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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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