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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

"It was a great kid's adventure! It was a My Little Pony story about the Magic of Friendship." -@merlinofchaos

Looking for more family-friendly D&D? Check out Clonker's Guide to Being a Hero!

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:


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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Grant F June 16, 2022 2:30 pm UTC
I ran this with my 7 and 6 year old (with their 4 year old brother watching on) and it worked out *fantastic*. They really enjoyed the problem solving and are eager for more D&D experiences. Definitely recommend this as a first adventure for little kids. The entire package is really tremendous, the kid friendly character sheets are quite good.
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Mr E December 22, 2021 6:01 am UTC
Would this be ok for young kids (4 years old)?
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Christopher W December 22, 2021 2:47 pm UTC
Hi there, and thanks for picking this up!

It is really hard to give an exact age range as every child and family is different. I think in terms of the narrative content, this is appropriate for many 4 year olds. There is some optional cartoon style violence and how the heroes tackle the major problem is largely up to them (with some obvious clues/hints for the DM to dole out).

In terms of playing the game itself (the dice mechanics, character abilities, etc.) I've seen kids of all ages react incredibly differently. If I had to give any general advice for particularly young players, it is to not get so caught up with the rules. Rolling the dice will probably be fun for them and you can just give them the target number they are looking for. Example: "You want to climb the tree to look around? Great! Roll this one and try to get a 10 or higher."
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Carl O January 28, 2021 6:10 pm UTC
Used this for my first D&D experience for my daughter (7) and her two cousins (6, 8). They loved it and want more!
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Matthew C October 28, 2020 2:30 am UTC
Joke idea: Play a blood hunter in this adventure.
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Jason G April 25, 2020 10:36 pm UTC
On page 4 in the "Characters, Not Stat Blocks" there is mention that "we have included several archetypal characters with this product, presented on a kid-friendly character sheet." Are these loose sheets or on a specific page in the book? My book ends at pg 24 with the black and white map of the cabin, and then there are two blank pages following that, no characters in my book. So... I'm not entirely sure what is up.
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Christopher W April 25, 2020 11:17 pm UTC
Hey Jason!

These were not printed with the book but should be in your Library as a PDF download.

If you don't see them, email me at christophernwalz at gmail dot com and we can get it sorted out.

Sorry for any inconvenience, and hope you enjoy the adventure!
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Jason G April 26, 2020 12:31 am UTC
Thanks! I just shot you an email
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