Playing with Youngers: Expensive Buys

Treasure-seeking monster... But not a player, of course. The overlap between these Playing with Youngers posts and similar-age gaming has always been apparent to me, but many times the lessons of better design reveal themselves to me when running games for kids versus adults. For my Outschool DND adventures, I created a desert-theme Perilous Pyramid … Continue reading Playing with Youngers: Expensive Buys


Middle-Earth Adventures: Alt. Character Generation

Despite having... Middle-Earth Role-PlayingTolkien QuestMiddle-Earth QuestThe Lord of the Rings Roleplaying GameThe One Ring Roleplaying GameAdventures in Middle-Earth ...I still prefer the less weight-y games. That said, all of the above games contain interesting and inspirational content within. Anyway, this alternate character creation system for Middle-Earth Adventures smashes The One Ring (first edition) and Adventures … Continue reading Middle-Earth Adventures: Alt. Character Generation

Adventure Hour! – Character Primer

Min Is it pronounced "PRIME-r" or "PRIM-er"? Fight! The name "Dragonslayer Adventures" has been dropped in favor of "Adventure Hour!" Chris has been talking about Young Adventurer's Guide (my review here), which has me thinking of it again. Question: How should players, especially younger players, go about making a character in this game? (Ahem, rules … Continue reading Adventure Hour! – Character Primer