Four Tips for Writing Family-Friendly Adventures

Scriv the Bard

In “What I Learned from DMing for Children”, I talk about running a D&D adventure for kids. In this post, we will explore some of the things that take place before you get to the table when writing the adventure. While there will be some overlap, I recommend reading that first post before you continue to read this one 🙂

As the D&D Workshops continue to grow, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes an adventure “family friendly”? A disclaimer before we continue: the things I describe below are in the context of an introductory one-shot I wrote specifically for the workshops, designed to provide an engaging foray into D&D and role-playing. Writing a full campaign would have different considerations that we can discuss in another post 🙂

First, remember to keep your story simple, but adaptable. By that, I mean don’t throw the players into an intricate tale…

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