what if you had two female characters that identify as feminists, but one is sex-positive while the other is sex-negative? Or the prude develops a crush on the sexually free, and then has to deal with their crush sleeping around with other people. Right there is potential for drama.

However, in order to keep things livened up, have the network pay for outings and events where the contestants are given mandatory pairings. Send them to a massage class where the playboy is paired up with a woman that doesn't like being touched intimately. Or give the ladies an allowance to go on a shopping mall trip where each guy has to follow the girl around. Imagine the clueless guy saying "I dunno, it gives you a bit of a muffin-top look" to the vain tease that gets high on guys looking-but-not-touching?

Think something along the lines of The Real World, where the intent is to incite drama through clashing personalities. This will provide fuel for the Red Herring in a manner that allows them to manipulate everyone's emotions, creating even more chaos, all while trying to keep people from realizing that they are the Loki element.

Try and implement some of these concepts to the design of the house, too. Perhaps the walls between bedrooms are thin enough that you'll always hear when someone is getting it on. Have the gratuitous hot tub outside. Perhaps have a lounge equipped with a bar and, in the room center, a stripper pole and small stage. (Post write-up edit: ah! An S&M dungeon in the basement! That will surely go over well! :D )

Lastly, figure out what sort of network the show would play on. After all, part of the expectation is that these characters will be engaging in carnal activities, correct? Will the show then be aired on a pornography channel? Or perhaps will it be streamed completely online? Will all of the cameras be hidden and placed throughout the house, or will there be a film crew within the house as well (as there obviously will need to be one for when they go on outings)?

The only other thought I have is that, perhaps each contestant should get some sum of cash for being on the show anyway. This way the more introverted personalities have greater incentive than the potential prize at the end.

I imagine I may sound a bit presumptuous with some of these thoughts, but the intent is merely to get brainstorming a bit in hopes of attracting more interest to the idea. I think there's a lot of potential here. I also think it might help if you edit the first post periodically to remove any prior thoughts and brainstorming, presenting the final idea and then noting any other concepts by the end. As for the length of each season, don't worry about that for now I'd say. If you structure the game by outings and events within the house (arrival, first outing, a holiday or celebration (say, superbowl?), second outing, first snowfall in the house, etc.) then the game will be able to go at its own sort of pacing while also freeing all players to make suggestions as to the next "phase", be it an outing or just a day to explore the characters within the house setting.

Hopefully this will get some additional ideas kicking around in everyone's heads. As I said, I think the idea for the game has a lot of potential, but for some it will need to be showcased. And if I come off as an asshole, apologies, that was not my intent.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2015, 09:52:42 AM by Capone »

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2015, 01:51:44 PM »
I'm interested in this :)

May play a recent widow who found his way on the show.

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 10:16:44 AM »
In the interest of bumping this thread, and because I did a bit more brainstorming, I figured I'd create a list of different relationship types in case folks were struggling with ideas or weren't too certain of the possibilities yet. These aren't intended as specific roles, but things that could kickstart ideas.

Because I am a heterosexual male I naturally thought of things in a heteronormative fashion. However, some of these should work for homosexual relationships as well, I believe.

MALE RELATIONSHIP TYPES

  • The Pastor in Training - The good little Church boy that believes sex outside of marriage is sinful. Could be an actual student to become a pastor, could be a missionary, or perhaps is just a sheltered young man that has been kept from darker elements of the world.
  • The Sugar Daddy - An older man that has no trouble paying for his younger girlfriend. Perhaps he also gets bored and easily cuts them off, too. Perhaps girls don't find all the things he buys them worth dealing with his personality or lack of sexual prowess.
  • The Pick-Up Artist/Player - Perhaps the guy is just naturally suave. Or maybe he's familiar with Neil Strauss' The Game, the Mystery Method, or Real Social Dynamics and has learned to manipulate women to his advantage. Maybe he's still working on those skills. Either way, most of his interactions with women have a single end goal in mind.
  • The MGTOW - Standing for Men Going Their Own Way, this man believes love is nothing more than a chemical high, an illusion, and that women cannot be trusted. It's okay to have a girlfriend, but she's there for company and sex. Marriage will never happen, and she will never be given anything more than his dick and his time. He exists to seek personal and professional improvement, and no woman will interfere.
  • The Professional - Be it a male stripper, a porn star, or even a porn writer/director/producer, this man is involved in the business of sex. Maybe he does it out of a love for getting laid, or perhaps he does it because it rakes in the dough. Either way, he's not shy about flashing his junk and showing his stuff before others.
  • The Average Joe - Who said everyone had to be interesting? What happens when you stick with someone who never thought of relationships as anything more than what you get in romantic comedies and shove them in with all these complicated people?
  • The Dominant or submissive - I don't think anything needs to be said here about a man that enjoys bounding a woman to his bed and administering the ball gag, or to lead his pet slave around town with cat ears and a leash on her. But what about submissive men? What if he's the one that enjoys being chained and punished?

