Bills coming up:
Check paypal on Feb 1st.
Check Chase on Jan 20th
12th of each month - 26$
until March 2018, 70$ barclay on the 19th
My son's turning 3 on April 1 (as are Anne McCaffery and Chip Delany), so my imaginary play with him is pre-roleplaying, but it's consistently interesting to think about how "let's pretend" relates to the RPGs I played when I was 10, or 17, or 34.
One of my wife & I's parent-friends has begun playing in my regular D&D campaign, and brings her 5-year-old son. He's very interested in what goes on, but I haven't been able to integrate him very well (we often have 10-12 other adult players, so my attention as a DM is stretched pretty thin!) When we first started playing, he reacted really strongly to the speaking-for-your-character:
MOM: I am a dragon-hatched samurai...
SON: No you're not!
MOM: I kick down the door and draw my sword...
SON: No you don't!
which I guess means we didn't do a very good job of explaining what the game was like!
I just joined your community. I think this is just such a great idea. My son LOVES role playing games. As a family, we play from time to time but I was thinking of maybe setting up a kid's club in my community so that he could meet other kids who might be interested in playing. Has anyone tried this? If so, do you have any organizing tips? Some were meant to rule and some were meant to wonder how all that ruling stuff actually gets done. Sadly, I'm in the wondering category. I think it would have to be in a public setting to allay any parental fears. Maybe a public library, cafe, or comic shop would work. Maybe I should contact his school and see if they would be open to hosting a game club. I kind of have my doubts about this since so many people still carry bizarre superstitions and prejudices that stretch way back to the d&d urban myths of the 70's. Is it best to include adults, exclude them entirely, or insist they be accompanied by a child? I wonder what else I need to consider.
Ok. I might as well just come out and say it: HELP! heh