I’m here with a special bonus post because I came across something important that lots of people need to see. Steph over at TTRPG Kids wrote up a post about safety tools for gaming with kids. This topic is important for every gaming table, and Steph does a great job of breaking it down for younger audiences.
If you haven’t thought of using safety tools with kids, this is your guide for doing so. Mostly, though, I think people are resistant to safety tools in general because it seems like a lot of work or like gaming groups won’t be able to do it productively. If little kids can do it, though, anyone can. Steph points out Consent in Gaming by Monte Cook Games which is a very excellent (and free!) resource and Steph does a great job of showing how to personalize it.
Anyways, this is just another reminder to use safety tools at your table and a shout out to Steph for a great summary.
I’m here today with a very special interview with fellow RPG blogger Steph C! Steph writes the blog TTRPG Kids which I just love and I think she has a lot to say about gaming with kids. See for yourself!
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I’m here today with an awesome game from Nerdburger Games (the same company as Capers, Die Laughing, and Good Strong Hands). This time it’s slightly lighter fare, a game that is suitable for kids and kids-at-heart with adaptable mechanics for telling the sort of stories you might see from, say, someone with the surname Henson. Allow me to introduce Felt, Friendship, and Feelings.
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I’m reposting an older review again since life continues to overwhelm, this time reminding you about the fun diceless RPG Golden Sky Stories. This is a great RPG for kids with low amounts of physical fighting, it’s beautifully presented, and also has images of small scenes of nature. As spring launches officially it’s good to have an outlet to revel in that sort of thing.
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I’m reposting an older review today that might be relevant for those in the Northern Hemisphere headed into spring. The Warren is a game about playing bunnies and surviving together, something that’s just as relevant in this moment as the changing seasons.
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I’m always on the lookout for new RPGs suitable for kids, and I’m also always looking for RPGs with a different set of assumptions to D&D. Golden Sky Stories is both, a youth-centered RPG where fighting isn’t the focus or even something to expect. It’s a beautiful RPG with some great potential, so let’s dive in and see what it’s about!
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I’ve written before about gaming with kids, it’s something that I’ve loved doing as a father. The Little Mephling loves playing games of make believe in all varieties from My Little Pony and No Thank You, Evil! to a games we’ve made up together like Adventure Game and a Cypher-inspired game I made for him based on PJ Masks. Today, I want to talk about a few more really great options for gaming with kids in case you, like me, are still home every day with increasingly antsy kids.
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I’ve been playing games now with the Little Mephling for a while. I started out with a game of my own creation, then switched to No Thank You, Evil! when he was a little older. Most recently he’s become obsessed with My Little Pony so I took a chance on the Tails of Equestria RPG and I’m here today to tell you that it was a good thing I did.
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Something near and dear to my heart is gaming that includes kids. This is entirely self-serving as I have two kids at home and I’d like to grow up gaming with them. RPGs are for everyone and that includes young players, though that also covers those who don’t want to play a bloodthirsty vampire or a violent warrior. Here you’ll find some of the posts I’ve made about games that fit that mold, games that you can play with the whole family!
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When I kickstarted the game Star Crossed from Bully Pulpit Games, I got the chance to add a few interesting items from their catalog to my order. Among their games I saw an interesting gem called The Warren: “a tabletop role-playing game about intelligent rabbits trying to make the best of a world filled with hazards, predators and, worst of all, other rabbits.” Immediately wanting to know more, I added it and found it interesting and unique. I didn’t have time to review it when I got it but now that Netflix’s series Watership Down has started to show up in my feed, it reminded me that this is a game that deserves some attention.
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