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A Six Step Plan for Introducing Kids to Tabletop RPGs

Introducing your kids, nieces and nephews, or other budding geeks to your geeky hobbies like role-playing games can be tricky. This handy plan lays out some simple steps to make RPGs fun for younger kids.

Courtesy of Ryan Carlson over at Geek Dad, the six-step primer covers topics like simplifying the rules, varying task difficulty, fun character creation ideas, and ensuring there are adequate opportunities for in-game success. Hit up the link below for the full guide. Have a RPG-introduction success story or tip to share? Add to the conversation in the comments below.

Running an Introductory Roleplaying Game for Kids [GeekDad]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/28/12

Comments (2)

  1. Ryan

    I wonder if this would work with my adult friends.

  2. ajhk

    That’s exactly what Jimmy Savile said to Gary Glittler

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