- Apr 28, 2018
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Thank you, man! I might be forming a new group, though, with all the kids...Good luck, I feel you.
And that is actually the biggest thing I've been doing lately: running a game for the boys as well. Until now, they've been too young, too easily distractable, and too immersed in a world of distractions.
So I got them while we were at the mountain retreat. Sure, they still had phones to distract them...but those phones need recharging at times. And sometimes it rains.
What does a Referee do to attract new players? Why, I waited until the phones were charging, and offered them to run a game for them, which is like the game they've been playing! (There was some kind of mouse in it which guards some kind of portal and you've got to collect cheese and keys. I don't know the details, but I've been running games for over 20 years...you think I can improvise something from there?)
Bottom line, my boys played their first session at 5 and 4 years old, respectively. Getting them while they're young has worked for so many other hobbies, why not for roleplaying as well?
The ruleset? Ah yes, there was one, but it was FKR-inspired...and we didn't have dice, due to an oversight on my side. So we used cards instead (I removed the face cards, turning them into 2 decks of 1-10 results...so basically, a d100).