Episode 271 – improv GMing

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Summary: * (0:50) Tips and techniques for running a fully improvised game.  We start by setting the boundaries for the discussion. * (5:16) Why improv at all? * (6:50) Asking the right questions to get things started.  In the broadest sense, what sort of game experience do the players want to have?  Setting boundaries and building initial, internal consistency. * (13:15) Using character-based questions to narrow everything down and draw out ideas for the game. * (20:58) How far ahead of the players you need to be.  Sources of inspiration for setting the scene.  The power of, "Yes, but..." * (31:03) Employing all of these ideas in a practice exercise. * (39:54) John's approach to running improv games.  How introducing a formalized rules system impacts the process. Hosts: Chad, Dan, John, Julia, Pat, Wayne