Category Archives: DM for Kids

The Amber Pendant

A new fantasy artist on the block … I’ve posted before about the 4E solo campaign I’m running occasionally (very occasionally as it happens…. doesn’t life just get in the way!!) for my son, called the Amber Pendant. His character … Continue reading

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Down the River

A really fun encounter in my ‘solo’ campaign session with my son today. His character, with a few accomplices, is travelling down-river on a merchant’s barge in pursuit of some nefarious folk who have stolen an ancient artefact known only … Continue reading

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The First 13th Age Session

As highlighted in a previous post, a couple of weeks ago I ran my first ever session of the 13th Age Roleplaying Game. We’d had a blast creating new characters, with all the interaction and shared story creation promised by … Continue reading

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Start of a new Campaign!!

Phew, can you see the cobwebs here … Time for a broom! Things have been very slow of late on this site, but in the background I’ve been ticking along with a few things. On the role-playing front, as I … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Moral Qualms?

In our last but one session of the Amber Tower campaign, the PCs arrived in the Seven-Pillared Hall (we’re playing through Thunderspire Labyrinth at the moment). After quite of bit of interaction and role-playing the party headed off to the … Continue reading

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D&D: The 40th Anniversary

According to Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World, a history of wargaming and role-playing games, January the 26th 2014 is┬áthe date to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of the world’s oldest and most popular role-playing game!! … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Remember, they’re still kids…

So summer is pretty much over now here in the UK as the evenings draw in rapidly, and temperatures start to fade. The kids are back at school after a great holiday period, so life has returned to the school/homework/sport/activity … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: Session Prep

So the first session of my Summer Holiday (Monday) Weekly Game Night challenge has been and gone. As I previously mentioned, I only had one session pre-prepped before I began the challenge, and there are 5 more potential sessions before … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: The Weekly Game Challenge!

I’ve never run a weekly game! There, I’ve said it! It’s unfortunately the honest truth. My DMing experience back in college/university days was always in ‘burst mode’: we’d have a few sessions in a short space of time, followed by … Continue reading

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DM for Kids: The Eyes have it!

As I’ve mentioned several times over the last six months or so, the Amber Tower campaign, my 4E game with my kids, has stalled somewhat. It’s not to say we’re not enjoying it, the kids are as keen as ever … Continue reading

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