Friday, 18 January 2013

An Elven Adventure

Littletree has taken to Dungeons and Dragons – I suppose it was inevitable, what with all the geekery already going on in that child (remember we’re talking about a kid who wanted scale plush microbes for her birthday and who thinks drawing up molecular structures is a fun afternoon).

I asked my parents if they could send up some of the old books and dice we played with when I was young, and Littletree got a Player’s Handbook and her own set of dice from the Google SecretSanta at Christmas…

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And away she went creating a character.

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Lindy, the Ranger Elf.

Lindy has Autumn-ginger hair (oddly, about the same colour as Littletree’s), is fairly short for an elf (go figure), is a skilled archer, and wears leather armour. Lindy also has a keen sense of perception, and a strong connection to nature. She has great skill in climbing trees and in healing (sound familiar?)

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So we go on little adventures, and the learning never stops. So much mental arithmetic, reading, statistics, calculations, as well as spatial awareness and strategy. Fun times!

5 comments:

  1. Yep, this is why I never understood the backlash against D&D and other tabletop RPGs. It requires you to think, strategize, and change plans in the moment, all useful real world skills.

    <3

    (This is Caz btw)

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    1. Hey Caz!
      and *exactly*
      Also, it's a very social game.

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  2. Wow, I never played games like that. I sometimes heard about it, but it seemed an incrowd games. You have to be on the inside of the group to get to know it. A pity, it seems great for your mind en creativity!

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    1. it's a pity you never got into a game marga, in general, players are happy to introduce new players, if you ask them :) It's well worth it!

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