Work with your team to establish yourselves as the heroes of Phatastopolis and save the day! This game was published as part of the Push JAM, and it uses the PUSH SRD.
Sodalitas is a TTRPG SRD that is designed for quick set up, easy comprehension, and fun gameplay with kids! It is well-suited both for playing with kids at home or running short sessions with an after school group, and it pairs up with a full set of 1-page premade adventures!
Critter Mech Squad is an animal rescue TTRPG that I made as part of the Caltrop Core 2 game jam! Save animals in need of help as you pilot your mechs through exciting environments and learn animal facts!
My kiddo will get VERY enthusiastic about rolling dice while we play and… half the time they end up across the room with the cat batting and chasing them under the couch. Here’s a few dice roller crafts that I’ve made with kiddo to help keep the dice on or near the table and help with tracking which ones to use!
I had a wonderful talk with Adam, about both Game to Grow, a non-profit organization that uses therapeutic gaming to help youth, and Critical Core, a 5e based game specifically designed for building social skills and confidence through gaming. This was a great chat, I learned quite a bit about educational gaming, and I am happy to share our discussion with you!
Gangs Jr. was my first foray into playing wargame style TTRPG’s, and it actually worked really well as an introduction for myself, in addition to being a lot of fun for my kid. We ran a very fun water balloon fight across a map covered in blocks and toys, and loved the simplified system for getting both a newcomer and a little one into a new type of gaming.
Jump Rangers is a full game system (complete with gear, a creature list, lore, characters, and stories) that plays out like an epic space opera! The storytelling was great, and kiddo loved using special powers to resolve some exciting scenes – go high and go far, Rangers!
Dino Riderz is another awesome game setting released by Family Fantasy RPG, this one focusing on… dinosaurs! The Family Fantasy RPG system is a tabletop role-playing game designed for all ages, stepping in difficulty depending on your child’s age and including lots of awesome additional activities to complete during these storybook style adventures!
As an adult, I sometimes have a hard time keeping track of all my spells both when I’m a player or when I’m a DM. There’s a bunch of weird names, specific casting rules and descriptions, spells lots, spell levels, etc. It can be even harder for kids, especially when they can’t read, so they need to at least sort of remember what they can do. Here are some tips to help with that!
To all the creators of kid’s TTRPG adventures, systems, podcasts, blogs, summer camps, workshops, maps, minis, and general mayhem – I want to help you get the word out on your cool projects!