Monday, November 14, 2011

Give the gift of Adventure! Part 2

I think my intentions for my last post were not 100% clear.  I am going to blame the antihistamines and try it again with a  different point of view.

This holiday season I'd like to challenge the members of the Old School Community (and the New School and No School ones as well) to give a gift of your favorite game.  It really doesn't matter which one to be honest.
The only requirements are you need to give it to a kid who has not played before, or who has only played a little, and then promise them you will show them how to play.

So pick the D&D 4E boxed set or the Pathfinder one.
OR for the normal audience of this blog, pick a game from the OSR and give it to them.

My favorites are Labyrinth Lord, Basic Fantasy RPG and Spellcraft & Swordplay.  Order them now so you can have the print version in time to give.

Speaking of which DriveThruRPG is running a special this week on Teach Your Kids to Game.  There are a ton of great games here, many of which are not even discussed int he OSR realm or in the 4E/Pathfinder realms.
Here are some of the ones they suggested that I have reviewed in the past.
Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Roleplaying Beyond the Yellow Brick Road - great game and available in softcover.
Cartoon Action Hour 2 - great easy game to learn and a great hook, play your favorite cartoon!
Cat - John Wick has been putting out some fun little games lately.  Cat might be one of my favorites.  Play a cat and fight monsters.
DC Adventures - what kid today doesn't like super heroes? And why not play the greatest super heroes in the world!
Meddling Kids - Got younger kids?  Maybe ones that like to watch shows with kids solving mysteries with their animal side kick?  Then this is the game for you!
Witch Girls Adventures - great game for kids that love magic, wizards and monsters.

These are ones I have known about but have not reviewed yet.
Toy War - grab some toys and play!
Faery's Tale - an excellent game that I really need to review.
Kids, Castles & Caves - I have this, but have not read it yet.  Looks great for younger kids.

So here are my questions.
Where are some good places to give games for those of you that don't have kids of your own?
What other ideas do you have to give the gift of gaming to others?

1 comment:

Christopher Heard said...

I don't think I'd recommend DC Adventures for kids; the M&M 3E ruleset is not particularly easy to learn. My own kids (13 and 8) did not take much to it. ICONS (Adamant Entertainment), on the other hand, is more rules-light and very fun for both of them.