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    Avatar photoPaul

    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!

    Avatar photoRhoderic

    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 Korea 

    Avatar photoVictoria Dickson

    I hope you both made appropriate sound effects for blasters and light sabres when rolling the dice.  

    Avatar photoAnonymous

    He doesn’t seem to have any gray hairs…

    Avatar photoDeleted User

    Anyone who can put a smile like that on their kid’s face is a great father.


    Well done, sir.



    Avatar photoPaul

    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.
    Ochoin: Thanks

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    Avatar photoThe Gorb

    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

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