“You know the music brought us out, babe…”

 

 

 

 

If you’re reading this right now, odds are, you know what Dungeons & Dragons is.

Sure, we could sit and rip it – and its fans – apart.

But the irony is that some of the most sought after, highly thought of people play it.

Make money from it.

Are famous for it.

And get laid because of it.

Who are those people?

Pretty much everyone that works in Hollywood.

 

 

See, what both groups do is play “make believe”.

Screenwriters and actors do nothing more, or any differently, than the “basement dwelling gamers”.

The only material difference is actors are [generally] better looking.

And screenwriters are luckier/better professionally connected.

That’s it.

(In fact, actors do less; someone writes dialogue for them.)

 

 

So, to any man reading now that makes good money, is just starting out on his new journey and really has no idea what to do,  permit me to suggest:

LARPing.

[Live Action Role Playing]

 

 

Here’s how the game goes:

1} Rent a limo for a night.

2} Get at least two friends.

3} Look online for some of your favorite bands and dress like them. Laid back? Fine. Outrageous? That’s fine, too. Although, try to coordinate your look with one another.

4} The “funny/wild” one in your group is the drummer.

5} The “quiet/laid back” one in your group is the bass player.

6}  The “charismatic” one in your group is the vocalist.

7}  The “brooding” one in your group is the guitarist.

[That’s if you have four. If you only have three, you’re a “power trio” and do the best you can along those lines.]

8} Come up with a name for yourselves [that hasn’t already been used, to reasonable knowledge.].

9} Come up with the album name and a few song titles.

10} This is your celebration night; you just got signed by a major label [which is why no one has heard of you yet – but they will!]

11} Agree on your sound. Rock (of some sort) is easiest. Mention bands you like as your “musical influences”.

12} Choose at least five bars/clubs you’ve never visited. Be sure to hit all of them.

13} Never buy girls drinks [or even offer]. If they ask say “There’s better stuff in the limo. You can have some when we roll to the next place.”

14} Keep the vibe high, happy and congenial. You just got signed and you will want folks to buy your material.

15} Don’t offer too much info but answer all questions. If you get stuck, just say “I’ve spent so much time in the studio I need a break from even talking about it, for the moment.”

16} No need to invent fake names or personalities but feel free to dial yours up a bit louder.

17} If you’re called out on awkwardness/shyness, simply say “I communicate much better through my music.” Smile softly.

18} If you don’t actually play the instrument you’ve been assigned – read up on it a bit. [You’re studying for a part, after all]. Choose what you’d own and use.

19} Don’t brag about all the cash you’ll be making [record deals are actually shitty]. Instead, share your pride about how your talent was finally recognized.

20} Remember, you’re not out to get laid; you’re out to celebrate. It just so happens women love a fun party.

 

 

This is a game; have fun with it.

Will this get you laid?

I won’t promise that.

Will it be a Hell of a lot of fun, make for a great story and teach you a few things?

That’s what’s important.

 

 

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16 Responses to ““You know the music brought us out, babe…””

  1. Learn to be a good actor.

    If you are good at it…every scene in your life is improv.

  2. This is an awesome idea, LOL! I hope if someone does this they report back with the results.

  3. Fantastic idea. I think I know a few guys that would be up for this.

  4. i’ve been acting like i’m a Sailor for the past +19 years. AND i got/get laid.

    holla at a honkey.

  5. docillusion Says:

    I could do this, but I’m too well known in my city already. If have to hit Dallas or Houston.

  6. Great idea — if you’re a bit older — you could even play up the “we all used to be backup for XXX or YYY and now, we are playing the casino circuit” — there are tons of music now at the Indian Casinos. What I like about it – for those that require it – you can always tell yourself, “it’s not me, it’s a character” if someone doesn’t like you.

  7. but feel free to dial yours up a bit louder.

    Put it up to eleven.

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  9. I did something very similar to this in a real LARP waaaaaaaaay back in the day.

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