The Dragon and the City
What is the Dragon & the City story tactic?
Explain your project as if it's an epic adventure. Get people excited about your plan of action.
There's a dragon outside the city walls.
Your world is no longer safe. What should you do?
Escape: How does the journey begin: a deliberate choice, forced or accidental?
Defend: What are the dangers here? What are the opportunities?
Attack: How does your Hero feel the pull of Home?
Each option has risks and rewards. Just like your prototype.
Try this version of a story after Three Great Conflicts tactic.
How to use the Dragon & the City story tactic
1. What is your City?
- What is good and valuable in the status quo?
- What is wrong, unfair or wasteful?
- Who's in charge? Who do you need to persuade to act?
2. What is your Dragon?
- Where is the threat coming from?
- How has it been allowed to get this bad?
- Is there an opportunity here? (Dragons hoard gold!)
- Where would you go?
- What should you take with you?
- What's the cost of abandoning the city?
- What is worth defending in the old city?
- How can you strengthen your walls?
- Walls protect, but they also restrict. What's the cost of staying put?
- What's yous best line of attack?
- What are yous chances of winning?
- What's the reward and is it worth the risk?
Use What's It About? to bring your Dragon story into the real world.
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