So our party have just finished The Reavers of Harkenwold. We thoroughly enjoyed that! Next campaign we're going to do is the campaign from the Monster Vault, but my fiance has written his own short adventure to play in the intrim called 'Creepy Crawlies'! Really looking forward to playing that!!
It's his first real attempt at writing his own adventure, so he's a little nervous about it, & working hard as we speak on the finishing touches ready for play tomorrow evening! I can't wait to see what he's got in store for us - though a little nervous myself hahaa!! Should be good fun though giving it a go!
Our little adventuring party is going really well Consisting of myself, my 23 year old brother & my two daughters aged 9 & 7! The girls are really coming on in leaps & bounds with the game. They're needing less & less help as time goes on with eash session. They're deciding for themselves which powers to use & when - & making really good decisions! My youngest is getting better at determining which mods to add to her rolls, & adding them up all by her little self! She's actually doing loads better with the mental arithmatic side of it than my 9 year old - who often uses a calculator!!
I have to say though, in this day & age raising children, you're always getting told left right & center the importance of quality time with your children, the importance of play, how it has valuable life lessons & makes them feel secure & all the rest of it. Well I have discovered - what can be better than this!! I seriously highly reccomend it as a great family activity! It brings you all together round the table, having conversations & more importantly having fun!
The kids are also learning on so many levels too; Maths - adding mods to rolls, subtracting HP when they're hurt, all the necessary adjustments when levelling up etc. They also learn to listen, to great stories, & take part & make decisions in these great stories. The abilties to chose wisely, for example when choosing new powers. The abilty to asess different situations & determine the right course of action. Of course there are many strong moral lessons that often run through these types of adventures too - the difference between right & wrong!
There's so much more too!! I think I'll write a future blog more about this, & I may even take this further too! I really think it's something for families to be aware of as another form of family activity & educational play! Watch this space!