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Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 3)
We’ve reached the third and last installment of my end-of-year review and reflection of the after-school club’s activities. In this part I’ll talk a little about the observations I’ve made about the play of the various...
- Posted 718 days ago
Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 2)
In part 1 of my review of this year’s gaming activity at the after-school game club I run, I talked about the games we played over the course of the school year. In this installment I’m...
- Posted 726 days ago
Played “A Penny for my Thoughts” with the after-school club
Today we tried out Paul Tevis’s A Penny for My Thoughts at the gaming club and the students really liked it. The game was a little slow getting started, and like many of these games I...
- Posted 729 days ago
School of Hard Knocks Session #1 (The Bridge Troll)
The basic premise of our game is that the characters are all students at a private international/boarding school located in Kaiserswerth, which is a small suburb of Düsseldorf, Germany. The characters are all members of the...
- Posted 834 days ago
School of Hard Knocks – Dresden Files game set in Kaiserwerth, Germany
Character Creation We finished up most of the characters today for the after-school club’s Dresden Files RPG game today and I’m really impressed at how well the characters, setting, and the various aspects are gelling –...
- Posted 854 days ago
School is back in session
School is now back in session and that means the after-school gaming club starts up again tomorrow. First on our agenda is finishing up our Dresden Files RPG character creation session, including the shared stories and...
- Posted 863 days ago
Gaming with Kids: A High School Fiasco (the Apple Valley High Session)
I’ve run three games of Fiasco over the past three weeks at the after-school club, each of them a big hit with the high school students, so much so that we’ve actually had drop in players...
- Posted 909 days ago
Gaming with Kids: From D&D to Fiasco
It’s official, 4E D&D is a dead at the after-school gaming club. At the moment the students are really grooving on playing Fiasco – we’ve played three weeks in a row and I’ve had new kids...
- Posted 911 days ago
Gaming with Kids: We played some Fiasco and it was a big hit
Fresh off my games of Fiasco at IndieCon, I decided to teach the kids at the game club how to play it. We had five players, including myself. I let them choose the playset (they choose...
- Posted 924 days ago
Gaming with Kids: The Haunted Mine session (4E D&D)
My son decided to write his own adventure for the first session for our new father-son 4E Dungeons & Dragons games. He’s playing Demeter, an elf fighter (slayer) who uses a bow. I’m playing Nero Ironflagon,...
- Posted 949 days ago