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ericlboyd
Forgotten Realms Designer

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Posted - 04 Feb 2019 :  10:53:06  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Out of interest how did you get your children interested in rpgs. I have two girls and if it isn't involving a Barbie it doesn't get played with. I'm considering dusting off my old heroquest box and trying that




Sounds like the Barbies need to form an adventuring company!

In all seriousness, if they are not too young, take them through an adventure, each playing a Barbie. Don't worry about stats or equipment. Just ask them questions what they do. Assign a difficulty level in your head on a scale of 1 to 20, and if they beat it, they succeed. Give them lots of successes.

Heck, you can call it B&B!

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ericlboyd
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Posted - 04 Feb 2019 :  10:54:33  Show Profile  Visit ericlboyd's Homepage Send ericlboyd a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Welcome back Eric, your presence has been sorely missed. George has been hard pressed (and doing an awesome job) by the endless avalanche of lore requests from insatiable realms fanatics, and I had hoped you might be able to convert him away from the growing trend of embracing 5e but I can see that they have gotten you too, soon there will be no more old grognards left.

It will be good to have another loremasters input in the halls again. I do hope your return also heralds the continuation of work on a particular project that many of us hope to one day glimpse the final draft.





No promises, but I'll try to check back from time to time.

FWIW, I never said I had embraced 5e, but my son likes the rules and he asked me to play. :-)

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 04 Feb 2019 :  12:44:18  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A shrek 3 style adventure involving Disney princess type characters might not be a bad idea, a bit of a parody on the adventurer rescues the princess, instead the princesses escape by themselves and save the day.

Good call. My 9 year old is probably at the right age, but my 6 year old might be a bit on the young side.

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sleyvas
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Posted - 04 Feb 2019 :  19:55:40  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by ericlboyd

quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Out of interest how did you get your children interested in rpgs. I have two girls and if it isn't involving a Barbie it doesn't get played with. I'm considering dusting off my old heroquest box and trying that




Sounds like the Barbies need to form an adventuring company!

In all seriousness, if they are not too young, take them through an adventure, each playing a Barbie. Don't worry about stats or equipment. Just ask them questions what they do. Assign a difficulty level in your head on a scale of 1 to 20, and if they beat it, they succeed. Give them lots of successes.

Heck, you can call it B&B!



My girlfriend's daughter had a bunch of tinkerbell and her fairy friends. I had a bunch of dungeon building blocks (i.e. floor, wall, etc... that you put together to make a 3d dungeon). I let her build the dungeon. I then populated it with miniatures, stuck one fairy friend in there, and had "tinkerbell" have to rescue her. I then had her tell me what tinkerbell would do and just told her numbers she had to roll to make it happen against each mini. She LOVES playing "Dungeon" now, and periodically I just dump out all the stuff and let her build a dungeon out of the parts.

Will she ever play true D&D? I highly doubt it, but she had fun, and so did I.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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