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Posted by: Hippolyte on Sep 3, 2012 at 11:44:27 AM
I feel that I have already spoiled the plot, but I here present the children’s journals for the adventure thus far. We are in the middle of preparing for a speech contest, so I did not assign the journals as homework as previously intended but rather had them quickly write something at the end of class. (I told them that children who wrote quickly and fully, their characters would get a free attack on the Crab Monsters. Those who fooled around with their classmates instead of working, their characters would be bitten freely by the Crab Monsters.)
Someone Ate My House! by Sunny.
When I woke up, there was a big hole in my wall. I think someone ate a big chunk of my cookie house. I wanted to make a jelly protection for my house. I fixed my house perfectly, but I am not sure about my...
Posted by: Hippolyte on Sep 3, 2012 at 04:54:19 AM
Here are the children's paper miniatures which they made for their characters. I also had them make some miniatures for the Crab Monsters which they found when they investigated the tunnel opening near Phantom and Handswrod's now leaning tower.
Luna the Enchantress, played by Alice.
Luna from the backside as she goes to visit Panny in her bamboo grove.
The other two girls decided that they would rather portray their characters with symbolic icons on such small miniatures. Sunny played by Elly, and Panny the Panda played by Sunny.
Luke the Cannoneer (played by Harry), Phantom the Wizard (played by Brian) and Handsword the Puffling (played by Kevin).
The Crab Monsters lurking in the tunnels underneath the town. Some are scary, some are cute and some are delicious....
Posted by: Hippolyte on Aug 27, 2012 at 05:11:49 AM
Luna decided that she would use her mind-controlling bracelet to instruct a mouse to wander around the bamboo grove conspicuously and then run back to her once it spotted anyone suspiciously hungry and violent. She asked Pani to help her because Pani can talk with animals. Luna rolled and easily dominated a mouse. However it took Pani a couple of rolls to make the mouse understand what they wanted it to do.
Meanwhile Sunny had repaired her house. Now what will you do? “I will wait, and if someone eats a hole it again, I will repair it again.” Will you just keep doing that? “No, I will cover the wall will some kind of jelly that looks like jelly, but it will protect the house.” Perhaps it will actually taste yucky? “No, it will allow only me to pass...
Posted by: Hippolyte on Aug 25, 2012 at 12:49:17 AM
The sun was shining today, so I figured it would be a good chance to sit outside at the café and make a dungeon master's screen for my children. I think they might also enjoy making their own customized screens.
Posted by: Hippolyte on Aug 22, 2012 at 04:08:57 AM
The children finally got to play their characters and begin an adventure. We had less than fifteen minutes at the end of class, but I was able to set the stage. They seemed to enjoy it and laughed good naturedly at each of their misfortunes.
Phantom, you wake up and you tumble out of bed. Your whole bedroom floor is tilted dramatically. What do you do? “I go downstairs.” Roll to see if you notice anything else. 3 on a d20? Nay.
Luke the Cannoneer, I see that there is a swimming pool in
Posted by: Hippolyte on Jun 28, 2012 at 03:09:07 PM
One of the girl students in my English class clearly ought to be the dungeon master! Here is her description of a fantastic place.
“First of all, my imaginary city is very big and surrounded by glass. There are crystals in the glass instead of stars. My city is in the sky, so one of the characters should be able to fly.
“In the city there are many buildings and rooms for people who come. I really love SHINee, so I made all of the things about SHINee. The main building has rooms with names associated with SHINee, such as Amigo and Ring Ding Dong. In this way, there are many rooms and their names are all the names of albums or group members.
“There is a magical tree in my imaginary city. Magical fruit will grow on it. When you cut that fruit, there are many different...
Posted by: Hippolyte on Jun 23, 2012 at 01:21:01 AM
Fantasy for children needs to be more eclectic and zanier than the grounded worlds in which adults roleplay. Even Sharn, the city of towers, seems too dark and limited for the carefree imagination of children. (Or perhaps I myself am too grounded to present Eberron as an amazing place.) I decided then to give the children free rein to design different parts of their own world.
The students were very excited by the idea and immediately divided themselves into small groups according to their mutual interests. The first two times in class, I just let them draw pictures and talk freely. Then I assigned some short writing as homework.
Here is what one girl wrote: “My imaginary place is made of many kinds of candy. In the middle, there is a river which tastes like iced...
Posted by: Hippolyte on May 28, 2012 at 06:42:32 PM
I have decided to attempt my original intention in this campaign, which was to build the mechanics of the characters behind the scenes using the rules of the Fourth Edition. The children will play their characters with only their notes and sketches. When they want to do something, I will adjudicate it using their powers and statistics and sometimes page 42 from the Dungeon Master’s Guide. This will allow considerable reflavouring of the rules to better match their conceits, and this will prevent the children from becoming distracted by rules and needless details.
Handsword will be an Eladrin Assault Swordmage. This will allow him to "fly" using teleportation, use his sword like a gun with occasional ranged attacks. He will also have the Sidh Lord Theme to allow him to turn...
Posted by: Hippolyte on May 13, 2012 at 01:51:46 AM
Here are four more children’s characters. Next week I hope to scan and upload a couple of the portraits drawn by the children.
One girl wrote, “My character’s name is Panny. She is a panda. She wears a panda hairband, shorts and a watch. She also has long hair. Her personality is strange. When she is happy, she is very nice and cute, but she becomes angry, she is very strong and hits other people. She is a little bit fat. Her abilities are strong, and she throws pieces of bamboo at her enemies.
Posted by: Hippolyte on May 10, 2012 at 10:14:38 PM
Here are some of the promised journals which the children wrote to introduce their characters. The first one is the work of one of the shier boys.
“My character’s name is Handsword. One of his hands is a sword. He can change it into anything he wants. The sword can change into a soldier. When his enemies are far away, his sword can change into a gun and hit them. He is very strong. He can fly very fast. He can fly faster than an airplane, so he is very agile.”
The second one is by the cleverest girl: “I will tell many things about my character now. Her name is Luna. Her origin is the moon. She is very pretty and skinny, and she has long hair and wings. She is cold, but she likes to sing very much. She can fly, sing and attack with moonlight and stars....