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Script Change RPG Toolbox

Script Change was the subject of a LocJAM on itchio and there are tons of translated works by amazing creators on the Jam page! Click here to see!

Script Change is available in Korean here!

Find full page table safety tool references from Tomer Gurantz, and index card references here from Tomer as well!


With layout and design by Clayton Notestine (Thank you Clayton!)

Script Change is a multi-function content, consent, and safety toolbox for collaborative creation and gameplay, useful for tabletop roleplaying games, board games, live action roleplaying games, and even collaborative video games to help guide group decision-making.

It contains a variety of tools including the core tools of rewind, fast forward, and pause, with supplementary tools like wrap meetings and frame-by-frame. These tools have verbal and optional visual components and work in many formats. You can even find the core tools on rollforyour.party, the multi-functional dice app by Shane Liebling. Download the Discord emojis as a ZIP file alongside the PDF!

In 2021, I've added Bloopers & Outtakes, a formal wrap meeting structure, the Editor's Notes with picks, squicks, and icks to help guide content and response, and Two Thumbs Up to help with quiet check-ins  and for less verbal players. These changes have been developing for a while, and I'm so excited to release them for you all!

Script Change is used by Big Bad Con and Breakout as options for safety tools on site for con events, and has been featured in games like Kids on Bikes and the Fate Horror Toolkit. It's an approachable toolbox that's under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 

As the author, my biggest dream is safer, more enjoyable gaming experience for everyone - and this is just a helping hand along the way.

Script Change is available in Korean here!

Script Change has been mentioned on Vice.com and StarTrek.com!

Updated 9/26/2021 for typos and links.

Find the plaintext at briebeau.com/scriptchange.

Using Script Change in Your Games & Products or at Events

Do you want to use Script Change in your game? Awesome! Contact Beau using the contact page or email contact@briebeau.com to discuss using the Script Change toolbox. You don't have to use all of the tools in the toolbox to use Script Change! If you use any Script Change tool or any of the associated text above in your game, it requires attribution to Beau Jágr Sheldon and the website link briebeau.com/scriptchange. This is required.

If you remix, rewrite, or alter Script Change in your project (which is totally rad!), you still need to credit Beau and Script Change. However, you should not credit Beau in a manner that assumes their approval or acceptance of any alterations to Script Change without Beau's direct written consent and approval of the final text. This is required.

If you want Beau's help in customizing the toolbox for your game, Beau offers optional support through the design process as well as providing a consultation on the final text in your game to ensure the tools are clearly described and accurate. This is part of the Script Change toolbox's support plan by Beau. Just reach out, and make games safer! This is optional, but recommended for any remixed or altered uses of Script Change.

Beau doesn't require a donation to support Script Change, or for its use, but you are welcome to donate at PayPal.me/Thoughty, ko-fi.com/Thoughty, or by downloading and paying for a copy at briebeau.itch.io/script-change. This is optional.


Note: For the time being, please use the previous revision's handout to put out descriptions on the table for reference, as I need more time to do the layout work and nothing's changed on it. Also, in the new Bloopers & Outtakes section, I managed to only write "bloopers" on each Reel listing, but I'll fix this soon if I can. I apologize for missing it!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(80 total ratings)
AuthorThoughty by Beau Jágr Sheldon
Tagsaccessibility, live-action, rpgs, safety, Tabletop, toolbox


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ScriptChangev2.1 (Digital) 155 kB
ScriptChangev2.1 (Print) 584 kB
Script Change Cards (Color Version).zip 1 MB
Script Change Cards (Print Version).zip 874 kB
Script Change Editors Notes.pdf 39 kB
Script Change Discord Emoji.zip 21 kB
Script Change Handout Tool Descriptions 122018.jpg 441 kB

Development log


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This is fantastic, thank you for this work! I love the care, rigor, and compassion gone into this. It is intuitive, approachable, practical, and actionable at the table at the times when it matters most or is most likely to be needed.

Would it be possible to also get emoji for the Thumbs-Up tools as well please?

On "ScriptChangesv2.1 (Digital)" there is a typo on page 8.

> To use this tool, lift up your firsts with two thumbs up.  

Thank you! I'll try to correct this ASAP.


This is one of my favorite safety tools and the redesign is amazing!

Thank you so much! I'm really glad to hear you like it! 

I absolutely love this. Thanks Beau. 

Thank you for checking it out!


As promised, here is a tutorial for adding a Script Change deck to Roll20. Link to the graphics on the last slide.

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Any chance of getting the Instant Replay and Frame by Frame cards in here, too?


Sure, I don't , I don't generally use them but I can look for icons.


There we go, I added them.




Thank you so much!


This is my favorite safety tool and it's not close. Thanks for making it; much better and more responsive and nuanced than the x-card or veils/lines, without being complicated.


Thank you so much!


A huge, huge help. I try to use this system as much as I can when running games: both on and off my podcast. In a podcast setting it's particularly effective because we're already thinking the mindset of listening to audio: rewinding, pausing, resuming. And giving people that common language helps a ton in introducing a safety system.

I would recommend that you display it first, however. I've noticed players have a hard time taking control of a scene unless it's established it will happen without judgement.

Definitely use it. 

(And to the designer: thank you so much for providing this to the community, and thank you for all the work you've done!)


Thank you so much! I agree about displaying it first!