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Featured project: Draculola, a spooky tabletop RPG for kids!

Check out Draculola for some spooky fun geared at kids! In this tabletop RPG, you play as monsters (or monster-like kids) who take on adventures and maybe also stir up some trouble in the land of Zitterstein. Find out more here, and have a scarily good game!

Note: the intro for this was written by Steph from TTRPGkids, and the below description was written by the game’s creator

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Play kid monsters as little heroes in their creepy world.

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  • 84 pages of rules, characters, setting, monsters, guidance, and creative tools.
  • 2 or more players. Works best with 3 to 5.
  • Playtime of 1 or more hours.
  • Requires six-sided dice, pencils, and paper. Tokens, such as game chips or glass beads, are useful but optional.
  • Created by the Sims family (two little girls and their dad) with special guests. Edited by Cal Moore. Illustrated by Emma Welch.
  • Comes with or as a fully bookmarked PDF.

Draculola, a little vampire girl who is your friend, wants to make her spooky home of Zitterstein a better place. You can help!

You’re also a child in that craggy, forested land. Naturally, you’re a monster, too, or a monstery sort of person. As part of a group of kid monsters, you get up to mischief all over Zitterstein. Scare or thwart mean monsters or people, set up elaborate pranks, solve mysteries, and explore exciting places.

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In this game, players act out the antics of a team of kid monsters

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Most players pretend to be characters, the kid monsters, in this game of make-believe. One player takes on the role of Narrator, who describes events and places, and pretends to be creatures that aren’t the players. Other players tell the Narrator how their kid monsters act in a scene full of these things. This talk and pretend action go back and forth until one scene ends. Then, another begins.

Playing through these scenes creates a story of the kid monsters exploring their creepy, cartoonish realm where magic and meaner monsters are real. They aren’t super scary, and they can be silly, but they exist. The game leans toward creative, fun solutions and playfulness. It also leans away from violence.

The 69-page Draculola book has most of what you need to play

This book has rules of play and the Zitterstein setting. Add paper, pencils, a few beads, and dice. Make kid monsters that have zany adventures wherever your imagination takes you. Flip through a preview here.

Draculola and Friends, a 15-page book, has sample characters.

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These fourteen kid monsters can be used to play or as examples of what you can make. A bigger blank character sheet helps you make a little monster of your very own.

The game is available in print and PDF on DriveThruRPG. PDFs are also available on itch.io.

This game is a Two-Trait Game.

You can learn more about the generic rules in the Two-Trait System Reference. It’s free.

For more fun…

Enjoy the Draculola playlist on Spotify. Curated by Rosie Sims with help from her dad, Chris.

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