|Five kids, two adults, one Dungeon Master (me).|
|We had fun. There were lots of mutants.|
My "homemade" present to my girls this year was the done-in-one D&D campaign, "The Mystery of Malvern Manor." We played with our friends, the Howlips, a total of seven players! Five kids, fourth to sixth grade, and two adults, only one of whom had previous D&D experience. This was a serious challenge!
It went really, really well. My favorite thing about the new edition of D&D is that it's really easy to pick it up, especially when you start at the early levels. You can run a basic game, get people involved, and gradually introduce new gaming elements once they have the general concepts. Last night saw the debut of Sneakatara Boatman as a warlock of Loki, Emma's new character concept, Victoria, drow paladin of Hades, and a ton of mutant goblinoid-octopus monsters.
We went hiking today up at Sleeping Giant State Park. That was fun, too, but in a totally different way.
|Obligatory selfie, channeling my inner J.J. Abrams.|
|Family shot on a hill overlooking Quinnapiac University.|