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An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Bradley O. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/11/2019 15:05:40

I found this adventure to be just what was needed to peek my daughter's interest in D&D. The adventure was short and exciting for her, and it left her wanting more. Next time she wants to try her hand at DMing! I'm all for it, and I am looking forward to seeing what she comes up with. I'm adding a little bit of background to help the reader see possible ways to make it work for them: for years now, I have always gone out once a week to play D&D with a group, leaving my daughter and wife home to have a "girl's night." This has always been a thing, and my daughter has always been curious to see what D&D is like. In preparation for this adventure, I got my 9 year old daughter to help me paint the figures, and this really seemed to increase her level of fun, building up her anticipation for actually playing the game. For the adventure, I also looked up kid-friendly images of the creatures that she and my wife encountered during the game. This was a great assistant to their imaginations, especially for my daughter as kids tend to be visual learners. But the best thing I did for this adventure was to use a battlemat to sketch out trees, a pathway and bushes for the goblin encounter and then also for the ogre encounter. If you are interested in getting children to play and appreciate D&D, I highly recommend doing this in combination with using this adventure (as well as others like it). For the adventure, the minimum you will need is approximately 4 goblins and one ogre figurines. You should be able to easily find these on an online store and get them shipped directly to your place.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Monique F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/16/2019 04:02:52

I run D&D with groups of kids and this has been an often-suggested product. I'm so glad I took the plunge and bought the print version, it makes a big difference to have the reference material hard-copy in front of me. I especially appreciated the exploration into the multiple ways the group could deal with the ogre at the end, great food for thought. Younger players often need explicit guidance on their options and having that detailed makes this a superb adventure.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by James M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/12/2019 23:34:19

I purchased the premium print version as I love having a real book in my hands. I looks like a great story and I can't wait to introduce my daughter to the game.

It talks about character sheets already included, but my copy does not have any. The last couple pages are blank, I was wondering if they are supposed to be printed there.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hello, James! Firstly, thank you for supporting Extra Life with this purchase — I hope it creates a lot of fun moments for you and your family. The character sheets are not a part of the physical printing. You should have a PDF file in your My Library section of the site for the character sheets. I hope this helps!
An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Brian M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/03/2019 14:26:39

It's a wonderfully written adventure that know how little ones approach the game. The plot is earnest, endearing, approachable, and has room for as much humor as you and your players want. It smartly has children protagonists, a child-like villain, and a scenario familiar to kids as well. Highly recommended if you are looking to get younger players into gaming!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thank you for the encouragement, Brian! It is really what keeps us independent creators going.
An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Branden R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/14/2018 08:23:39

It's very short, but at the same time, it should be! The target audience of this module is children, and children have notoriously short attention spans. I laughed a lot during our test play session on Roll20.net. AOaHC has enough of freeform roleplaying moments - such as during the party - to test a child's creative storytelling ability, but it has enough of fun low-violence combat that will keep them excited and moving forward in the plot. Additionally, there's some replayability based on what choices the kids make. There aren't too many branching storylines or what I call "chasers," but there is a very noticeable branch that could add another 30-60 minutes of gameplay encounters before the finale. Lastly, the premium book is nicely laid out and definitely looks like a production you'd pick up in a game store. I highly recommend this version of the module, plus all proceeds benefit Extra Life! It's a win-win for parents/adults looking for a module to introduce children to the wide world of D&D/tabletop roleplaying. Nice work!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thank you for such kind words! I did a fair bit of research into how long children in our target age range engage with both tabletop and video games. 90 minutes came up time and time again as the real sweet spot. In our test sessions, most group completed the module in 60-90 minutes, which was perfect! I am so glad to hear that you found the adventure enjoyable. I am currently working with a very talented group of writers to bring together a collection of kid-friendly modules in one volume. We don't have a firm release date yet, but be on the lookout!
An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Patrick H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/29/2018 12:40:17

I’ll admit, running games for kids is tough. They tend to catch you off your guard a lot by asking unexpected, but creative, questions. I love that Chris suggests you never tell the players they cannot try something and adhere to the “Rule of Cool”. Basically, if it sounds cool you should not only allow it but also encourage it.

Read my complete thoughts here: http://www.nonzerosumgames.com/an-ogre-and-his-cake-a-dms-guild-review/



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
An Ogre and His Cake - Print
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Casey W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/10/2018 11:09:55

This is a fun and well written adventure to help introduce kids (and even new people) to the game. Honestly, it's a good way to get a family into D&D. I took it down to a local game store with my two boys (8 and 6) and added two more new to D&D players and they all had a blast. They loved the story twist and went right along with it. It took us a little less than 2 hours and we got tons of roleplay, and a few encounters in durring that time. I highly reccomend this mod for an INTRODUCTORY session, especially with kids.

My local game store was impressed and asked if I'd be interested in making it a reocurring family learn to play event. I think I'd be down for that.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
That is awesome! I am so glad you and others found this helpful and enjoyable. If you are able, connect with me on Twitter and let me know which game store this is. I would love to get in contact with them.
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