About the Workshops

As a gamer you may have heard that improv is very applicable to roleplaying. It’s true! Improvisational acting teaches many skills that can make your game rock, like enthusiastic collaboration, creating dynamic characters, and taking risks.

This workshop series highlights those skills (and more!) as they apply to roleplaying games through fun and easy improv exercises.

Improv for Gamers

This introduction to improv looks at its core values (the “Yes, And” rule) and its crossover with roleplay gaming. Participants will practice some simple skills—listening, collaborating, making interesting choices, and fearless risk-taking—that are going to enhance your gaming experience. Beginners to improv are welcome and encouraged!

Improv for GMs

We designed this workshop with gamemasters in mindhow to keep the story dynamic, full of energy, and on time. Participants will world building, pacing and cutting scenes, and working together as an ensemble to share focus. Be prepared to be in the spotlight! We recommend that participants have a little familiarity with improv already, as we’ll be exploring past the basics. Did you take our “Improv for Gamers” workshop last year? Or that one class in college? Cool, consider yourself leveled up!

Improv for Larpers

Participants will explore improv skills that are specifically applicable to larpingshifting status, creating compelling relationships, managing scenes with more than three people, and working with invisible objects. Beginners to improv and/or larping are welcome, but some prior experience in either is encouraged!

Want to attend?
Great! Click here for information about upcoming workshops.

Want Improv for Gamers to come to your city?
Awesome! We may not be able to visit ourselves, but we are currently developing a guide with all the information you’ll need to run any of our three classes for your own group. Would you like to be a playtester of our latest draft and give feedback? Email us at improvforgamers@gmail.com for more information.

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