- 11/09/2016 at 18:17 #48467PaulParticipant
My son is 5 now, so I thought it was about time I let him play with “Dads dudes”. I quickly threw down a felt battlefield with a few aquarium plants that are waiting to be used on jungle terrain bases and hauled out my painted Star Wars Command figures. I played Emperor Palpatine with a bodyguard of 4 Imperial Guards and 20 or so stormtroopers vs. an assortment of (anachronistic) rebel scum. We played a simple opposed die roll for any kind of combat resolution (I used d6, the boy used d20 to give him a “slight” advantage), all figures could move the length of a ruler, and we took turns taking actions with a single figure at a time.
It was a great success, and I have been forced to play a dungeon crawl game and a co-op zombie game with him too (all with similarly simple die mechanics, fudged rolls and on the spot rule making). Great fun. Hopefully we have another wargamer in the making.
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Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!11/09/2016 at 19:07 #48470RhodericParticipant
Careful there. A week from now he’ll be having heated online arguments about Murat’s cavalry charge at Eylau and the proper tactical use of the M26 Pershing in Korea11/09/2016 at 19:23 #48473Victoria DicksonParticipant
I hope you both made appropriate sound effects for blasters and light sabres when rolling the dice.11/09/2016 at 22:50 #48489AnonymousInactive
He doesn’t seem to have any gray hairs…12/09/2016 at 10:58 #48509Deleted UserMember
Anyone who can put a smile like that on their kid’s face is a great father.
Well done, sir.
donald12/09/2016 at 13:39 #48526PaulParticipant
Rhoderic: I dread the day. He is already a stubborn little thing.
Victoria: I left all the sound effects to him. Best ones were in the zombie game. He does a great zombie groan and “braaaaaaiinss.”
Glenn: No grey hairs on him, but hes giving me plenty.
Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!19/09/2016 at 04:28 #48900The GorbParticipant
I played with both my daughter and my son for many years.
Daughter stayed in until she was 15. Something about never rolling dice against a little girl kept her going. She is 23 now.
Son lasted until he was 13. Went off to play football and never came back. He is 21 now.
With luck, I will live long enough to corrupt my grandchildren.
Regards, The Gorb
Left Hand Miniatures
Graydon Gorby, Owner
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