Games made by TTRPGkids: StoryGuider, a tabletop RPG for little kids!
The StoryGuider series is a story-focused TTRPG for little ones that is aligned with a preschool curriculum! It can be (and has been) used with one or two kids at home or with a full pre-K class! This game focuses on skills that the kids are working on in typical pre-K social-emotional class each week, and you can use this to help your child progress through different sets of developmental milestones.
Get the full 30 game curriculum here or check out the separate trilogies within the curriculum below:
- Sandy the Dragon holiday specials
- Sandy the Dragon core trilogy
- The Astronaut trilogy
- The Treasure Seeker trilogy
- The Hero City trilogy
- The Adventure Chef trilogy
- The Betti the Yeti trilogy
- The Mediator Mouse trilogy
- The Wizard in Training Trilogy
I hope you enjoy these games and this gives you some new options for playing with your family, classroom, etc.
I am also adding LOTS more kid-friendly games in addition to StoryGuider, so, to get notified when they are available, please either follow the TTRPGkids itch.io page or sign up for the monthly TTRPGkids email newsletter via the subscribe page!
For the base StoryGuider game details, please see below!
StoryGuider is a system to help make simple stories with your kid(s) so they can get used to tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs), decision-making, problem-solving, etc.
It focuses only on the RP side of TTRPGs (there are no dice or strict rule mechanics). This is so kids can get used to playing as a character and changing the story without having to simultaneously worry about learning complex mechanics that they are not familiar with. It is a stepping stone into playing more rules-based TTRPGs (which you can find lots of recommendations here).
All StoryGuider games focus on the following core set of skills:
- Make choices between two options
- Point to pictures when they are named and/or naming pictures
- Give short answers (1-4 words)
- Play simple make-believe games
- Practice simple exercises
- Practice gross motor skills (jumping, stomping, etc)
- Practice fine motor skills (coloring, cutting, etc)
The base StoryGuider files (free) with a sample adventure and the full curriculum can be found in the links here:
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7 thoughts on “Games made by TTRPGkids: StoryGuider, a tabletop RPG for little kids!”
Ooh. This is exciting.
I bought StoryGuider today and tried it with my 4yo and my 2yo. I will say that there are definitely more challenges with two high energy kids. But they absolutely loved making the choices and they liked the experience. Sometimes they didn’t agree on choices so I tried to negotiate and see if one would support the other. If that didn’t work, I would let them alternate who gets to pick. They got really distracted but there are a lot of sensory cues in the story outside of the main five conflicts that I could ask them about. When the magician got a big piece of cake I asked them to show me with their hands how big a big piece of cake is. There are definitely a lot of parent skills I have to flex, so I think it is equally pleasing for parents as for kids.