|nate lange RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32|
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So, I GM a few games and play in a few more on these boards and my son has recently become curious about my play by post habits. He says he's interested in trying it. Here's the thing though... He just finished 2nd grade. He reads at like a 5th or 6th grade level but he definitely writes like a 2nd grader, and he's never played any table top or text based games before. I'm thinking about putting something together for him to try it out and I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who thinks it would be fun to introduce a young kid to the game?
I'd probably be looking for 2-4 players who:
1) can keep everything G rated (maybe a little PG)
2) won't mind if some of his posts are hard (or impossible) to read
3) can write simply enough for him to keep up, and
4) will be patient with his noobish behavior and mistakes
I want it to be fun and exciting for him so it would probably be somewhat high powered... Probably start somewhere in the level 7-9 range, high point buy, quite possibly gestalt. I know that sounds way too complex for a kid but the idea would be to do all the mechanics 'off camera'- players would post what they want to do and then hide all their rolls and whatnot in a spoiler, for his turn he'd say what he wants to do and I'd handle all his rolls in a spoiler and tell everyone their results. I'd build his character for him and would be willing to help do that for others too if there are other new players interested.
I don't know what the posting rate would be like or how long the game would last. Anyone interested? Any other parents with curious kids maybe?