SETTING THESAURUS

MAN CAVE



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Sports paraphernalia (team jerseys on the wall, signed posters, beer glasses with team logos, signed balls or other collectables)
A beer fridge
Reclining chairs in front of a big screen TV (or multiple TVs)
Beer coasters and chip bowls on a coffee table
A dartboard
Neon signs (a team logo or brand of beer)
A poker table (with stacks of poker chips, cards, a card shuffler, chairs, a smoke haze from cheap cigars, highball glasses or beer bottles at players’ elbows)
A dimmer switch to control the lighting
Leather couches to hold a crowd on game day
A minibar
A popcorn machine
“Man-centric” wall signs (Man Cave Ahead, Leafs Fans Welcome, Home is Where Your Harley is)
Trophies on a shelf
Animal heads mounted on the walls
A locked gun cabinet
Framed pictures of the host engaged in various activities (fishing, hunting, camping with friends, crossing a finish line)
Freestanding table games (foosball, hockey, table tennis, pool)

SOUNDS:
The doorbell ringing
The door opening and closing as guests come in
A sports announcer commentating on the TV
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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