Players in Dear Leader’s Happy Story Time are placed in the role of contestants in a reality TV show where they are forced to audition for roles in the upcoming film of the host, a deranged billionaire who has inexplicably been elected president. The stories are produced by a story generator that combines stock plots and characters to produce kitsch story outlines. The players then collaborate to improvise a camp performance of the outline. The game design provides a context for experimenting with automatic story generation within a narrative game, as well as an opportunity for experimenting with knowledge representation schemes for expressing the tropes of popular narrative. The story generator uses a higher-order logic for describing tropes, and an HTN planning algorithm based on Nau et al.’s SHOP.