Level up your tabletop roleplaying, game mastering, or live-action gaming skills!

Improv for Gamers explores how the same skills used in improvisational acting can apply to roleplaying, and will bring your gaming group to a new level. No improv experience required!

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About the Workshops

As a gamer you may have heard that improv is very applicable to roleplaying. It’s true! Improvisational acting teaches many skills that can make your game rock, like enthusiastic collaboration, creating dynamic characters, and taking risks. Our workshops highlight those skills (and more!) as they apply to roleplaying games through fun and easy improv exercises. Beginners to improv are welcome and encouraged! We’ve been running these workshops since 2012 at conventions and in game stores all over the country. You might have seen us at Big Bad Con, KublaCon, Origins Game Fair, or GenCon!

Improv for Roleplayers

This introduction to improv looks at its core values (the “Yes, And” rule) and its crossover with roleplay gaming. Participants will practice foundational skills—listening, collaborating, making interesting choices, and fearless risk-taking—that will enhance your gaming experience.

Improv for Game Masters

We designed this workshop with game masters in mindhow to keep the story dynamic, full of energy, and on time. Participants will practice world building, rapid characters, pacing and cutting scenes, and working together as an ensemble to share focus.

Improv for Larpers

Participants will explore improv skills that are specifically applicable to larpingshifting status, creating compelling relationships, managing scenes with more than three people, and working with invisible objects.

Customized Workshops

We also offer private workshops tailored to specific skill sets. If you are interested in having a workshop for your gaming group, email us at improvforgamers@gmail.com!

What People Are Saying

Lovely feedback from lovely participants!

"It was a ton of fun and can only benefit everyone’s future play experiences."

"I totally recommend this!!! This was SO much fun in addition to being highly educational!"

"My gaming will be so much better now. Thank you!"

"It was fabulous! The teachers, game-facilitators and everyone involved did a great job. They made at least this n00b feel comfortable and even have fun pushing her boundaries."

"Such a blast & I learned stuff too. I’m now a 2nd level Improv GM. Beware, y’all."

"One of the best gaming experiences ever."

"Excellent workshop, highly recommended for GMs and players alike. It changed my approach to gaming."

"I loved how positive the space was. Wonderful to be surrounded by nothing but mutual appreciation."