Thursday, May 27, 2010

Gamer Spawn

There may well be no greater joy for a geeky parent than for one of their geeky children to show an interest in their hobbies.  I have the unique honor of not one, but three wonderful, creative, geeky children that want to GAME!  So of course, this is fully encouraged.

They have long taken an interest in the various dice, minis, and mats that we have about the house, and created their own game systems, rules and settings included.  But Hubby did the honors on Tuesday, of introducing them to their first 'real' game with rules: Wushu.  I've never actually played this one, and didn't this time because i wasn't feeling particularly well,  but you can read all the details, including their character descriptions and first adventures in this post, over at my husband's blog.

Here's an excerpt:

My kids have been begging me to run  one of the roleplaying games that their mother and I play, and after they did their chores and homework, we sat down to make some characters for the setting of their choice. They chose the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender for the setting, loving the idea of being able to control the elements and i chose Wushu for the system. I am been interested in Wushu for the past year or so, but have yet to find a game or players to test it out on. Lucky for me, my kids would be willing to even suffer through the hours long combats that the Palladium system enjoys (that last bit was sarcasm, if you didn't notice).