what yoü need
To play the Jon Morris Sketchbük Roleplaying Game you need:
- Some ten-sided dice, preferably all alike.
- A ten-sided die that looks different from the rest; an outcast; a loner.
This is the Special Die.
- An Internet connection and, incidentally, a computer.
- A printer and, incidentally, some printer paper.
Every Player must pick a random sketch by pressing this candylike button:
If you don't like the sketch that shows up it's too bad. Make everyone else's life suck for the
rest of the game and try and get invited back next week.
Print this page up. You may want to turn off color printing, as these pages are mostly all
black and white. Besides, you'll save gallons of ink. This is your Character Sheet. And that freakshow
on the page? That's your Character. If there is more than one person, animal or robot
in the sketch, pick your favorite. If it doesn't have a name, you may get sick of hearing,
"Hey space-monkey-thing with all the freaking tentacles!" So give it a name. Please.
Read the text. If you're lucky it will be funny, interesting or about the zany antics of strippers.
If you're really lucky it might be two of those things.
Now circle ten of your favorite words. Note that your favorite words had better
not include the, is or Jon. You will be counting
these words a lot so I'd recommend numbering them from one to ten.
Look at the Character to your right. Not the Player, but the Character. Your Character
likes something about her. Maybe she's friendly, or you dig Kirby-style duds. Write this down on
your Character Sheet.
Now take a peek at the Character on your left and write down something your Character hates about him.
Does he smell funny? Does his name rhymes with "populous"? Maybe you hate monkeys. Again, write it down
on your Sheet.
During play, whether your own Character's beliefs are correct or not, you must stick
to them. If you've decided that Grodd has a crush on you, you cannot be dissuaded. Even
when Grodd's scary tentacles try to pulll your arms off ("The big lug! Whatta sweetie!").
As Gamemaster, you get to cause a bit of tension. With the Turn Ons and Turn Offs everyone's got,
you shouldn't have much trouble. Simply press the Sketch-o-Matic button, print out the page and use
it for inspiration. What is it? A maniacal robot bent on destroying the movie theater? A Superfriend
with amnesia lost in the Peruvian jungle? In any case, this paper is also called a Character Sheet.
A peppermint-flavored Sketch-o-Matic button is provided to ease your scrolling muscles.
By now, everyone should have a Character Sheet. You should draw ten circles somewhere on your Sheet. If
you fancy yourself some kind of artiste, these could be little balloons or Tom Servo heads. Just remember
you'll be crossing them out a lot, so you may want to draw them in pen and cross them out with a a pencil.
In any case these are your Oomph. Not Oomph Score, not Oomph Points, just Oomph.