There is nothing quite like the excitement of a new gaming group.
New people getting together for the first time, new characters, new game, new worlds to explore.
My oldest son has a friend that really wants to learn to play D&D. So I talked to his mother and she is thrilled about it too. She used to play Werewolf back in college. We are also going to add his younger brother and my youngest too. So a total of four boys ages 9 to 12.
My oldest plays in a group now that he is continuing with. They are playing Castles and Crusades and having a good time with that. My oldest and youngest are still playing our 3.x Epic game, the DragonSlayers.
Given I still have all this 4e stuff I want to get my money's worth out off, we are going to play Fourth Edition D&D.
I think it is going to be a great time to be honest.
Right now the plans are to play every other Saturday.
I picked up the Forgotten Realms books at Half-Price books a while back dirt cheap so maybe we will play in the Realms. I have never done that before.
My kids created their characters yesterday and I am going to use the companion rules to let them have a human or animal companion. My oldest is playing two characters a Dragonborn Paladin/Warlord and Genasi Sorcerer, My youngest is playing a Half-elf Bard. I am planning to go totally 4e gonzo on this too. Use all the options, the cards, everything.
So yeah, it is about as far from an old school game as you can get, but you know what, it is going to be a blast! I can't wait to get started!
I am not likely to use the "Basic Levels" idea I came up with. Which is too bad really, cause I really liked that. But hey, who knows. Let's see what the kids want.