[Gaming] But what about the children?

If my school library had something like this when I was in school, life would have been a better place.

As gamers we were forced into the leftover classrooms that no one wanted, with the drame coach or english teacher to watch over us. And that was in the later years. The "stank" of being someone who played D&D meant that you were probably better off playing at your house than trying to play in/near the school.

I miss my days of playing D&D, the original.

Yoinked from Boing Boing:

HOWTO host a library after-school D&D game Peter sez, "Wizards of the Coast has developed a program to help public libraries host afterschool D&D games." The Afternoon Adventure with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS program will include everything librarians need to start regular gaming programs in their library with the original pen-and-paper roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D for short). Players assume the persona of fantasy characters and pursue magical adventures, confronting and solving problems using strategic thinking and teamwork. For three decades, D&D has appealed to an ever-increasing population of fans for its use of imagination and storytelling over competition. This free program will include a Dungeons & Dragons Basic Game (a $24.99 value), instructions for starting a D&D group in the library, a guide to using D&D as an introduction to library use, recommended reading lists, and other practical resources.

[Listening to: Sunday Morning – Maroon 5 – Songs About Jane]

2 Replies to “[Gaming] But what about the children?”

  1. I sincerely wish I could do this. I’d become a school librarian, just to run a weekly game for these kids.

    No joke, a good number of friends and I always said that gaming was the thing that kept us occupied in school, kind of kept us out of trouble. We stayed creative, wrote better, etc., etc… I know I’m preaching to the choir, but I’m rather excited by the idea!

  2. I know that you’re a big gamer too, so I figured this post would catch your attention.

    I doubt that a local school would allow you to come in as an outside “mentor” though and work with the kids, because of all the strange loonies that fill the world now.

    Wouldn’t it be grand though? Be a “GM Mentor” to a local group of school kids and play D&D with them once a week?

    You know, there are alot of SCA folks who are librarians.. You might be able to pull something like this off. They may not be school libraries, but you might be able to do it with a local library instead, if it qualifies.

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