In which Chatty concludes the Bedside story he and his daughter Rory created. A story about a young teenaged magician named May-Gee, a boy and the power of music and linked magic.
In which Chatty goes back to basics and shares the first part of an bedtime interactive story he created with his daughter.
This is a post about being a geek parent, losing weight and making a game out of it all… it’s closer to Jane MacGonical’s gaming theory than anything RPG related. But if you are a gamer parent and face (potential) obesity problems, this may be of interest to you. Last fall I was faced with a […]
In this, my 800th post, I take a hard look at Wizards of the Coast’s Heroes of Hesiod, and its missed opportunity to tap into the tremendous potential of helping parents introduce kids to roleplaying. And I put my money where my mouth is . . .
In which Chatty starts a promising Sword and Wizardy adventure with both his kids. Includes Titans, Druids, Badgers, Horseshoes and jobless super heroes.
In which Chatty DM comes out of the Full-Spectrum gaming closet and announces great news for Burning Wheel/Mouse Guard fans.
See part 1 here. Cave of the Crystal Kings I set up the second and final encounter of our little game by piling books and boxes to create a ‘throne’ for the Crystal King. Chatty: All right, the king awaits your arrival. Nico: Oh Dad, wait, I’ve got these gems in the Rock Wrecker. Chatty: […]
I was thinking how long it had been since I played a post-worthy RPG session with my soon-to-be 8 years old son Nico. A few weeks ago, I made him a Swords and Wizardry PC and we started doing a random dungeon crawl but I made the bad decision of using the 1e DMG dungeon […]
Draconis is an annual Gaming Convention held in Montreal. Run by a group of dedicated gamers, the con attracts a little less than 100 people to play mostly RPGs, some board/card games and attend seminars. Montreal is a very Indie-friendly city and this year the con goers were served with some top notch guest such […]
Hi, my name is Michael Wolf, author of Stargazer’s World. Some time ago, Barb, a homeschooling mom from California contacted me. She had read about my background in physics and asked me if I ever had ever thought about combining D&D and science. For some time she has paid DMs with backgrounds in different scientific […]