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what PFS scenarios are good for Kids (age 6-10), Youth(11-13), and Teens(14-18)?
Secondly, read the reviews. Posters will address themes and topics in the scenarios. Reviews are on the product pages.
Scenarios by season
Adventure Finder by level will be very helpful in your search.
Just because a poster believes Scenario N-NN is okay for [kids] I'd still read it first. You know your kids and are the best judge as to what is appropriate.
Pathfinder is a product for adults and so it's likely you will have to make some changes. Everyone has different sensibilities, so once you settle on something that sounds good, buy it and then read it. Fewer changes will have to be made for Teens as they are more mature.
Violence is a recurrent theme as this is a role playing game where heroes and heroines conquer monsters and thwart villians. It will be up to you if you wish to avoid violence in your home game.
Mostly in this thread we'll see scenarios and modules that you can modify easily or should just avoid.
0-99: okay for [teen] [youth] [kids]
Mod: Name of Module - okay for [teen] [youth] [kids]
AP: Name of Adventure Path - okay for [teen] [youth] [kids]
scenario numbers are abbreviated as 0-99 for season 0 scenario number 99.
PFS Scenarios or just Scenarios don't have to be played under PFS rules. It is your home game and you can play them just for fun.
When you go to a PFS event GMs will adjust the game to be appropriate. However, you should plan to play the game with your child or GM the scenario (as it beats reading a book in a corner or standing around).
You can also run a home game using PFS rules. Just sign up for an event and make it your home game. You'll need to read all the rules and run it "as is" making changes only to what the characters say in the story to make it fit your situation. Lastly you report the results of play using event reporting.
Many of the older scenarios had side missions for faction members. PFS players don't have to do them and frankly they can distract from the main plot. They are Season 0 through Season 4.
Instead see the document or thread Secondary Success Conditions for PFS players if you are playing in the PFS format.
In a non-PFS home game they can be excellent little add ins for some extra gold. Just pretend the factions or town merchant will pay for the items.
As before, some violence is part of the standard game success criteria much like video games. Heroes and Heroines put down monsters, demons, crazy critters and thwart villains. You will have to read and tailor the scenarios if you wish to eliminate or tone down that aspect of the game.
0-01: Silent Tide - okay for [teen] [youth] and with modification [kids].
0-02: Hydra's Fang - okay for [teen] [youth] and with modification [kids].
0-03: Murder on the Silken Caravan - okay for [teen] [youth]. Too complicated for children.
0-04: The Frozen Fingers of Midnight - okay for [teen] [youth] and with modification [kids].
0-05: Mists of Miwangi - okay for [teen] [youth] [kids].
0-06: Black Waters - okay for [teen] [youth].
0-07: Among the Living - okay for [teen] [youth].
0-08: Slave Pits of Absalom - okay for [teen] and with modification [youth].
0-13: The Prince of Augustana - okay with modification [teen].
0-14: The Many Fortunes of Grandmaster Torch - okay for [teen] [youth] and with modification [kids].
0-16: To Scale the Dragon - okay for [teen] [youth].
0-17: Perils of the Pirate Pact - okay for [teen] [youth].
0-20: King Xeros of Old Azlant - okay for [teen].
0-22: Fingerprints of the Fiend - okay for [teen] [youth].
0-23: Tide of Morning - okay for [teen] [youth] and with modifications [kids].
0-24: Decline of Glory - okay for [teen] and with modifications [youth].
0-26: Lost at Bitter End - okay for [teen] and with modifications [youth].
0-27: Our Lady of Silver - okay for [teen] and with modifications [youth].
0-28: Lyrics of Extinction - okay with modifications [teen].
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I recognize I might be the exception, here, but with regards to Teen:
I grew up watching films like Legend, Willow, the Neverending Story (hey, we may consider it a kids' movie, but it would be hard-pressed to be made as a kids' movie today), the Dark Crystal, etc. In fact, these amazing 80's fantasy adventure films are one part of what drew me into D&D in the first place. Additionally, by 14, I'd already been watching horror movies for years.
Our games featured a lot of adult themes, and it was part of what kept me interested.
Today's teens interested in fantasy gaming will have likely read A Song of Ice & Fire, avidly watch Game of Thrones, and grew up with the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films, which are all even more adult-oriented than the fantasy films of my youth. And today's horror movies are significantly scarier than the campy horror movies of the 80's.
My point is, don't underestimate teenagers, particularly if they're clever, intelligent, curious, or avid readers. You probably can adjust a lot less than you think, if anything.
that's fine, but I am just posting an opinion of what I think is appropriate. See the opening posts in this thread.
rather than address my opinion - put up some reviews, that's what this thread is about. Remember you have to stay objective and not get flippant or too humorous. People will scan the reviews and are mainly looking for guidance or things that they want to avoid. So keep them short and highlight emotional or complex/abstract areas. Keep in mind your target audience and the common mean of development (child psychology) as humans grow and learn.
Use the format and spoiler tags. This will facilitate searches in the thread.