About this project
HOW THE GAME MAKES YOU A BETTER STORYTELLER (& PERSON)
Is there someone you’ve always admired for their wit and natural storytelling ability?
Storytelling is a life skill, one that leads to all kinds of personal and professional benefits for those who have it. The good news is that anyone can learn to become a storyteller. Like any life skill, it just takes some guidance and practice.
Are you a fan of shows like ours or The Moth and always wished you could tell stories like that?
The True Story Game gradually introduces you to increasingly sophisticated storytelling techniques — like how to use vivid descriptive detail or build suspense. These skills are immediately applicable to life anytime you need to communicate your experiences and passions: on a first date, interviewing for a job, or pitching a new idea.
JOIN OUR GLOBAL STORYTELLING COMMUNITY
From the creators of the True Story Podcast
For over three years, we’ve published recordings from a global community of living room storytelling parties, on the True Story Podcast and public radio.
Our storytellers’ voices have been heard in most countries on Earth and downloaded over 4.5 million times.
Every copy of the True Story Game is an invitation to join our global community of story-lovers. This little box incorporates everything we’ve learned from our years hosting True Story events and teaching the art of storytelling to students and professionals.
Our vision is that the game will inspire people to throw storytelling parties all over the planet. And when you're ready to take the next step and record your stories, we'll be there to publish them on the podcast to listeners around the world.
WHO WE ARE
- Xandra Clark: actor, radio producer, multimedia performance-maker, formerly of StoryCorps
- Kevin Townsend: journalist, economist, Brown Fellow at Columbia School of Journalism
- Daniel Steinbock, PhD: designer, musician, Lecturer in Design at Stanford University
Will Rogers: radio producer, poet, Senior Producer at Stanford Storytelling Project
We plan to work with Amazon Fulfillment to offer FREE SHIPPING to backers in the U.S. and Canada, and affordable shipping worldwide (no extra charges in the EU).
HELP US MAKE THIS GAME
We are so proud of what we've created for you and can't wait to get the True Story Game into your hands. Thank you for checking it out and sharing it with the story-lovers in your life.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge for us would be if this campaign is a runaway success and we have to scale up our manufacturing plan dramatically. Even still, we're ready for that. We've designed the game with simplicity in mind and we're working with a reputed game manufacturer to make sure that no matter how many people pledge, everyone gets the True Story game on schedule. This is why we're not offering extra complicated rewards like posters and t-shirts. We're focusing on making a high-quality product. Back our project and we'll send you the game. Simple.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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