Here is as promised my template. It's not perfect but it's better than a start from scrap.
uses $play_script �//<=Makes the script a TV Show/AD/etc... script.
// Johnny Seinfeld a ripoff of Seinfeld <=To ease the process.
// EPISODE 1 - Act A <= If its a series the episode, act, part so you and whomever reads it doesn't get lost.
// featuring Johnny as Jerry Seinfeld, Kevlar as George Constanza, Iga as Kramer, Athena as Elaine
// Stonemonk as Morty (Jerry's dad), Divine as Helen (Jerry's Mom), Finn as Uncle Mac
// Jinkorei, Sable, Bixby, Patton (whacky guy!), Legba, Firestorm and Purity as other people as needed.
// ^= Just so you have a easy place to remember them. =^
// Actors and actress go here <= I prefer to create them up front so I don't lose them from act to act.
actor "%johnny" "Johnny" "A tall and thin man with black wavy hair. He has a teethy smile. He is wearing a jacket, with his shirt is tucked into his jeans throusers."
actor "%kev" "Kevlar" "A short bulky man, he is balding and wears thick framed glasses. He appears to wear clothes that are one number too small for him."
actor "%iga" "Iga" "A tall and boney man with a weird and fuzzy hairstile. He wears loose fitting clothing and appears to not take much time into dressing up."
actor "%stone" "Stonemonk" "An old man, gray hair, grampa belly and small reminescent of sideburns."
actress "%ath" "Athena" "A short and voluptuous girl with long curly hair."
actress "%div" "Divine" "A woman at abouth 50 years old, alwyas well dressed and with impecable hairdo."
actor "%finn" "Finn" "A male of about 45 years old, thin, bald and with big nose and ears."
// Supporting actors, background and other people that just appears on this act/part
actor "%rog" "Roger" "A male of about 30 years old, bown hair and wide shoulders."
actor "%art" "Artie" "A male of about 30 years old, black hair and skinny."
actress "%pam" "Pamela" "A tall blonde woman some two steps far from beutiful. She wears a pair of glasses."
actress "%van" "Vanessa" "A tall brunnete with a voluptous body and a pearly smile."
actress "%car" "Carol" "A blonde woman with wavey hair that falls at about chin high."
// Now you start your script, giving a look_place is a good thing
place %johnny is "standing on a stage, a spotlight on him and a michophone on a stand on his front."
// Set the ambience and give some camera moves/angles.
announceall %location "[The screen fades from black into a man standing on a stage from what looks to be a comedy club.] The crowd cheers and laughs as the cameras focus on him."
// add a pause so people can read the text
// Put your actor in the scene, they are all created in some kind of $void for actors.
// Select the actor you want to puppeteer.
// say works just like the say command you use in game.
say "So, I'm on line at the supermarket. Two women in front of me. One of them, her total was eight dollars, the other three dollars. They both of course choose to pay by the use of the..."
// emote the good old '.'
emote "pauses and gestures to audience for response."
//Some actors and emotes that involve several actors can be easily done with the announceall
announceall %location "The audience says toguether CHEQUE."
// here comes another actor
//select the actor and puppet him
say "What's that one?"
//select the other actor and puppet her
// to works mostly like the to <player/npc> but it uses the variable instead of the name.
to %johnny "Coccoon II: The Return. I guess they didn't like it up there."
// Here's an announceall emoting for a non-existing actor, as she only has one line I didn't create her
announceall %location "The clerk says, as they leave 'When you're dead, you're dead. That's it. You're not goin' anywhere...'"
announceall %location "The scene fades to the interior of a bar as Johnny and Athena enter."
//Getting the actors from their $actorvoid and bringing them into the scene quietly
to %pam "Hi, happy birthday."
to %johnny "Thanks, ah, everybody, this is Athena and Johnny."
// announceall to show the various people reactions
announceall %location "The various other people sitted around one big table say hi to the newcomers"
// Another multi-pose announceall
announceall %location "Johnny and Athena sit next to each other at a table. Across from Jerry is a strikingly beautiful woman, Vanessa. The piano is playing awful dinner music."
// Taking the actors out of the scene quietly
// Making an actor enter with a description
enter %van "Vanessa exits the elevator, chatting with a couple of co-workers."
// Another example. The same way you can make them exit with a pose.
enter %iga "The door to the hallway opens suddenly and as if attached to it comes Iga."
(Edited by Xeethot at 11:50 am on June 11, 2004)