Blind animals

10 Feb

Purpose
Fun, working with senses, working with character foundation.

Instruction
Instruct the players to lie on the floor and close their eyes. The start leading them through a short storytelling session where you go through the senses one after one, instructing them to focus on this particular sense for a while. When you are through, instruct the players to find a “character” in the setting of your choosing (a damp forest full of animals or a cave full of trolls are recommended) and tell them that they are allowed to move around and interact as they want.

You also instruct the players never to open their eyes and not to use language (other sounds are perfectly fine).

Ending
The exercise can last for a long time (20-40 minutes is easily doable) and you can end it whenever you feel that the players have had a fulfilling experience.

Variation
Before you start the exercise hand the players small notes with inspiration for their “characters”, for example “large”, “agressive”, “slow” or whatever you want.

If you want, you can choose to use the characters the players have created as the basis (or an element) of the characters they are going to play in their larp.

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  1. Beginning – Munthe-Kaas.dk/blog - December 2, 2013

    […] I played “Beginning” by Nina Runa Essendrop. The game was based on a development of the blind animals exercise which we had worked with at “play with methods” a few months […]

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