What happens next

10 Apr

Purpose
storytelling, common understanding of story

Instruction
Begin a story by asking a player to set a scene, fitting for the larp setting. For example “we are sitting around the campfire”. The group of players then asks “what happens next” and the storyteller tells the next part of the story. This process continues until someone in the group disagrees with the storytellers version of the story, and says “no”. The player then tells the last part of the story in her own version.

The process continues until ended by the facilitator.

Ending
The stories can continue for quite a while and it is important that the facilitator is attentive and stops it at the right time. Before it gets boring or silly.

Several stories can be done as part of the exercise.

Variation
Allow the players to do the exercise in couples or small groups, working with the specific storytelling about their characters or about shared experiences/memories.

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