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Intro to Improv for Gamers (D&D and Beyond)

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Learn the fundamentals of improvisation with gamers of all types taught by a veteran Game Master (GM) with experience running and playing with all flavors of Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Shadowrun, Traveller, and many indie and one-off roleplaying game (RPG) experiences. Using Improv exercises, skills, and techniques that apply to gaming, we will venture into the realm of the fun, funny, and new to find the benefits of Improv for your games.

Are you looking to be more confident and definitive in your characters and their choices in the moment? Are you looking to be able to remember a character with their specific voice, affectations, and their special wants and desires? If so, Improv for Gamers is for you! Our interactive exercises will help reduce your hesitancy, increase your playfulness, and allow you to have more fun with any character, increasing your confidence while ratcheting up your joy. Building on your listening and communication skills while heightening your awareness, we’ll help you be more playful, spontaneous, and flexible. Whether you are performing in Scare for the Cure, running a new campaign, or looking to bring a more playful, fun time to your character at your weekly RPG session, Improv for Gamers will help you.

Parties of adventurers, hordes of friends, or solo players are encouraged to join the fun and make new friends. The curriculum is inspired in part by the book “Improv for Gamers” by Karen Twelves and the current Merlin Works Improv curriculum. No dice, pencils, or character sheets will be needed to play. Just bring your imagination and we’ll all have a great time. (4 meetings. Class size limit=16)

Intro to Improv for Gamers (D&D and Beyond)
Sundays 6 – 8:30 PM
April 16 – May 7
with Paul Normandin
at Balance Dance Studios
4544 S. Lamar Blvd., #200/#300
Austin, TX 78745

Price: $180.  $25 Early Bird rate ends midnight March 12, 2023.

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Meet the Instructor

Paul Normandin is the Dean of Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation and a veteran roleplaying gamer and GM. Paul is an award-winning storyteller, Improviser, and complete and total Improv and roleplaying nerd who finds no greater joy in life than combining the things he loves and sharing them with others.


April 16
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Merlin Works
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Balance Dance Studios
4544 S Lamar Blvd., #200/#300
Austin, TX 78745 United States
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