The Story Starter Game is a chart with six different of three story elements: Character, Setting, and Problem. In other words, there is a list of 6 characters, 6 settings, and 6 problems.
The student will roll a die to determine which of each element to use in his story. For example, on Story Starter Game 1, let's say the child rolls a 6. He will use Character #6 (a police officer). Then he rolls a 2 so he will use Setting #2 (on a boat out to sea). Finally, he rolls a 4, so he will use Problem #4 (loses their favorite thing). So the child will write a story about a police officer on a boat out to sea who loses his favorite thing =)
There are three versions of the game included (so a total of 36 different characters, settings, and problems).