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Great Idea!

Thanks Joana - I'm going to see if I can modify Hollow's last hope!

Hi - I'm going to be hosting a b-day party for 5 12 year olds in a few weeks. They all have some experience playing and are familiar with basic gameplay. I have run several games, but never for more than 3 kids. I want to either build a good stand alone adventure that will take 2-3 hours, or base it on a pre-existing story. Any suggestions? It can be a fairly typical dungeon crawl..but I'd like it to be somewhat special as it is kind of a special event for my kids..It's a pathfinder themed b-day-sleepover.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!!

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Thanks again to everyone!! I just thought I'd share something I did on our first game..As the summer wore on, and we got further away from doing any sort of schoolwork. I thought that I should try to use Pathfinder to help us out in that realm..Obviously there is the simple math which is right around a 3rd grade level..But I also made the goblin boss in Black Fang's dungeon deaf. And in order to communicate they had to write him notes back and forth. At first they just scribbled something down. But when I said that their sloppiness was getting him mad they kicked right in. I've never seen such perfect handwriting.

They were so in tune with the game - they were more than happy to oblige!
It was actually kind of amazing.

Question: What is the rule regarding the amount of stuff that a PC can have. When I reach the end of an adventure, the kids get their gold and they immediately want to go shopping! At first I was trying to limit it..but wasn't sure of the rules..Are PC's supposed to have a certain amount of gold at any time? Or can they just spend it all and collect a huge pile of weapons?

Also: is there some sort of protocol for keeping time? If it takes a day to travel through a forest, how am I supposed to keep track of that?

Hit Points: If someone loses some hit points, do they regain them with some rest? (I know that is probably an easy question, but I actually have trouble finding the answers to the what seem like very basic questions)

My kids insist on marking up their Character sheets whenever they lose a hit point or gain some gold..but the sheets are getting trashed. Is that par for the course or is that information best kept track of somewhere else? And the Character sheet only to be modified after a complete session?

THanks again!

Thanks to all - this is all very helpful!

What other simple tips can you guys give?

I just purchased crypt of the everflame. And I plan to do that with my gang..

What else does it make sense to have? more maps, more figurines? There is just so much to wade through - so much information, so many products...I saw one of the core rulebooks at the bookstore yesterday and was a little scared's like a bible! It seems like such a leap from the relatively easy-to-read booklets from the BB.

Are there other game master tools that it would make sense for a beginner like myself to use? What are the cards for?

again - thanks to all for the advice!

Hi - I just introduced my kids to Pathfinder thru the BB and they love it. They are almost 8 and they can't seem to get enough. We worked through the BB adventure, and then I stumbled through creating my own adventure for them. As someone new to this world - it was hard work! And now my kids want to take turns being Game master. I am going to buy some modules, because I fear that we might destroy the fun by creating sloppy adventures.

What I really need is to be able to witness a low-level game first-hand. Does anyone know if there are any videos on youtube or elsewhere that show a game being played? I fear that I am missing huge parts of the gameplay experience..And even though the BB materials are well-written, I still found myself studying the books in order to try to run the game smoothly.

We are about to recruit some more third-graders into our game, but I want to make sure that I am up to snuff as a GM..

Any suggestions or resources would be greatly appreciated.


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