1965: ANDY WARHOL'S
Charisma / Beauty / Talent / Addiction
The Factory, NYC
"The way those sons-of-bitches took advantage of me. Warhol is a sadistic ______."
- Edie Sedgwick
231 East 47th Street, Midtown Manhattan
The Factory, Andy Warhol's notorious film studio.
Up and coming, beautiful and talented men and women compete for the title of Andy Warhol's Superstar. To become the talk of town and climb the ladder of success at all costs. Our young and naive characters are so enthralled by the promise of fame they sacrifice their integrity and dangle on a string, controlled by Andy Warhol and The Factory. Their self respect and lives hang in the balance as they fall deeper into a blackhole. Will they come to their senses before all is lost? Or will they become Andy Warhol's Superstar?
They will battle social struggles like ridicule and rumors. Feature in Andy's films, go about their own endeavors and socialize with celebrities of the swinging sixties.
Character statistics will determine how Andy, The Factory, the media and the public perceive your character. In order to fully realize your dreams and take advantage of in game Events and Scenarios you must increase your stats.
Charisma corresponds to how witty and socially comfortable your character becomes. A character with high Charisma will be at the center of every party. The media responds well to charismatic characters and who knows, perhaps your silver tongue can impress Andy.
It's said, if you were to know everyone who bad mouths you you wouldn't have any friends. A character with more friends opens up more possibilities to be scrutinized. Can you handle the gossip?
A lot of doors will open for a beautiful character. From keeping skinny to getting your hair done anything you do to impress the superficial world of The Factory and the media will be beneficial to your character. Being seen on the arm of a celebrity could boost your profile exponentially.
Jealousy and heartache lay in the path of a beautiful character.
A talented character is a rarity in The Factory. Your character will shine bright amongst the talentless slobs and jobless "artists".
The unfortunate truth is that The Factory are a superficial bunch. Risking all your time on talent means your character doesn't have the time to waste on Beauty and Charisma, arguably much more important in Andy's world.
Your character is exposed to wild things in their quest for fame. Drug use will give your character a quick boost in all stats, an effective way of gaining confidence at a party or before filming.
The more you take the more you need. Addiction will slowly rot away at your character. It's a vicious circle.
An artist? A singer? An actress? A model? Or just a socialite. Your character has to encompass everything trendy in the swinging sixties. You need to stand out whatever the cost.
Appearance and Name speak for themselves. Under SOUP I'd like you to imagine your character has been cast in a film by Andy Warhol called SOUP. It's up to you to imagine what the film is about and what your character is doing in it. Remember to communicate your character's personality. What are they thinking? What do they say in between takes? At least three paragraphs please! I'll be writing one too. After reading your SOUP I'll grade your starting statistics.
Andy is particularly fickle. One day you could be his best friend, the next your nobody. Andy could cast you in his latest movie, invite you on a trip to Paris, ask you to accompany him to the latest screening or simply just call you for a chat. You choose how your character responds and in those responses lie your characters hope of succeeding.
The Roleplay will begin on Chapter One which will be called March. The chapter will cover everything that happens with your character in The Factory in the month of March. There will be nine Chapters in total, each referring to the months of 1965.
Events and Scenarios
Everyday there will either be an Event or a Scenario. An Event is a big occasion like a Film Screening or a major celebrity coming into the factory to shoot a film. In order to attend an Event and take full advantage of it your Stats must meet the requirement.
A Scenario is a minor occurrence that will reward your character with Stat Increases. An example would be, Andy calls you late at night for advice.
Real Life Events
Everything that really happened in 1965 will effect your character.