And now for something completely different.
In most RPGs, you're a fantasy adventurer or maybe a sci-fi spacefarer. But in Pasion de las Pasiones, you're a star in a telenovela. Yes, Mexican daytime soap opera tv is making its way to your tabletops, and you can join in. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Pasión de las Pasiones is a telenovela tabletop roleplaying game designed by me, Brandon Leon Gambetta! The game was first published by Magpie Games in unfinished, ashcan form in November of 2017, and I’ve been working on it ever since, refining mechanics and polishing ideas until it was ready for the spotlight!
Pasión de las Pasiones is a game of passion, drama, secrets, delights, and heated conflict. In Pasión de las Pasiones, you and your friends will play out the stories of the greatest telenovela ever to air—a telenovela called, of course, Pasión de las Pasiones. You won’t be playing the actors, directors, or camera crew; instead, you’ll be playing a scheming and dangerous character like El Gemelo, or you’ll be playing an innocent character, striving for love, like La Empleada. You’ll play through stories with dramatic reveals, explosive confrontations, evil twins, and more!
Pasión de las Pasiones is a Powered by the Apocalypse game, drawing on game techniques and mechanics from games like Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Masks: A New Generation. When your character takes an action that fits a move, the move tells you what happens in the story or you roll two six-sided dice to find out. The moves in Pasión provide their own system geared towards melodrama, excitement, and romance.
Pasión de las Pasiones creates stories like those of Marimar, La Usurpadora, or Cuna de Lobos, but you don’t have to be familiar with telenovelas to play and have a great time! The game will ensure that you’re kept on track while creating your own telenovela, a show of such quality that it will go down in the annals of television history!
The game's more than 5x funded with 21 days left to go.