About the Workshops

As a gamer you may have heard that improv is very applicable to roleplaying, especially in narrative-based games. It’s true! Improvisational acting teaches many skills that can make your game rock: working together, keeping things interesting, and taking risks. The goal of this workshop series is to highlight those skills (and more!) as they apply to role-playing games through improv exercises and scenework.

Improv for Gamers
This introduction to improv explores the Golden “Yes, And” Rule and how to celebrate getting into trouble. Participants will focus on character-building, listening to and trusting your partner, and creating short scenes. 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 collaborate in world-building, pacing and cutting scenes, and doing advanced scenework. For this workshop we ask that attendees have prior improv experience (yes, just our “Improv for Gamers” workshop or that one class in college counts!) and be prepared to be in the spotlight!

Improv for Larpers
We will look at skills that are useful in larpingshifting status, creating compelling relationships, managing “scenes” with more than three people, and working with invisible objectsand practice them through different improv exercises. We ask that attendees have prior improv and/or larping experience.

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

Want Improv for Gamers to come to your city?
Awesome! We may not be able to visit ourselves, but we are developing a “Workshop Kit” 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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