Kid-friendly TTRPGs in ZiMo2024

MANY tabletop RPG creators are posting their projects to Zine Month 2024, and I’ve made a list of some of the kid-friendly projects that are currently funding! Check it out here for an opportunity to get exclusive content, discounts, or cool games that won’t be available later by backing the pre-release campaigns!

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

Platform: Crowdfundr

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

Platform: Crowdfundr

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

Precious Things

Platform: itch.io

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

Sprout Quest

Platform: itch.io

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

Platform: Kickstarter

Description: A regular fan zine supporting games and adventures from Ampersand RPG (like Mage & Macrophages, which I previously reviewed on TTRPGkids here)!

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ampersandrpg/loadout-an-ampersand-rpg-zine

Bookwyrm: Loot Some Books!

Platform: Kickstarter

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!

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hungryfamiliar/bookwyrm-loot-some-books

Campanions

Platform: Kickstarter

Description: Campanions is the game that answers the question, “what do those NPCs actually do while they wait around camp all day?”

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spilledcoffee/campanions-a-ttrpg-inspired-by-video-game-companions

Dreamlands & Dragons

Platform: Kickstarter

Description: For TTRPG fans and their little ones. A collection of fun poems for bedtime that you will all enjoy!

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skd/dreamlands-and-dragons

Tiny Fables

Platform: Kickstarter

Description: A 60 sandbox style Mausritter campaign zine for all ages with stories and vibes from folklore and legends.

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/josiahmoore/tiny-fables

Your Friend in Witchcraft

Platform: Kickstarter

Description: Create characters, build worlds, and exchange handwritten letters in this creative storytelling game for two players

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kayallen/your-friend-in-witchcraft

Witch’s Cat

Platform: Kickstarter

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.

Find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skoticus/witchs-cat-a-solo-journaling-rpg-zine

Making a Tabletop RPG for YOUR Particular Kid (by TTRPGkids)

Platform: Crowdfundr

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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