A few weeks ago half of our normal gaming group was out of town.
Jeff decided to finally let all 7 kids have a chance to play in their own campaign.
Two of them decided not to.
They opted to play dress up and do each other’s hair. There are times I don’t know where she gets it from. This would be one of those times.
Jeff designed characters for everyone.
And the kids spent the night learning all sorts of things that you’re not going to learn as well from a text book.
What can be learned from role playing games?
The importance of knowing your math facts quickly. If you can’t add and subtract you don’t know how much damage you’ve done or they’ve done to you.
The value of being able to read a map and understand where things are in relation to you.
How to solve problems without fighting. We discovered Superman is very good at finding out information and talking to people.
Thinking strategically. If you’re outnumbered in a fight how will you still win it? Okay, you’re not likely to be in a fight, but you are likely to have problems that need solving.