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Tabletop Gaming for Parents

When Dragon Child was born, Astra and I had a (semi)regular weekly gaming group (mostly various RPGs with the occasional board game when multiple members were absent).  While he was still very small, this continued with no problems, since he would just rest in a carrier, nurse, or sleep for the entire session.  As he began to get older, keeping him entertained during the session became more and more difficult.  The group eventually broke up for unrelated reasons, but I realized I needed to find another way to play the games I loved while managing my children in a way that was fair both to them and the other players. Continue reading

What is a Tabletop Role Playing Game?

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The Role Playing Game (or RPG for short) has been around since the early ’70s, and although many people have heard of popular RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Pathfinder, or GURPS, I still frequently encounter people who don’t have a good idea of how such a game works, what players actually do, or if it’s an activity that might interest them.  This post is for you. Continue reading