Item:Actor's playbook

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actor's playbook
Look: Sturdy parchment sheathes the volume of thin papyrus sheets, bound by heavy waxen thread sewn through the spine. Neat handwriting flows from edge to edge on the front and back of each page. Some of the corners are dog-eared and torn, and the cover curls upward slightly.


An actor's playbook reads:
"Year 399: Edge of Destiny"

Weight: 3 stones
Appraised Cost: 500 Kronars
400 Lirums
360.8 Dokoras
0.5 LTBpoints
0.5 Tickets
0.5 Scrips
Special Properties:
  • This item has more than normal or unusual verbs.
Dimensions: 3 length x 2 width x 1 height
Sources: Source is Hollow Eve Festival 396 Auction, Actor's prop satchel

Verbs

  • PUSH: You rifle through the pages of your playbook, looking for a certain line you've been having trouble remembering.
  • TURN: Casually, you flip through the playbook's pages, making mental notes as you go along in preparation for your next rehearsal.
  • PUNISH: You absentmindedly curl the playbook into a tight tube and start bopping it against your palm. Eventually, your mind refocuses, and you unfurl the manuscript and bend it a few times in a futile attempt to flatten the parchment and papyrus.
  • PINCH: You fold a corner of one page upon itself, flagging it as a place marker.
  • KISS: In an effort to loosen your lips for rehearsal, you perform a series of theatrical mouth exercises you've seen the professionals use. You then recite a colloquial tongue-twister as a finishing touch.
  • RAISE: Straightening your posture, you lift the playbook in front of you, preparing for a dramatic reading. Choosing a poignant line from the text, you face your audience and deliver the words with flawless articulation.
  • NIBBLE: You chew on the playbook's binding out in a bout of nervous energy.
  • RUB: Opening your playbook to a flagged page, you run the tip of your index finger under the lines of text, committing the content to memory. The words flow unsteadily from your lips upon first recitation, but after a few tries, you think you've got the hang of it.