The original plan was to write a post about running a game for young children who are brand new to dungeons & dragons. Originally, I was supposed to be doing just that tonight.
That did not happen.
When the organizer and I, for this particular event, had arrived, the store event organizer advised us that the kids that were originally supposed to be coming we’re not going to be attending this week. This made me sad for multiple reasons, but not the least of which was because I brought my own young daughter along to meet new friends and play.
Que sad gaming noises.
That said, the organizer and his girlfriend were there and were both gamers. I am a gamer. My daughter is a gamer. My daughter was coming expecting to play. What could we do?
We played. We played, and we had fun.
Sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we expect them to or want them to. I have written on this topic a number of times, and several times in recent history.
Sometimes the DM just has to improvise.
The organizer was indifferent about running or playing, so I said that I would run. I had an adventure already prepared to run for the kids I was playing with, so I ran that.
Hopefully, I will have some additional insights for running games for children next week. Particularly groups of small young girls that are teens or tweens.
For those interested, I was running the beginning of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist.
Even if my daughter did not get the opportunity to make new friends her age, she did get to have some time with her dad playing dungeons and Dragons.
Not a bad evening after all.
Until next time, Dear Readers…