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[Fiasco] trying to run a game with my parents
edited November 2010
[edited for despair] Nobody in this house knows how to have any fun. Harrumph.
Ha ha. RPing with parents FAIL.
Although props for the effort.
Yeah, good effort.
I often wonder what it would take to get my grandparents to play pretend.
What would role playing games look like if they burst forth in the 40's or 50's?
I'm going to guess that the missing ingredient was bourbon.
I remember when I was maybe 10 years old trying to share my love of D&D with my dad. He was very patient as I "helped" him make "his" group of characters and then tried to walk him through a dungeon adventure. I seem to recall it all devolving into a lot of lonely fun where I played both the characters and the GM in the back of a hot car in Panama City, Florida. Good times!
Were there more details in that first post before the EDIT?
I'd like to hear more!
(Although Fiasco is probably the last game I would try to play with parents/family, unless everyone was really excited about the idea of playing it before we even started.)
edited November 2010
Thanks for the props, everybody. Oy.
Steve, you may be onto something, but something tells me we'd have ended up needing a really, REALLY simple game for RP+Bourbon, like Best Friends.
Yes, I deleted some details.
I was working on a playtest doc for Dwarf Fortress, and, jazzed up by a great facebook conversation about a friend's new design, I decided I would ask my parents to try it out.
, but I will also add that my parents are Democrats, from northern Delaware; my dad is a clinical psychologist, and my mom is an ex-ER nurse who now works for an insurance company. They have endured Hero Quest (the board-game) and even Magic: the Gathering on my behalf, in the past, but something with no physical props might be a tad too outre.
As for choosing Fiasco, I figured it was the simplest, most straightforward RPG I had on hand. Oh, well!
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