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Recommended Improv/Immersion Exercises?

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Recommended Improv/Immersion Exercises?

Given: A group of trad/computer RPG players who are willing but lack much experience in improv or storygames.

Goal: To ramp up to playing more "story-first" and "bleedy" games, with more player agency, character depth, immersion, etc.

Prescription: As a group, we want to learn immersion techniques, develop improv capabilities, and increase interpersonal trust.

Various types of improv exercises (and certain full-fledged games) are easy and effective ways to enhance the storytelling effectiveness and internal trust of a gaming group. I'm interested in hearing some of your recommendations. Keep them simple. No rules over 2 pages. No games over 1 hour. What I'm really looking for here are things that might fall somewhere between a "game" and an "exercise".

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To clarify...

I'm looking for short games or literal exercises that could be run outside of regular play, or maybe before play to "get in the mood", or on random game nights, to strengthen and develop the group's focus, flexibility and trust. Similar to the sorts of exercises that improv/acting troupes do on a regular basis, but I'm specifically interested in those that work best in the context of storygaming.

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