RPG Writing: Inspiration strikes in the weirdest of places

So last night I’m standing at the NMA show, watching some slightly odd (hmmmm, bombastic would probably be a nicer term) Swedish rock band that was the 2nd opening act, when inspiration struck: While suffering through the band for a one-shot, GM-less roleplaying game in which the players tell the story of a rock band in the style of the Behind the Music show from VH-1. Each player is a member of the band, but also serves as a narrator for the show, because the whole “story” is told in retrospect using flashbacks to various important events in the band’s history. I’m not sure if the idea is appealing to a lot of people or not (though with the popularity of console games like Rock Band maybe it has potential), but the idea seems really cool to me. I’m going to see if I can crank out the game sometime in 2009 since I don’t think it’s going to be all that complex or rules heavy, and I’m sure I can get my group to playtest it with me since they like off-the-wall kind of one-shots.