This narrative exercise deploys the foundational storytelling techniques of advancing and extending.
The last improv “E” is for “Extending,” the critical practice of imbuing our stories with specificity and, subsequently, interest.
“ImprOvientation” was developed as an original long-form to welcome new students to college. “Story Hot Spot” is an exercise that develops the personal story-telling skills that so deeply inform this semi-autobiographical style of performance.
I’ve found that most players really enjoy the central conceit of “Perspectives” that explores a given moment through the eyes of four different characters. And it’s a handy dandy tool for exploring callbacks too!
Fortunately this exercise can help your storytelling skills. Unfortunately this exercise can thwart your characters’ lives…
This new entry for the Game Library, “Four Sentence Story,” allows players to explore the building blocks of constructing a coherent narrative.
If you’re looking for an improv exercise to help with your story construction, then you might want to explore this one just “Because…”