Wizards of the Coast has put out a pretty cute little “D&D Lite” adventure called Heroes of Hesiod as a tiein for their new book “Monster Slayers” aimed at the 9-12 year old set. I downloaded it and checked it out and it’s pretty nice, I’ll see if my seven year old daughter is down (she probably will be). I just have to decide if I really want to get 5 other munchkins over at the same time – I think that may be its one drawback, keeping more than about 3 kids that age engaged is about impossible. But props to WotC for doing this!
It’s basically a party of five that just fights a bunch of critters in sequence to earn their monster hunter badges. So, you know exactly like 4e 😛 But heck, it’s a start. I like that there’s some focus on child gaming. A couple years ago WotC put out a “April Fools” about a My Little Pony RPG – I guaran-damn-tee you that if done right that would be a huge moneymaker.
Thanks to The Escapist for the tip!