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THE LITTLE GAME MASTER Introduces Kids to Tabletop Role-Playing Games

THE LITTLE GAME MASTER Introduces Kids to Tabletop Role-Playing Games

Anytime you can give someone, a child or an adult, the opportunity to stretch their imagination, you should. That’s what Randall Hampton is hoping to do with The Little Game Master. The book was crafted with the purpose of introducing kids to the wonder and fun of tabletop role-playing games (RPGs). Hampton’s been playing RPGs for over 20 years, and he thinks it’s important for children to understand the possibilities that RPGs present: they can create their own adventures and figure out how to solve problems while having fun. Those aspects of RPGs are highlighted in The Little Game Master.

Hampton, a father of three, just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the book, which he calls “Dr. Seuss meets Dungeons & Dragons.” The story follows five bored friends who end up being drawn into the world of RPGs. They soon discover how to start an adventure and how to shape their journey by making decisions about how to be heroic. The illustrations are colorful and inviting, and while it’s definitely geared towards kids, I’d wager adults would enjoy the book, too.

If you’d like to support The Little Game Master, you can pledge your cash at Kickstarter and get rewards from digital wallpapers, to a copy of the book, to custom illustrations of you as a character from the book. Estimated delivery for everything is June of this year, so you won’t have to wait too long to start teaching the next generation about RPGs.

Have you introduced a kid in your life to tabletop RPGs? How did you go about it? Share your experience in the comments.

Images: Randall Hampton/The Little Game Master

Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. Follow her on Twitter and keep up with her Disney food adventures on Instagram.

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