We’ve been playing D&D with the kids the last few weeks. peaseblossom
has been posting the session summaries
, and yes we have been working our way through Keep on the Shadowfell
of which we have three more encounters to go.
Gaming with the family is going pretty good, so I’m pretty sure we’re going to keep it up. The kids enjoy it, and I both Peaseblossom and myself are having a lot of fun gaming with me. And yes, I’m greatly aware of the amusement value many of my friends are getting from the fact I’m running D&D.
I’m going to offer the kids the chance to start new characters after this adventure. I know the boy is greatly enamored by the many options available to him (he’s currently in love with a Ranger variant he read in some book while hanging around Borders, it involves beast companions). The starchild is a little harder, she really likes her Warlord, even if it is a really hard class for her to play.
The advantage of starting fresh is I can actually craft more of a campaign. Nentir valley is okay, but maybe not my cup of tea.
We’ve discovered that the best formula for both kids is one combat encounter and one skill challenge and/or roleplaying scene a night. Anything more than that and the starchild really starts to fade. Two combats are usually too much for her. Both kids also really like humor -- the boy especially as it fits his image of a Rouge. And kobolds - For some reason the starchild really wants more encounters with kobolds.
According to this post
it seems like this is the model for Wizard’s D&D Encounters, but since it seems I need an RPGA number for that I’m not sure how to get my hands on any to tell.
Gaming with the kids has also interested me in other gaming as well. I need to find some folks to run Gumshoes or something else interesting as well.
Next step, plan a campaign. I’m thinking some sort of area where the Feywild, Shadowfell and Elemental Chaos all blend together. With a giant river.