Is there space work, or are you all sitting around the table the entire time?
It varies, I suppose. If you're in a LARP
, or you're doing a haunted-house/RPG hybrid like True Dungeon
, then yes, there's space work out the wazoo. In this game, we sat around the table the whole time. Space work only showed up unconsciously -- like when I narrated Ms. Cho handing over the diamonds, I'm sure I absently mimed handing over a bag. Oh, and I think there were some scenes where we added bits of space work just to clarify what was going on, if it was a tricky physical action.Do you jump between playing the character and narrating your own actions?
I think different people have different play styles. I think Marc, for example, stayed in character through most of his scenes, dropping out of dialog only to narrate his actions. I tend to act much more like I'm in a writers' room, floating lots of suggestions to the group about how the scene could go before deciding what happens next; explaining why, structurally, I think a scene should go a certain way and then working from those generalities to what's actually going on; and only dropping in enough in-character dialog to give the other players a notion of how the conversation is going.