Amazing Tales is a best selling RPG especially designed for you to use to play with your kids.
There’s a free quickstart available for it, too.
In a blog post, Amazing Tales designer Martin Lloyd reveals that he has often been asked whether Amazing Tales could be used in a classroom as a teaching aid. He’s also frequently asked whether Amazing Tales could assist in child therapy.
We, as gamers might have a strong hunch that, done right, RPGs could be beneficial in both scenarios. However, unless we happen to be a trained teacher or trained therapist, it would be inappropriate to offer up a hunch that could, if wrong, harm a child’s development. So, wisely, Lloyd has managed his responses to such questions.
It’s good news as there are now two official Amazing Tales supplements from people who can speak with authority on these topics.
Amazing Lessons is a guide to using the RPG in the classroom, and it has been written by Barry Stevens, who is a teacher. There’s also a guide from Lilly Smith, called Using Amazing Tales Therapeutically who is a child therapist.
Both are free.
Baz Stevens is a primary school teacher and a veteran GM. He hosts the podcast What Would The Smart Party Do?.
This free download is 7-pages long, and in it, Stevens talks about his experience bringing Amazing Tales into the classroom. Yep, this means running a game with 30 players!
Using Amazing Tales Therapeutically
In this 6-page guide, Lilly Smith draws on her experience to talk about how Amazing Tales can be used to help kids with attentional needs to fulfil their potential.
The subjects in the download tackle issues like fine motor skills, creativity, impulse control, social problem solving and teamwork.
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