Whispers of the Voidbringer by M. Allen Hall is a TTRPG-inspired novel that gives a great example of kids playing D&D. It follows the epic adventures of a group of player characters as they navigate a classic fantasy world in danger…. And it also follows the parallel journey of the kids playing these characters as they navigate each other, learn the game, and experience this awesome quest. It was a fun read, and I hope you enjoy it as well!
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I previously reviewed Michael’s game, Starsworn and listened to the playthroughs on Stories Podcast, and they were both so good, I kind of had to do an interview. Michael has a lot of experience and insight in playing TTRPG’s with kids and has done wonders for the kids in his educational programs! We talked about the games, advice, why TTRPG’s work so well with kids… so much solidly helpful information.
There are a ton of great tabletop RPGs out there designed for kids at all different age levels! However, sometimes, you want to introduce your kids to YOUR game or your young one wants to join in on the “big kid’s game”. If your child isn’t at the reading and math level for the game, this can pose a challenge… but you can overcome it with them! There are lots of small changes you can implement to make any tabletop RPG mechanic (from indie games to D&D) a little more approachable for kids and a little easier for you to manage while you all play.
I was very excited to review StarSworn, not just because it is a system my kid can easily pick up, but because it comes from a fam-friendly story podcast! This game was a lot of fun to play, and my kid (and I) are enjoying listening to the podcast as well!
I have played, reviewed, and really enjoyed Colin’s Family Fantasy RPG’s before, but now I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat! We talked about Colin’s experiences playing with his kid, how he started writing kid’s games, what he loves about the FamFantasy games, and what’s coming next!
This guide covers TONS of ideas for holidays gifts for your whole game table all while supporting small businesses and indie creators!
I hope this guide helps you find the perfect gift for your kids, players, DM, and everyone in between, and that you have an awesome holiday!
These StoryGuider games are from the Adventure Chef trilogy! These games concentrate on learning about food, emotional regulation, and healthy recipes!
When I first heard of DnD Adventure Club, I was excited to check it out! It is a monthly D&D adventure subscription with ready-made stories that are appropriate for and geared at kids ages 8-12! I loved reviewing the quickstart and first adventure for DnD Adventure Club and think this would be great for kids and for adult players who are new to D&D alike!
Before you even start playing a TTRPG with your kid, you want to make sure they’re going to be interested and invested. Here are some tips and ideas for how to set your game up to draw your kid’s attention from the start, help them feel seen and heard, and provide good story hooks to keep them sticking around.