Some members in one of the online communities that I am part of have been running a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons role playing game via the online Roll20App. I’ve really enjoyed the mechanics and there is certainly alot less number crunching involved, although I think this mostly in part to the way Roll20 speeds up nearly all checks and actions so that the players can focus more on role playing and enjoying themselves.
I last played D&D since 1998 and that was AD&D 2nd Edition so it’s taken me a little time to get back into the swing of things but I’m happy to be back playing a game on a semi-regular basis. I’m exploring options to GM a game with some friends online in the new year.
This morning Littlest Troll undertook his first steps into the world of role playing with a title I picked up from DriveThruRPG called Hero Kids.
I was very pleased with how the game makes activities simple, making them easy to explain to a child yet the game still remained enjoyable for those playing. The small one doesn’t have a great attention span and can get bored easily, the first adventure felt just about right time wise, with a huge number of giant rats laying unconscious in some caves.
Since there is a Cyber Monday Sale on this weekend at DriveThruRPG I think I shall be picking up the complete bundle for this game Hero Kids – Complete Fantasy PDF Bundle [BUNDLE] which includes:
- Hero Kids – Fantasy RPG (Core Rules book)[discounted as I already own this].
- Fantasy Expansion – Pet Cards
- Fantasy Expansion – Monster Compendium
- Fantasy Expansion – Equipment Cards
- Fantasy Expansion – Hero Cards II
- Fantasy Expansion – Hero Cards III
- Fantasy Expansion – Hero Cards IV
- Fantasy Adventure – Curse of the Shadow Walkers
- Fantasy Adventure – Escape from the Ghost Pirates
- Fantasy Adventure – Fire in Rivenshore
- Fantasy Adventure – Glade of the Unicorn
- Fantasy Adventure – Mines of Martek
- Fantasy Adventure – The Lost Village
- Fantasy Adventure – Tomb of the Lost King
- Fantasy Adventure – Wizard’s Tower
- Fantasy Adventure – Yuletide Journey
- Fantasy Premium Adventure – Maze of the Minotaur
Hopefully we can get some role playing done over the Christmas period if the little troll hold still and If we discover that he enjoys the game and wants to play more I’m tempted to get the Flat Plastic miniatures https://arcknight.squarespace.com/shop/fpm-hero-kids.