It was "mini-con" this past weekend at the Brannan household.
Saturday my oldest son played old school Traveller and had some of the crappiest dices rolls in the history of dice. He was disappointed, but not in the rolls themselves but he was looking forward to playing rather than rolling up characters.
Saturday evening was Ghosts of Albion at EN World Game day. I didn't have a full roster so I invited him to come along (my youngest had a friend spending the night). He played William Swift, Protector of Albion. He did a great job. He thought I had made the character especially for him! Everyone else had a great time and it was great to run Blight one last time. It dis give me some ideas for new adventures and maybe even a hook to bring my boys into this game.
Sunday was D&D 4: Keep on the Shadowfell with the kid's group. The group agreed to take out the Kobold lair for the nice price of 100gp each. The got past the kobold ambush and the kobolds outside the lair, but they have not gone it yet. The kids did great really. They are learning to work together more and that is a good thing. I have a couple of players that want to retrain or swap out some feats. It is a generally accepted house rule here (and at the games my son and three of the other players play at) that you can make "free" modifications to your character to better suit you, the party or whatever. My youngest is playing a Bard, he is thinking he wants to add a little bit of warlock to that and maybe rearrange his stats for a better Dex. My oldest is playing a Paladin multiclassed with Warlord, which works, but he did this thinking we would not have any "Leader" types. With my youngest now playing a Bard (instead of his usual ranger) and one of the others playing a cleric, he wants to drop the Warlord in favor of Sorcerer, his other favorite class. So the idea is that he had some military training (was Warlord, now it will be more of a background) and during his adventures the stress of combat has awakened the Celestial Dragon blood in his veins and now he can call on Dragon magic. It works. I still need to talk to the other players too to see if they want to make any alterations.
The kids' 4e Group still doesn't have a name of their own yet. In the game they are called the Heroes of Winterhaven. Though in the arc a better name for them would be Death's Champions; though that sounds darker than it is supposed too (they will be making sure that that Death and Life are saved from Orcus). They have an unknown ally in the form of a mysterious girl named Nera and one of the Arch Dukes of Hell will offer his aid as well. 'Enemy of my Enemy" and all. Should be a great time!