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Mr. Blonde
Posted: January 15th, 2016, 9:00pm Report to Moderator
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Welcome to the January 2016 One Week Challenge:

For decades, on Friday nights, families would gather 'round a table in preparation of "Game Night". Tonight, so will we. For the next 7 days (and 3 hours), your job will be to write a 5-12 page script by writing a script with a game that is integral to the plot.

Don't bother writing a script that opens with a couple kids playing hopscotch as a vanload of ghosts pulls up to heist a bank (besides, that's my idea, now). The story should not be able to exist without said game.

In addition to this, the game should be real and should not be made up for your script. No Jumanji 2 scripts and no made-up games like Shabbadabblooie. If it exists in the real world before your script is written, you're golden (and I remember the Jumanji board game, okay? I owned it. That still doesn't count).

T-minus 171 hours until your OWC script is due.

Topic: Game Night
Genre: Open
Budget: Open

You have seven days to write a screenplay between 5 and 12 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format. The scripts are due on Friday, January 22nd at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to: SimplyScripts.com/owc.

There will be a Writer's Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.

Timeline:

January 15th at 9:00PM EST - Theme and Genre announced.

January 22nd at 11:59PM EST - Scripts are due.

January 29th at 5:00PM EST - Names and writer's choice revealed.

Jargon:

5 - 12 pages (nobody's going to come after you if it's a shade shorter or a shade longer. But, if it's 20 pages, there may be a couple pissed off people).

Properly formatted & saved as a PDF file.

This isn't a contest. There are no prizes.

Free to submit.

One entry per person.

No pissers, please (you know who you are...).

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until 11:59PM EST on January 22nd.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.

Please put © on the bottom left corner of your title page.

Best of luck and I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this contest.



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An interesting premise!


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
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I love this theme! So many possibilities in my head right now.

So, because we are not supposed to put our name on it, do we just leave that off of the title page, and put only the title there?


I would love feedback on any of these!
Back to Class: http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1453330945/ (comedy series, RECENTLY UPDATED DEC. '16)
Cause & Effect: http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1472594865/ (comedy-drama series)
Waking Up: http://www.simplyscripts.net/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-series/m-1452376264/ (comedy series)
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Yeah, just the title on the title page. Of course, just in case, you can always add "©" to the bottom-left corner, if you choose.


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lol Bunnyman Monopoly...

only joking.

Good to have a specific theme for a change, though some more requirements would make it more cool. I will have to prolly get this done by Tuesday night as I'm flying down to Melbourne the next day and I don't wanna quite trust the Ipad to upload a script or whatever.

Ironically I am a huge gamer and am playing online right now


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Blondie, just re-reading the criteria and a coupla queries...

Does it have to be the old fashioned board type game?

Can someone be playing a computer or console game and suddenly get magically thrown into it?  Or vice versa with chars from said game? The budget is open so no prob there with SFX.


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C'mon people!!!!

Where's the outrage? Where are the promises to NOT write anything? The conspiracy to kill Sean????

Sean, I wish you had run the last one. At least then, people wouldn't have shat on mine for being over the page count!!!!

I'm WAY TOO busy to take part, but I like you Sean, so I will write something. Not tonight though. I'm having trouble focusing.  


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A game is very non specific... yet you open with the types of games people used to play before the internet, consoles and on demand TV came out.

Games can mean anything. Sex games? Are you actually referring to well known board games only?


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I'm assuming board games, card games, parlour games etc... Do families get together to play console games?!?


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Maybe a group of people would get together to play pre- 2015 games whilst getting pissed, before going on a night out? A gathering of family members over a festive season. A birthday or a Ouija board job.

The online frenzy might be a common "hook", being cut off from a connection mid-game etc...

Pretty limitless really...
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Quoted from AnthonyCawood
Do families get together to play console games?!?


We have done on plenty of occasions. Worms is an excellent game to play with the kids. Scrabble and Monopoly are also playable on a  console.

Do families get together to play hopscotch? The only reason we shouldn't write a script about hopscotch is when it isn't integral to the plot.

Must we also write about a family?

Would a ouija board be considered a game? I'd certainly consider it so, yet others might consider something like that to be dangerous and nowhere near a game. What about playing chicken with cars? Run out in front of speeding cars and see who doesn't die. Great game for the kids, that one.


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It's a bit too open in my opinion.
The games we used to play...

But good luck to all that take part and all the best.

OPERATION -- could be a good one for the horror/gore fans.
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Quoted from JackJ


OPERATION -- could be a good one for the horror/gore fans.


You should use it. That's a good idea.


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I've already written Ouija, the board is definitely integral to the plot (plus the 3D printer) would it be too lazy to just re-submit


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Quoted from AnthonyCawood
I've already written Ouija, the board is definitely integral to the plot (plus the 3D printer) would it be too lazy to just re-submit


It's a Ouija board.
You can come up with more than one story for that
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