The first book was a roaring success. You have the adulation of millions of fans. Can you strike gold a second time? Or are you a one-hit wonder? You’re parts of the author’s psyche: roll individually to see which STORY ARC you’re after. Take turns producing a paragraph of story, rolling to incorporate a PLOT ELEMENT. The publisher wants changes! Once everyone’s had a turn pick another section then change it, according to an EDIT roll. Continue until a result comes up a fourth time. ROLL STORY ARC PLOT ELEMENT EDIT 1 Rags to Riches (rise) Narrow Miss Make it more like the first book 2 Riches to Rags (fall) Moment of Levity Punch it up a bit! 3 Man in a Hole (fall then rise) Exposition Change up the character roles 4 Icarus (rise then fall) Tempting Offer Add another PLOT ELEMENT (roll) 5 Cinderella (rise-fall-rise) Conflict Move a section. Edit for continuity 6 Oedipus (fall-rise-fall) Character Defining Moment Make it less like the first book -SCORING- 6pts divided among those with the final STORY ARC. 2pts for going first. 1pt per first book reference. -1pt per inconsistency added. 1pt if an EDIT got laughs. Argue over what counts.
Story Arcs are from here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.07772 Plot Elements I pulled out of my ass.
I also wanted to incorporate parts of this list, but could not due to space constraints: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_narrative_techniques It may be fun to consider adding them into the mix.