Red and blue potion

Tips and Tricks: Using Mini-Games in TTRPG’s for kids (ages 2-5)!

When playing TTRPG’s with my kid, one of the most effective ways that I found to help keep interest was to have some mini-games ready to mix things up if role-play started to get stale OR to replace dice mechanics.  These mini-game ideas are fun, easy, and educational – I hope they help with your games!
Princesses of the Pizza Parlor - part 1

TTRPGkids BOOK review: Princesses of the Pizza Parlor

Princesses of the Pizza Parlor by Maikel Yarimizu is the story of and uncle running a tabletop role playing game for his niece and her tween friends.  It’s a fun tale that follows their character’s adventures in the game… and the drama between the players outside of the game as they navigate their friendships.  I enjoyed the read, and I hope you and your kids do too!

TTRPGkids Featured Projects – Banda’s Grove: The Quantum Convergence of Campgrounds

Banda’s Grove is a community building camp adventure that encourages creativity, cooperation, and exploration! Please, check it out for an awesome journey with your kids, your family, and your friends.
Mages and Macrophages

TTRPGkids game review: Mages & Macrophages by Ampersand RPG

I got to try out Mages & Macrophages!  This is a FULL game kit that comes with everything needed (DM screen, minis, maps, dice, character sheets, item tokens, and more) to really just sit down and immediately start playing a game. PLUS it has 5e compatible simplified rules that took maybe 5 minutes to understand.  I was really excited to try this out, and I had a great time playing this with my family!
5e cheat sheets

TTRPGkids Featured Projects: Class Cheat Sheets for 5e

These cheat sheets look like a great way to help 5e players, new and experienced, and especially kids, to plan and understand their 5e characters – everything is laid out and explained on one sheet, with graphics to help with quickly identifying different sections! Check out the Kickstarter if you are thinking of trying out 5e with your kids!
Secret Nerd Podcast

Interview: Navaar of Secret Nerd Podcast

I had an awesome chat with Navaar, creator of Secret Nerd Podcast, a diverse interview show about different experiences with TTRPG’s.  As a father of three toddlers, Navaar offered some great insight about concerns that parents may have when starting TTRPG’s with their young kids and some great questions about next steps.  We were able to do a little bit of a reverse interview and hopefully address some of the, probably very common, considerations that parents, teachers, and caregivers make when starting to introduce TTRPG’s to their children.