Chatty: So sweetie, do you want to try making a story like I do with Nico?
Rory: Yes Daddy! I’m going to be Cartain the Warrior Princess that can summons many many many faerie friends! They are all like me!
Okay, so how do we start this?
Well, I’m wearing a beautiful blue blouse… except its a bit dirty.
Because you like to fight so much?
Yeah, Cartain is not always a nice girl.
Okay, what else?
I have a glowing tiara and also a nice skirt… but its also dirty. Start the story daddy.
All right, so you are eating your dinner in the castle when someone knocks at the door.
I call all my faerie friends and we draw our swords!
(Rory does NOT share Nico’s gameplay it seems.)
Chatty: Why do you do that?
Rory: Because its a Dinosaur!
Okay, so the door slams open and a big dinosaur roars!
We kill it with our swords!
Okay, you and all your friends surround the dinosaur and kill it dead. A message falls off, its from the evil gnome wizard Ratintin.
Yeah, he makes dinosaur capsules that he hides and they become Dinosaurs after 1 full day!
That’s quite an ingenious plan… The message tells you that he hid some capsules in the city and that you need to find them before they grow. Are you ready to go and help the city?
Daddy… your story scares me.
(Duh? She creates the dinosaur, kills it, then invents where they come from and now she’s scared of the story… Woah… I was a bit lost. Maybe she was scared I’d start describing what would happen if she failed to arrive in time.)
Chatty: Okay, lets forget about the Dinosaur pills. Lets say that some dogs found them and ate them.
Yeah! When you eat them, the pills don’t work and no dinosaur come out.
Perfect! Are you still scared?
No daddy, I’m good now, can I go to sleep?
Sure you can… I’ll stay with you a few more minutes. Good night sweety.
Good night Daddy.
Rory has a very fertile and unbridled imagination. She loves to create and prefers the actual setting up of a story than playing it out. She’s also brasher than her brother and prone to resolve conflicts by fighting in such stories. I’m sure that when she does play D&D, she’ll be playing Elven Warrior maidens and Barbarian Queens.
I’m not sure I’ll try another story with her soon. I may let her grow up a bit more or maybe go for more classic Disney-type interactive stories (although she’ll probably add Carnivororus Robots and laser axes to even the most mundane story I go for).
Have a great week, I’ll be spending a few evenings