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Middle School History RPG

Tweet It is a constant challenge to keep students engaged in middle school. You know the age, spring has sprung and suddenly girls no longer have cooties. In fact, they are darn attractive. Suddenly, school is the last thing on your mind when you are sitting in class. It’s Mother Nature herself that I am fighting against each day when I try to keep my 7th graders interested. What weapon can a teacher use in this battle against hormones? Dice of course! Don’t tell me you are surprised… I’ve designed a class RPG/Risk inspired simulation to bring Medieval Japan to life in my classroom. Each group of students is responsible for maintaining their feudal state, including the earning of food and money to upkeep their armies. They can declare war and battle against … Read entire article »

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Laser Ponies RPG Review – Gateway Game for Girls?

Tweet “Feel the Pony Power! On a faraway magical world, in the heart of Glitter Valley, there lives a tribe of beautiful creatures known as the Laser Ponies.” – Hex Games Website Hex games created this very simple RPG in 2009. Laser Ponies is aimed at very young players, but it is still a pen and paper RPG that requires basic math skills and reading ability. I’d suggest it for ages 7 and up. I happen to be running an X-rated convention game for adults, but that is just because I’m very broken. Using the NORMAL setting for Laser Ponies makes for a fun, family-friendly, imaginative gaming experience. Cost – 10/5 Yes, Laser Ponies gets a 10 out of 5 for cost. How is that possible? The PDF costs $1.99… YES, ONE DOLLAR AND … Read entire article »

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