There’s a nice review of Bayhaven over at Engaged Family Gaming.
“Real life is filled with so many things that eat away at your time that it can be tough to come up with missions for the players, ways to link them together, or places for them to explore. Even a game as straightforward as Hero Kids requires time and creativity to set up new trials for the heroes. Adventures in Bayhaven, by Roving Band of Misfits Press, takes care of some of that legwork for you, alleviating that stress with a series of new adventures, centered in the port city of Bayhaven.”
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These coupon codes expire May 27, 2015.
In recent years, we’ve seen a definite uptick in the number of RPGs aimed at kids. I think it has a lot to do with a generation of gamers who want to get their children involved in the hobby, and are looking for something that is less rules intense than D&D, GURPS, or Rolemaster. The market has responded (not a comprehensive list by any means), and as a parent myself, I couldn’t be happier. Being able to sit down with my kids and share my hobby with them is pretty fun, and if there’s a product that helps me do it, I’m all for it.
Hero Kids is one of the newer entrants in this category. It was developed by Justin Halliday, who you probably know from the adult RPG Heroes Against Darkness. The game is smooth, simple, fun, and definitely geared towards kids. But that doesn’t mean “dumbed down.” It just means “not overly complicated.”
Recently, I have become interested in playing D&D online. This interest stems from several things – lack of time to play in person, distance from people I’d like to play with, and the desire to play D&D in my underwear. Mostly that last one. At any rate, I’ve taken two programs out for test drives recently (RPTool’s Maptool and WocT’s Virtual Table), and with the D&D Virtual Table (VT) in open beta now, I thought I would do a quick side by side comparison. Please bear in mind that I do not have extensive experience with either of these programs; the opinions stated are first impressions. Continue reading