Friday, February 28, 2014

For 3 or More Adults, Ages 10 and Up

I'm still working on Cultic Greyhawk, but in the meantime, I'm about to start another campaign. My 10 year old son will be playing, so I wanted something a little less hardcore than what I'm envisioning for Greyhawk.

We rolled up PC's today and the three players have formed a party consisting of:

A 1st lvl Fighter.
A 1st lvl Thief.
And a 1st lvl Elf.

Heh. No Cleric.

My son's playing the Fighter and immediately decided he was Lawful. "I want to be a good guy!"

I decided to go with B/X. I've never ran it, but it should be perfect for introducing my son to the game. I almost went with S&W Whitebox, but I want his first campaign to be a TSR edition of Dungeons & Dragons.


  1. For all the talk of murder hobos . . . yeah, I wanted to be a good guy too when I was 9 and first place. Lots of times, I still want to play the good guy.
    Enjoy the game (and blog more, dammit!)

    1. Dude, don't get me started on the murderhobo meme. I think that noise was a conjuration that came when misty nostalgia mixed with the internet. Seriously, we all wanted to be heroes when I was playing as a kid, even if you weren't the most lawful or good kind of hero. F murderhobos!

  2. Excellent choice! I used Mentzer BE (Swedish version) for introducing my son last year, but I thought it was confusing with the rules in Swedish (I always used the original rules), so now we use Swords & Wizardry Core.

  3. Moldvay B/X is the right mix of difficulty for a beginner game, and again for when you're older and don't want to deal with all the assorted codified complexities of latter-day fantasy games. It's easy, enjoyable even, to read and has wackier art than the Mentzer rules.

  4. I've had great fun playing B/X with our group, my children, and a recent D&D tournament. It's simply the best!

  5. B/X = system of choice.
    You can run it as-is or you can hack it without breaking it.
    I run B/X for 40-somethings and for 4 year-olds.