The music swells as Elena enters the church, her silver dress dancing around her heels. The camera zooms to her face as she catches sight of Domingo, el amor de su vida, the man she will marry in secret tonight. Elena’s eyes light with joy and she starts forward—gliding, then running—a joyful laugh escaping her lips. She catches her beloved’s shoulder… but he turns to reveal that he is her beloved’s evil twin, Juan Carlos!
Watching the television from the comfort of home, the Rodríguez family explodes into discussion and shouts. How could this have happened? And what will happen on next week’s episode?
Sit on the couch with la familia and turn on Pasión de las Pasiones, a PbtA tabletop role-playing game of desire, betrayal, and family inspired by the telenovelas of Latin America. You’ll play the heroes, lovers, schemers, and villains of the world’s most dramatic and exciting telenovela: Pasión de las Pasiones. At the same time, you’ll also play a Latino family gasping, jeering, and swooning at home.
Lies will be exposed, plots will be shattered, hearts will be broken. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even throw El Generalísimo off a boat and get a happy ending filled with flowers, dancing, and romance. Of course, never ‘happy’ or ‘ending’ enough to stop tomorrow’s episode from plunging you back into the fray.
Because if you didn’t see the body, they’ll be back.