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Posted by: reids on Oct 12, 2009 at 03:02:50 PM
The roleplaying adventure between my seven year old stepson and I continues!
Joseph heads bravely toward the castle ahead of him, Darby yipping in Spanish at his heels. He sees the ninja cat Li’l Buddy darting across the path ahead as he and Darby cross the drawbridge.
Two armored knights stand next to the closed doors. Their helmets obscure their faces.
“Excuse me,” Joseph says, “can I go inside?”
“You must be Joseph!” One of the knights says, his voice sounding like it comes from the bottom of a barrel. “Your mother is expecting you. Go on in!”
Joseph cheers and runs through the doors into the castle. Inside, he finds a beautiful gold and marble ballroom lit by stunning stained-glass windows. Two golden thrones are at the head of the room,...
Posted by: reids on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:52:19 AM
My seven-year-old stepson Joseph and I have continued our storytelling and roleplaying adventures the last few nights. You can see the backstory and first session here. We’re both having a lot of fun with it; I didn’t begin with a firm plot in mind, but it has solidified the more I’ve thought about it during the most recent sessions. His ideas and choices have been innovative and oftentimes downright hilarious for us both. And Joseph begs me to continue each night, even after we reach the decision point at the nightly cliffhanger. An unexpected (and welcome!) side effect is that he now asks if it’s time to go to bed, sometimes an hour before bedtime, where in the past bedtime was a nightly struggle. That alone makes storytime worth it!
When we last left our hero, he had come home...
Posted by: reids on Sep 29, 2009 at 11:36:05 AM
Last night I began my first forays into roleplaying with my seven-year-old stepson Joseph. My blog for the next few, well, however long it takes will chart our adventures together and hopefully give some of you gamers with kids out there ideas on how to engage your own children.
I didn’t start Joseph out with anything hard-core. Heck, I didn’t even start out with D&D, which my fiancée might have taken exception to. There were no miniatures or dice or maps involved. There were no character sheets or stats. There weren’t even any rules. If anything, it bore more in similarity with a choose-your-own-adventure book (which I loved as a kid) than a standard roleplaying game.
Baby steps, baby steps. Build it, and the D&D will come.
So last night when I tucked Joseph in at 8:30 for bed,...