Playing Ironsworn Solo RPG Part 4: Narrative Structure and Improvisation
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This is a sequel episode to the series playing the Ironsworn solo roleplaying game, if you're new to it I recommend going back to the first episode in which I create the character I am playing, Terilius the Iron Monk.

In this series while playing Ironsworn, I’m going to bookend each episode with a topic more or less related to the game session. In this fourth part of the series, I introduce the episode with mentions of the differences between writing a story, talk, or presentation with a classic narrative structure in mind, as opposed to this type of exercise which has actually more to do with improv comedy, given it is very much improvised on the fly, and in my experience of it so far, more difficult to stick to typical storytelling structure, such as a three act narrative.

Rough timeline:

  • Beginning to 9:00 min: Intro and talking about narrative structure vs. improvising
  • 9:00 to 57:00 min: Playing Ironsworn (part 4)

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