Disclaimer: I am highlighting games that appear to be kid-friendly based on the descriptions on their pages and from creator recommendations, however I have not played these games, and you may define kid-friendly content differently. Please review each game on your own to judge the content for yourself before supporting a project.
The projects listed below are all part of Zine Month 2024! I’ve listed a quick summary of each along with links on where to easily find them all.
This list includes projects from Tabletop Non-Stop (Crowdfundr Zine Month event), ZineQuest (Kickstarter Zine Month event), and ZiMo in general (platform non-specific). I also have my own project running which you can find here and which has a description at the very end of the list.
I hope the list helps you find some awesome games and resources to try out, and that it can support the indie TTRPG community! Thank you, and happy gaming!
Beth & Angel Make a Campaign
Description: They’re making zines based on prompts from the audience, and you can challenge them to make a specific type of zine as well! Much of their content is kid-friendly and you can even have say in the direction it can go!
Find it here: https://crowdfundr.com/beth-and-angel
Track Your D&D Adventures in Style
Description: Awesome trackers that are being used with youth D&D programs and are now available on Crowdfundr! I’ve used them before to track my artificer and have featured them on the site in the past, and I highly recommend checking them out!
Find it here: https://crowdfundr.com/track-dnd-adventures-in-style
Description: A 2-5 player game about a tiny dragon on a big adventure!! Currently has free community copies during ZiMo and bonus stickers if they meet their goals!
Find it here: https://sparkotter.itch.io/preciousthings
Description: Taking inspiration from David the Gnome, the Smurfs, and Care Bears, this adventure focused TTRPG is all about little folks going on an epic journey!
Find it here: https://acoupleofdrakes.itch.io/sprout-quest
LoadOut: An Ampersand RPG Zine
Description: A regular fan zine supporting games and adventures from Ampersand RPG (like Mage & Macrophages, which I previously reviewed on TTRPGkids here)!
Bookwyrm: Loot Some Books!
Description: This zine contains a list of books for your players to loot in your next TTRPG, along with a book-hoarding dragon and playable map!
Description: Campanions is the game that answers the question, “what do those NPCs actually do while they wait around camp all day?”
Dreamlands & Dragons
Description: For TTRPG fans and their little ones. A collection of fun poems for bedtime that you will all enjoy!
Description: A 60 sandbox style Mausritter campaign zine for all ages with stories and vibes from folklore and legends.
Your Friend in Witchcraft
Description: Create characters, build worlds, and exchange handwritten letters in this creative storytelling game for two players
Description: You can do amazing magical feats to help your witch…but maybe after a cat nap. A solo RPG of magical adventure and cute catastrophes.
Making a Tabletop RPG for YOUR Particular Kid (by TTRPGkids)
Description: A guide for families, friends, facilitators, and other creators to make their own kid-specific TTRPG stemming from all the 400+ articles on TTRPGkids!
Find it here: https://crowdfundr.com/making-a-TTRPG-for-YOUR-kid
Recommend a ZiMo2024 game to me!
For other recommendations, let me know what you’d recommend to check out! There’s a lot of TTRPGs out there, and I’m looking for ones that are specifically honing in on that all-ages friendly vibe and that are part of ZiMo2024. If you have a suggestion for a game to check out please fill out the form here, which I check every Monday.
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