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A charitable adventure for young heroes ages 5+

Extra Life

"There aren't enough 5th Edition products aimed specifically at kids, and it's a delight to see somebody finally producing something for that market. It also helps that this is a really fun, well-written adventure." - Loot the Room, an ENnie nominated RPG blog

The young heroes are invited to Massie Littlefoot’s birthday party before she departs for wizarding school in Waterdeep. At the height of the party, Clonker, an ogre known to live nearby, steals Massie’s cake! The heroes must brave the forest and get Massie’s cake back before everyone goes home. This introductory adventure is designed for level 1-2 characters.

What Is This Project?

An Ogre and His Cake is an introductory 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure built for and tested by kids. It is every parent or guardian's dream to share their passions with the young ones they love. We hope Clonker, the lovable ogre, opens these doors for you.

We also want to support children and families who are unable embark on every adventure. All of our creator royalties (50% of what you pay, with the other 50% supporting the upkeep of the Dungeon Masters Guild and Wizards of the Coast) will be donated directly to Extra Life, a non-profit organization focused on supporting children's hospitals through communal gaming events.

What's Inside?

  • A beautifully designed single-session module with full-color artwork and cartography. A Printer Friendly version is also available.
  • Tips on how to run Dungeons & Dragons for young players.
  • Three original magic items.
  • Stat blocks for all NPCs and monsters.
  • High quality DM and player maps for easy printing or virtual tabletop use.
  • Specially crafted Kid Friendly Character Sheets, including a color-coded option.
  • Four premade characters for easy game night preparation.

Looking for More Ways to Give?

The Dungeon Masters Guild and its sister site, DriveThruRPG, support a number of charities through both direct donations and charitable products, such as this one. Here are some other charities the community currently supports:

RPG Creators Relief Fund:

Hero Initiative:

Red Cross:

RAINN:

Doctors Without Borders:
Also check out the Guild's own Monsters Without Borders, a collection of community created monsters that fully supports Doctors Without Borders!

Feeding America:
The Soggy Duck Grimtooth Ambush! Clonker Stats

About the Creators: Christopher Walz has been playing and running Dungeons & Dragons for over 14 years. His first memory of D&D is looking at the pictures in his brother’s Monstrous Manual before he could read. His favorite thing about tabletop roleplaying is watching his players take a world and make it their own, right before he mercilessly kills them with an intellect devourer.

Emmet Byrne has been role-playing and Games Mastering for almost 20 years. He got his start reverse engineering the second edition AD&D rules from the Baldur's Gate PC RPG and hasn't looked back since. He's played every edition of D&D between then and now as well as a multitude of other weird and wonderful tabletop RPG systems, and was involved in the AGE system content for Kobold Press's Midgard Campaign Setting. 

 
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christopher S July 17, 2018 10:16 am UTC
This is great. As a parent with three young ones that are interested these themes are well suited to them and a good introduction to fantasy and role playing.
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Christopher W July 18, 2018 1:42 pm UTC
CREATOR
Awesome! I am glad we hit a positive note with you and your children. Let us know how their adventures go!
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Jim B July 04, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
I really don't like products designed to 'talk down' to kids, like they're somehow lesser. I play tested my brother's DND campaign material at 8 years old, playing stuff written for a much older age group. And the whole reason I so quickly fell in love with it was that it felt so real and (for want of a better word) adult, not dumbed down. So I really don't see the point in a product like this-I'm sure it is great, but equally sure it is misguided. A real world with real stakes and freedom is what children want, not this.
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Marc B July 06, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
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Do you have children? My daughter's face lit up when she met a pair of fairies in this adventure, and the tone, length, and setting of the adventure were all right up her alley. For her at least, and for me as a parent, both the execution and the intent were perfect. I never felt like the adventure 'talked down' to her; it appealed to her tastes.

Also, I think comparing an adventure like this to a homebrew campaign or a campaign setting book is inherently flawed. I've DM'd a campaign for my daughter and other kids (all below age 10), and we do play in a world with "real stakes and freedom." This is more accurately compared to a one-shot or an Adventurer's League module. It could certainly be expanded into a full campaign with all of the grown-up decision making that we all enjoy in D&D.
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Paragon G July 08, 2018 12:12 pm UTC
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I don't understand why you'd be pessimistic about something designed to be more kid-friendly? I'm about to use this to get my 5 year old into gaming. It's not about "dumbing down", but it IS about bringing things to his level. He's 5. He's not going to play D&D like I do, or even like older kids do. Cynicism is really unnecessary. If a particular module can help get more kids into the game, how can it be a bad thing???
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Nicholas C July 10, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
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Wow, have you heard of terms like ‘Parentified’ for example? The notion that kids are still building up their mental faculties and still haven’t fully develop to understand like how we adults do. Kids just needs time to grow up in their own terms, and this module is perfect for them.
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Eric M June 29, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I love this! I have some cousins who want to play d&d so this would be perfect for them! I would love to see more stuff like this.
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Christopher W June 29, 2018 11:47 pm UTC
CREATOR
Thank you so much for supporting this cause!

We would love to continue making kid-focused products if there is a demand. I know this was an absolute joy to write.
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