DescriptionThis is an exercise to train group narrative. All players sit in a circle. We are going to tell a story one word at a time. Each player provides one word of a sentence. End of a sentence can be indicates by a player saying `period`, although that is not necessary.
NotesThis is more difficult than it sounds, especially with newbies. If you`re working with novice players have them try a familiar story. like Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs first. Summarize the story before they get started, to make sure they`re all on the same story. Don`t be surprised if gagsters manage to smuggle atomic bombs and crashing aircraft into the story. Ask the group if they can see/understand the reasons why their story sucks. n
You can also play this a challenge with newbies: divide the group into 2 circles, and have them compete each other - see which group can finish the story first.
Talkers are no good doers --- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"