Comments on 2009-08-19 Textwall

Für Reden Gilt: Man darf über alles Reden, aber nicht über 20 Minuten.

Für Texte gilt in etwa: Man darf über alles schreiben, aber nicht über eine Doppelseite.

Der Vergleich zieht natürlich nur, wenn es um ein klar umrissenes Thema gehen soll. Aber ein Abenteuer, bzw. eine Location fällt da sicher drunter. Ich würde hier auch 2 Doppelseiten für akzeptabel halten: 1 für Karte und Stats, eine für Abenteuerliches. Es gibt aber Minimalisten, die letzteres schon im ersten sehen. Dann stimmt mein “schlauer Spruch” auch wieder.

– Harald Wagener 2009-08-20 11:01 UTC

I have no idea what y’all are saying, but I saw you link to the one page adventures, and I’ve absolutely loved reading through those. I’m eager for my daughter to return from DC, so I can play another Dungeon Squad adventure with her through a one-pager.

LionKimbro 2009-08-21 00:40 UTC

ehe, I don’t really follow the german stuff either, nor all the RPG discussions to be honest, but it does bring back memories and after seeing this post I started looking for rpg for kids, I recently bought Faery’s Tales and Monster Island from firefly looking into Dungeon squad!

– PierreGaston 2009-08-21 05:30 UTC

Heh. I find spending time with kids difficult enough. I’m always at a loss: What to do with them now? And after you’re done, what then? They’re always right there, wanting more. It feels like social vampirism. :)

In this context a roleplaying game is a source of endless gaming, and it automatically adapts to the current situation of the kids. It’s impossible to outgrow. That’s a pretty cool property.

As for which games to use, I don’t know. I’ve also bought Faery’s Tale but ended up not using it with the kids. If I remember correctly, one has to pick particular feats at character creation, and I thought the long list of things to pick from a bit daunting, both to choose from and to explain to the kids.

AlexSchroeder 2009-08-21 07:55 UTC

Sakura (8) and I (32) have played Dungeon Squad twice, (using the two adventures on the DS! companion) and she (& I) had a wonderful time each time. We have also played Shadows several times, which she always enjoys.

The nice thing about DS is that it’s very simple, and yet its easy to map to “full grown” adventures. I will be surprised if, when she is 14 or 15, I am not playing as a character in her adventures, in AD&D v5.0 or 6.0 or whatever it is by then.

I haven’t run a game with her and her friends at the same time yet, but I look forward to assembling some of these one page dungeons for them.

Yes, they always want to play more. “Social vampires,” indeed.

I think I’m going to put into the next game a pack of kids that always say “please please please, play with us, play with us, play with us, please please please.”

LionKimbro 2009-08-21 21:05 UTC

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