So, what do you do when you have a group that just isn’t very imaginative? You ask them questions and you get pretty lame answers that even they don’t like. It’s not a hypothetical question BTW. And, not to be defensive, but I don’t think it’s my questions. I work very hard to ask interesting/evocative questions. Example:
To the druid, first session. “Druid, in your homeland you live in a very unsual house. Tell me about it. What is it made of and what creatures live in it with you?”
Answer. “Ugh. I don’t know. It’s made out of bamboo. Aaaand, there’s like some mice and stuff in it.”
Me. “Is it like living bamboo, still growing, that you have trained to grow into a house or is it just like cut bamboo used for lumber?”
“The last one.”
I mean it’s not all like that. I have one player who is kind of good at it. I keep hoping the others will catch on and I keep asking questions, but it’s kind of sucking the joy out of DW for me.