For those of you with kids or who are young at heart… There’s a new cartoon on Cartoon Network called “Adventure Time” that is a kinda young, demented version of D&D.
It stars a kid named Finn who is a self-described “adventurer” always on a quest, and his intelligent transforming animal companion Jake, a dog who can grow big and stretch, who often serves as a mount. Finn calls himself a “paladin” in one episode, and when asked to kill a “Neutral ant” without provocation, responds “No way man, that’s against my alignment.” They are fighting a Wall of Flesh in a dark, evil forest even as I write. If you want to get your kid interested in D&D, there are worse places to start!
Forget misguided attempts to get kids into gaming with dumbed-down-but-still-complex-D&D-variants – this is custom made. An “Adventure Time Adventure Game” with simple rules would be a huge win for kiddos RP’ing.