Review: Coinsides spinner, dice alternative!

Last year, I entered a Coinsides Adventure Sparks game jam and won a very cool dice spinner! We’ve found it to be a really cool option that kiddo has had a lot of fun messing with during our games – check out here for some of the awesome stuff it can do and how it can offer an easier to keep track of, non-choking hazard dice alternative for games with or around young players!

Review of Hairy Shanks, a rune-base TTRPG about wonderfully wild characters

Hairy Shanks is a tabletop RPG about playing as a chaotic little hairy creature who draws power from the runes within them. Using only spatial randomization mechanics it’s super accessible for new and young TTRPG players, and it was a great game to check out!

Launching June 2024 on Crowdfundr: TTRPGkids Solarpunk Summer Pop-Up Shop!

TTRPGkids is funding the site for the next year while offering up four solarpunk themed games, educational game sponsorships, and more as rewards! Check it out to get discounts on new releases, pick up some fun perks, and support the resource!

Interview with Shelly Mazzanoble, D&D curriculum creator and senior brand manager at Wizards of the Coast

While at SXSW EDU 2024, I had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk with Shelly Mazzanoble about D&D in the classroom!  Check out our chat here to learn about Shelly’s XP at Wizards of the Coast and see what educational resources she’s been part of making!!

Review revisit: Little But Fierce (D&D 5e for kids + 2 years of expansions)

Today’s review is a revisit of Little But Fierce! Since it released, Little But Fierce has had four new expansions come out that have really changed the game and give some new options for play! I’m excited to take another look at this awesome game, and congrats to LBF on the 2 year anniversary!

Shifting from “educational” to “classroom ready” TTRPGs

With a wider community acceptance of the idea that games provide players with benefits to skill development, many publishers are releasing educational TTRPGs.  However, for these games to be widely accepted in a classroom setting and to actually be accessible to educators who are stretched on time and resources, it’s important to make sure that your game is not just educational but that it’s also classroom ready.