Thursday, January 13, 2011
So I had "The Talk" with my ten year old son in the car going to school this morning. It went something like this:
"Son, since the Savage Worlds campaign really never took off, I'm thinking about running an original D&D game. A whole campaign, not just like the stuff we do in game store."
He tilted his head. "You mean the one we started on - the one before Essentials?"
"Eh - no. That's 4th Edition. I mean the one way before that. The one I played when I was about your age."
He looked at me as if I was a bike thief. "I don't know."
"The one I told you about before. You don't need minis because you do everything in your mind. You don't have all of those powers. A fighter would make their basic melee and that's that - but you'd get to describe it how you like and pull off special things not in the power description. Combat goes a lot quicker that way, so you can have a lot more fights." I hastily tried to sell the abstract combat system in the school drop-off lane.
"I like the old way."
I shrugged. "Well, I'm thinking of pulling together a game, and if you'd like to play, you can."
He thought silently as the car behind us grew impatient. "I guess so, but if it sucks, can you run a real D&D game?"
I smiled. "Sure. But it should be fun."
He eyed me as he got out of the car. "We really need to talk more about this when I get home."
I chuckled. "Sure thing. Now get going before you're late."
Sheesh - the trials of being a parent. I swear. :)