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The importance of “Yes, and…”

This article was written for us by Brian aka Crimsyn from the USS Portland in Obsidian Fleet.

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At heart, role-playing is an exercise in improvisation (albeit, in our medium, with the advantage of being able to coordinate out of character as we write), and if you google “improv rules,” you’ll find numerous lists of dos and don’ts on how to do improv successfully, but one of the most important is to always say “Yes, and…” So, what does saying “yes, and…” entail? Read More


Improvisation Challenge



I just recently experienced something truly fun and thought provoking at the same time on Facebook. It started off with the phrase “He walked into the bar, he found a seat and ate from the bowl of stale pub pretzels as he waited for the bartender to come his way.” and ended up being a random story about a man named Major Major and a woman with blue hair and time traveling to rebuild something called the Consulate. It was truly comedic yet it also kind of opened my eyes to a true challenge for a writer. Improvisation.

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