Justin Halliday’s adamantine best-seller Hero Kids is free to download, but only until April 1st.
The award-winning RPG is designed for kids aged 4 to 10. As you might imagine, it acts as a fun introduction to the hobby and perhaps a good solution if the kids are constantly bugging you to let them try.
The game helps develop imagination and skills, uses simple mechanics with only d6 and is wonderfully illustrated with heroes, monsters and maps.
The 10 heroes in the game include boys and girls, and playtime has an estimated 30 to 60 minutes, coming with a whole adventure called “Basement O Rats”.
Geek Native ran a feature on Hero Kids in Superhero Week 2019 and talked to Justin. They noted;
While games like Dungeons & Dragons are great for teenage kids, they’re too complicated for younger kids. This is where Hero Kids comes in, it’s purposefully designed to give younger players a streamlined D&D-style experience.
There’s a setting that comes with the game too, not just mechanics, so busy parents can get into the game quickly.
Hero Kids is set in The Brecken Vale, a small valley in an Norse-infused ancient land. In the world of Hero Kids, the heroes’ parents are off fighting distant foes and protecting the Vale from encroaching evil. With their parents absent, the kids are left to solve the problems and face the threats within the Vale.
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