reStructured Play


play /plā/ v.
1. engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation
2. take part in
3. be cooperative
4. represent (a character) in a theatrical performance

structure /ˈstrəkCHər/ n. v.
1. (n) the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex
2. (v) construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to

restructure /rēˈstrəkCHər/ v.
1. organize differently


reStructured Play is a collection of structured freeform roleplaying games and poems, concentrating on real life situations. There are games covering between 2 and 6 players, that explore complex real life experiences. Topics covered include marital infidelity, teenage pregnancy, inner city racism, family breakdown, arranged marriage, death of a child, and incest.


Most of these  games are in various stages of completion, some almost entirely, some just outlines of situations. This is a long term task, I expect some of the games will be released for free over the coming months. The aim is to have the whole collection published as book at some point during 2014. One of the games, Though Our Arms Are Empty, is available in an early form on the UK Roleplayers Wiki here. Please be aware this game is about the deaths of young children and some people may find the content upsetting. And an early version of A Family Affair, which has been one of the most successful games during playtesting taking on a life of its own in the UK indie con scene, is available to download here.

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