FEMALE RELATIONSHIP TYPES

  • The Chaste - For whatever reason, be it religious or personal, this woman believes that sex should only be with your true love. Be that until marriage or until she's confident she loves her partner, this girl doesn't give it up on the first date...and perhaps not on the fifty-first...or one-hundred and thirty-first...
  • The Mercenary - Constantly using her feminine charms to get what she wants. Perhaps she's a tease, or, like Bunny Lebowski, she'll "suck your dick for a thousand bucks". Either way, she's manipulative and sticks with partners that will give her what she wants for the promise of a little skin and a good time, even if she never delivers.
  • The Casual Lover/Slut/Village Bicycle - This woman has no problem sleeping around. Perhaps she just loves sex a lot. Maybe she even likes being called a slut. Or maybe she is damaged inside and is trying to fill an emotional hole by plugging her physical holes. Whatever the reason, this girl does not shy away from giving it out, though it doesn't mean she'll sleep with just anyone. It just means she has no problem fucking on the first date (or fucking being the first date).
  • The Feminist - Sex positive or sex negative, this woman is out for her gender first and foremost. Does she believe that prostitution should be legalized, or that women should be free to walk around topless? Or does she believe prostitution is just another form of objectifying a woman? Note that sex positive does not necessarily make for a casual lover. A sex positive could still be chaste.
  • The Performer - A stripper, burlesque dancer, or porn starlet, this girl has shed her clothes for an audience more than once. Be it hobby or a pragmatic financial decision, she isn't shy about her body. Perhaps she despises those who gawk at her, or maybe she gets a thrilling high off of their admiration. Either way, she's in the business of selling sex.
  • The Average Jane - What's with all this relationship crap? This girl has had boyfriends in the past, and yeah, if she liked 'em well enough, she had sex. That's all there was to it, right? Why is everyone making everything so damn complicated?
  • The Dominatrix or slave - Another one that should go without saying here on E. Perhaps she is a meek and shy little girl that was never quite aware she enjoyed being collared and commanded, or maybe she's a Dominatrix at the office but a slave in the basement. Or maybe she gets stepped all over at work or in classes and needs to let her frustrations out with a cat o' nine tails. Either way, this woman doesn't just want vanilla.

Naturally these can be mixed and matched a bit, and some of them can clash within their own genders (a MGTOW may look down upon the Sugar Daddy or Player, accusing them of rewarding women for bad behavior; the Chaste could look down upon the performer or even sex positive feminist). The overall idea is to just throw some concepts out there that people can use to think up some characters.

Hope it helps!

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2015, 01:38:35 PM »
Thanks Capone! That should definitely give people a bit of a start to help with character roles

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 09:21:42 PM »
Hey, Hey, Hey... what's up??  How many characters we have??

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 09:34:03 PM »
From what I can tell me, one other male, and one female that I'm assuming is Alice. So sadly, not too many.

Alice, do you think it might be a good idea to at least put some sort of character summary up, or label, so people have an idea of what sort of relationship style is already taken?

Offline AliceInLaceTopic starter

Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2015, 11:02:47 PM »
I don't know, I rally kind of wanted everything to be a surprise since in reality shows no one knows what dynamics they'll meet with but I guess I could

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2015, 06:58:39 AM »
That's why I figure a quick summary might be best, or simple labels. That way prospective players have a notion of what's already taken. You don't want two or three people applying for Playboy, right? :P

Specific details of the characters, such as pictures, bio, etc. can be saved for until the game starts, allowing that element of surprise still. I'd say you can view listing the relationship types available as part of the advertisement campaign for the show.

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2015, 01:34:50 PM »
you sure you don't want to run this

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Re: Love Shack : Reality Show Idea Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2015, 01:55:54 PM »
I'm just giving my thoughts. Feel free to ignore me if you wish. ;)