Sunday, November 14, 2010

D&D 4 Essentials today instead

So we had our "Little Kids" game today.  We had been playing Pathfinder with the boys, but the DM showed up with something else in mind.  He re-did all the Pathfinder characters using only D&D Essentials and we went through the adventure from the Red Box.  We had, as he described it, the D&D Essential experience.

It was awesome!

The boys picked up on the rules quickly, but they had all played 3.x, Pathfinder and D&D 4 before.  The characters were familiar to them all, that was also a plus. The tokens worked great, the maps are cool and the new Rules Compendium made looking things up a breeze.

We got through three encounters in about 4 hours, not too bad really.

Greg, the DM, and I are going to talk, but this might be the game we play with the boys. I still ahve our 3.x game to wrap-up and then start their 4.0 game.  Greg and I are still going to do Pathfinder for our "Big Kids" game, so this makes crossovers between the two groups more problematic, but not impossible.

Looking forward to more of this.  I am really, really enjoying the 4e Essentials stuff.

And yes, I played a Fey-Pact Warlock. Gotta stick to what works for me.

3 comments:

Rhonin84 said...

I am thinking of making the dwarf merchant a larger fixture...at least for the first few levels, I need to think about that a bit...

Tim Brannan said...

You can always use Omar.
http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2010/07/crazy-omars.html

Narmer said...

My son is getting Essentials for Xmas. I'm glad to hear it went well with the kidlets.

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