I demonstrate one of my favorite techniques here. I call it “painting the scene.” The way it normally works is I introduce a theme or set of ideas about a place, and then ask the other players to describe things we see in that place that help reinforce those ideas. It’s a really effective way of keeping the table engaged and getting them to buy into what is going on.
Also: notice how I twist it for Margo. From that character I want to know what she sees that makes Chad sympathetic. It’s a small thing, but it goes a long way toward 1) making Chad seem like less of a caricature and 2) getting Margo to have conflicted feelings about him, which should help propel the drama.
Jonah’s bedroom (10:23)
Promises, promises (11:33)
Margo fucks Chad (14:26)
Jonah gazes into the abyss (17:57)
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