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  •  How old are the kids?? The son's of a couple of (15+ / 0-)

    people in our group were introduced when they were around 12 years old.  Another co-player has been introducing his daughter to gaming (at the daughter's instigation) since she could talk.  She's now 8.  I've been playing on and off for little over 30 years now and the last 14 with a single core group.  The DM can fudge anything they like, it's their 'house'!!

    •  Gamera and Rodan (10+ / 0-)

      Our oldest is in college; our youngest is in 4th grade.  These days Gamera is more into doing online RP's and she doesn't do the tabletop gaming any more.

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      by quarkstomper on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 06:21:10 PM PDT

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      •  occurs to me that perhaps Little Rodan (8+ / 0-)

        might invite a friend or two to join that Party -- upon approval of the DM, of course.

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        by BlackSheep1 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:46:54 PM PDT

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      •  I am playing with my daughter, but she is only in (2+ / 0-)
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        second grade -- so it is more of a challenge.  I would have waited a few more years but she kept asking -- and she is not playing solo.

        In the last battle she took out the goblin spell caster by charging on her battle pony (she is a 3.5 edition druid) and managed to save the party at least two times.  I actually fudged the dice to keep the caster alive for plot purposes.  She had a great time.

        I do worry about the idea of teaching her that fighting is okay, but she has seen us play enough times that she probably already learned that "lesson" long ago.

      •  Keep the table top alive. . . (1+ / 0-)
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        if you can. There is nothing like face to face D&D or GURPS for that matter.

        I was a lifelong friend of E Gary Gygax. He was like a goofy kid when it was time to play right up until he died. Never lose that.

        My wife and daughter have a once a week campaign with some friends and now my five year old son is joining in. He drifts in and out as things spark his interest and so I have him run some NPCs to 'help' me with the DMing.

        I run a good deal of role playing with splashes of action.

        Some of the best times of my life have been gathered around a table somewhere adorned with pencils, paper and dice with friends all about solving a dilemma with wit and wile.

        I stop and think on Gary sometimes and how he taught a few generations how to play.

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        by Loraxe on Thu May 01, 2014 at 04:54:04 AM PDT

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