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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by GODofwar » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:15 pm

Started my two boys at around 7th grade (age 12). The groups of friends they formed still hang out. Several came over last weekend to help us move furniture from my mother-in-law's nursing home after she died last week.

See, one more justification for DwF goodness.. Goodness breeds goodness!


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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by kitenerd » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:00 am

marcoreds wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 am
I thank you all very much for this topic, that I read with interest.

I got the Herokids rules, and they are nice.

I have no kids right now, but playing rpgs with my (future) kids is my dream.

Thank you.
Yeah, pretty much the best reason to have kids...

it solves that "It is hard to get everyone together in the same place at the same time" issue ;)
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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by marcoreds » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 am

I thank you all very much for this topic, that I read with interest.

I got the Herokids rules, and they are nice.

I have no kids right now, but playing rpgs with my (future) kids is my dream.

Thank you.

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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:26 am

kitenerd wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:08 am
Back to the issue at hand...
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sowwy mr kitenerd sir,
we will try not to do it again .......
kitenerd wrote:
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She ended up having to fight the spider while climbing a tree!!!

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That's pretty scary - nice job :)

Just to say the sight of 35 bunnies all downcast, paws infront of them ears flat to the back of their heads all looking very sheepish at their feet is either cute or pathetic......
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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:21 am

GODofwar wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Rabbit Burner wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:51 am
kodiakbear wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:38 pm
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My nephew back in the 80s was terrified by the villain from a care bear movie.
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Care Bears scare the beejesus out of us ........
Didn't know bears ate bunnies...I like bears better now...they don't notice Least Weasels much...


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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by kitenerd » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:08 am

Back to the issue at hand...

The twins last adventure ended up with them needing to retrieve wolvesbane (which grows in dark wet places... the same spots spiders like!).
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When they got to the spider grotto and Sophia the ranger decided to cut through the webs. The rogue, Shadow, decided to climb the tree and throw a rope to another tree and climb over the webs. When she threw the rope she rolled two 1's on her dex check and threw the rope right on a spider. She ended up having to fight the spider while climbing a tree!!!
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In the end it was much harder to defeat the spiders than it was to subdue the werewolf and cure him. But, they are heroes, so of course they did it all and the vale is safe again ;)
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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by kodiakbear » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:40 am

GODofwar wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Rabbit Burner wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:51 am
kodiakbear wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:38 pm
...
My nephew back in the 80s was terrified by the villain from a care bear movie.
.....
Care Bears scare the beejesus out of us ........
Didn't know bears ate bunnies...I like bears better now...they don't notice Least Weasels much...


TLW
I won't eat hares, ermines or either of there relatives but my bear kin might, a group of lost soul Ursus have fallen so far as to move into town not just for internet accessible caves but to eat the trash of humans. It is a sad day for the Ursus arctos middendorffi when salmon is replaced by human leftovers.

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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by GODofwar » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:53 pm

Rabbit Burner wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:51 am
kodiakbear wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:38 pm
...
My nephew back in the 80s was terrified by the villain from a care bear movie.
.....
Care Bears scare the beejesus out of us ........
Didn't know bears ate bunnies...I like bears better now...they don't notice Least Weasels much...


TLW
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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by Rabbit Burner » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:51 am

kodiakbear wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:38 pm
...
My nephew back in the 80s was terrified by the villain from a care bear movie.
.....
Care Bears scare the beejesus out of us ........
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Re: Simplified adventures for kids

Post by AstroCat » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:20 am

My son is 4 (almost 5) and we've been having family d&d/build a dungeon nights for over a year now and he loves it. Honestly Dwarven Forge sets have helped a ton for a kid that age and helps keep him visually engaged. He loves helping build them and even recently he's said he wanted to be the DM and jumped in and started running the game! It's so cool and cute I couldn't stand it! lol!

I've made a home brew super simplified version of 5e that has been working great for us. HP (hearts), Attack, Defense and Action are the main stats, they can have modifiers (great for math practice). Weapons/Spells/Powers have a plus to hit and a dice type for damage. When you "level up" you get a new power and more Hearts (hp's). The powers are fun, like whirlwind attack, ice blast, etc... Monsters get "bonked" and either run away or disappear, that kind of thing, so nothing too graphic.

It's great imagination and puzzle solving play, and we throw in a ton of addition and subtraction which is great.

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