It seems to be Kid’s week out there…
Definitely inspired me to make time for a session with the kids at the weekend! It’s been a little while since we’ve managed to play, given the busy lives we all seem to lead, but it was a blast!
I ran a skill challenge I had prepared around purchasing horses, something my pony-mad daughter had been wanting to do ‘in-game’ all the way from their first adventure. It went pretty well, and got some good role-playing going – and there was great delight when after the bartering was done, I pulled out their new horse minis from Stuffer Shack to give them!
The best bit is that they only had enough gold to buy riding ponies for the party, but what they really want is warhorses – especially my daughter’s Eladrin beastmaster ranger, who has discovered that the horse dealer has a ‘Fey bloodline warhorse’ for sale – but she can’t afford it! So now they’re rushing round Fallcrest looking for adventure rumours, so they can get out there, smack some orcs, and come back with enough treasure to afford more horses – talk about easy motivation!!
Then they stumbled upon a River Rats mugging in Low-town and pitched in to help (got to cater to my son’s appetite: “it isn’t a D&D session unless there’s at least one battle!”). This was their first ‘non-dungeon’ fight, and it was quite classic afterwards:
DM Dad: “So, what next then?”
Kids: “We go back to the Silver Unicorn for dinner. I hope there’s roast pork tonight!”
DM Dad: “What, so you just leave the bodies there then?”
Kids: “Yes! Oh, I suppose the guards might come along and think we’re murderers …”
I’m loving it 🙂