I’d like to share two 5yo kid gaming actual reports from this morning’s commute that made me smile:
World of Dreams:
Dreamer described the initial scene as an empty white space as far as the eye can see. His Dreamer just had an enormous paintbrush. Dreamer didn’t give me much to work with here, so instead of a series of follow up questions, I just asked “What do you do?” Dreamer proceeded to paint the scene, starting with the sky, the sun, then the grass and the flowers. Finally he described a large Gecko on a tree trunk. Dreamer invited the Gecko to take a tour of the world Dreamer had painted, and they began travelling. At this point, Dreamer repeatedly pointed out new details Dreamer had painted, and they eventually came to a large castle. They climbed to the roof of the castle, and in the distance Dreamer saw a large red streak of light approaching at high speed. Dreamer decided to run, and used a Lucid Token to transform into a bird.
During the pursuit Dreamer realized that the red streak was actually a large red bird that wanted to speak with him. Very suspicious, Dreamer slowed down to allow conversation. The red bird challenged Dreamer to a race. The race involved a series of acrobatic tricks, and Dreamer ultimately won.
We were getting close to school at this point, so I moved to the final phase: “You sense the Wim is near, what does it look like?” Dreamer explained that the Wim was hiding as the castle. “How will you stop the Wim?” Just needed to pull some of the stones out of the base of the castle wall. “Great, but first you will have to get past the castle’s catapults.”
After some great rolls, Dreamer dodged a slew of catapult stones and landed near the castle wall. He used a Lucid Token to transform into a giant ogre and pulled out some stones, overcoming the Whim.
Generic DW Variant
My other son GM’d this session, and I played as my fighter, “The Greatest Fighter.”
GM set the scene. I had just visited a new village and learned that a woman had been taken by some goblins. We started in a forest as I was following the goblin tracks. Out of nowhere a tiger appeared, and I raised my shield and yelled “Get out of here!” The tiger retreated to get reinforcements, and I sprinted down the path.
At the end of the path I came upon a lone unsuspecting goblin. I rushed to shield bash the goblin, but the goblin turned at the last second and yelled “Stop, I’m a friend!”
This goblin, Ryu, said he would help me free the woman. Ryu led me to a cave, where two large goblins were standing guard. Ryu asked me to pretend to be a prisoner, and he talked our way past the guards. We came to a large room where seventy goblins were playing Werewolf (the party game). In the distance I heard a woman shouting for help and I asked Ryu to take me to her cell. We freed the woman and she led us out by the goblins (who were too distracted to notice us).
Ryu and I then returned to town as heroes, without any violence at all.