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HUZZAH!!! I got the kids to play!!! 
3rd-Aug-2005 12:52 pm
MIP Sith
So my nephew (11) and niece (5)...both belong to my sister-in-law... were over today and I knew about it in advance. So I planned to play the DnD Basic game...with a few changes (making more iconic 1st level PCs that also have DnD minis made of them...Mialee, Tordek, Ialdabode, Krusk, Kerwyn, and Jozan...using my mad photoshop skills)...and success.

Although they were only over long enough to go through the first two rooms, they truly didn't want to stop playing.

My father-in-law only need them watched for a short time and when he showed up there was a resounding "awww man!!!...". :D

When we started I just layed the dice out on the table and the character sheets. The nephew dug through them tossing aside all the humans. LOL! He wound up picking Eberk. My daughter chose Mialee, and we suggested for my niece to play Lidda (because Lidda looks like a little girl).

The first treasure chest was found, with the Baron's ring in it. They didn't find the trap on it though, so "Lidda" sprung it by opening the chest. I rolled randomly on the trap chart and it came up to be a stink trap. Everyone made their fortitude save so I told them it smelled like bad gas.

All 3 kids, as if on cue, put their shirts up to cover their noses.

So I mentioned to my nephew; "ask your mother if it would be alright to come back over this weekend and we can play some more". I also showed him how the dungeon sets up for this.

3rd-Aug-2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
I've had really good luck with my 7 year old and D&D too. He's cleared an entire dungeon. :)
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3rd-Aug-2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah the 5 year old is pretty young, but my daughter and her get along really well and my daughter took the initiative to help her with things.
3rd-Aug-2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
My cousin (8) is the son of the biggest geek in and the man almost entirely responsible for my geeky habits outside of the video gaming world. (It was actually two of my uncles that got me involved in D&D, way back in the day, but that's a different story. ;D) In any case, his son is learning just about everything there is to learn about geekdom. TV shows, computer usage/games, CCG's, obscure games nigh-extinct.

I don't think he's quite gotten up to the D&D level as of yet, but give him some time, and he'll soon be there. :) It doesn't help that his mother doesn't want him to partake in all of this, so it's based soley on my uncle.

>:D Geeks and gamers created young, that is the only way. It is the path I took and it is the path taken by the youngest of my family. Soon it shall be the next generation of the family and the cycle shall begin anew! YES!
3rd-Aug-2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Cool getting the kids into it. Good to work on their imagination and creative problem solving.

I like your nephew's taste; Eberk is my favorite of the iconics. Non-fighter Dwarves are fun to play. I played a crazy Dwarven Wizard for a while. He was reckless and always wanted to be in front. He'd run up to the enemies and Burning Hands followed by some melee. He didn't die either, I had to quit the game due to scheduling problems.
3rd-Aug-2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Way to go. I remember watching it played by the boys in elementary school (and wanting to play so bad but they didn't like me so I never got to). And that was about 7-11.
4th-Aug-2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
Another generation corrupted! :-) I got my son and his friend started when they were both 11. I got my son the basic set for Xmas, and he was reading the book during a family Xmas event, when my whacky born-again sister-in-law said "That game is Satanic!" My son, true to for, replied "Well duh!"

They still hasn't gotten the ideas of checking for traps, listening at doors, casting spells, etc.
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