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…

11 forest dice35 D&D

And away she went creating a character.


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?)


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!


  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.


    (This is Caz btw)

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

  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!

    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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