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Tacky, Tawdry and Tasteless: the Reality Show RPG

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Tacky. Tawdry. Tasteless. All of these words accurately sum up the “reality show” genre. Yet people continue to flock to their televisions in droves to tune in on the exploits of their favorite dysfunctional celebrities, outlandish “Guidos”, child pageant debutantes, or whatever other personalities are being shoved down our collective throats by the networks on any given day. Love it or hate it, this brand of trash TV has captured the imaginations of millions and continues to thrive despite all the negativity of the critics and late-night TV show hosts during their monologues.
This roleplaying game allows us to celebrate these train wrecks that have seemingly entranced the world with their flamboyance, sleaziness and willingness to blatantly wallow in their own debauchery. You and your friends will create your own “show” and play it out, trying desperately to get ratings! Will your show find its way to the top of the dung heap or will it get lost in the muck with the rest of the drivel? Only time will tell.
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January 5th, 2017
I know that this was issued as an April Fool's Day joke - as indicated by the page at the end in which Spectrum start out by saying they are planning at least 8 source books . . . before stting that it's an April Fool. The game itself is actuall [...]
July 18th, 2016
The game achieves the intended purpose. I would have liked a few more examples, but I guess you could watch some reality TV to get some ideas. It's definitely worth the price. [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
May 6th, 2013
A great game that comes in at just under 10 pages. Spectrum Games has made a name for themselves in Genre Emulation. Since Reality TV is often criticized as not needing any writers, the game brilliantly is equally as brief. Foregoing the typical &quo [...]
April 2nd, 2013
Well to start I should mention I have done freelance for Spectrum writing Going Japanese, so I do have a positive bias toward the company That being said I do like this game as a parody of Reality TV. It has a very simple system and is focused [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
April 1st, 2013
This can be approached on so many levels... from a tongue-in-cheek poke at reality tv to a serious role-playing game in which a reality tv show happens to be the backdrop against which stories are told and plotlines played out. What's here is a simple [...]
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October 14, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on April 01, 2013.