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I'd like to get my wife into playing the occasional AD&D game session. Just her and me. Is there something in the huge mess of years of paper that you'd suggest for someone (her) who isn't really a keen RPG'r and one (me) who has fond memories?

I want something inexpensive and simple... no fiddly counters or hordes of necessary player facts that she'd have to memorize... just something for her to have occasional fun with... your suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hit rpgnow.com for a decent collection of 1 on 1 adventures designed for 1 GM and 1 player. There is a thief one that is less game rules-centric.
You can use the free PAthfinder rules.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=64278&fil...
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fbranham wrote:
Hit rpgnow.com for a decent collection of 1 on 1 adventures designed for 1 GM and 1 player. There is a thief one that is less game rules-centric.
You can use the free PAthfinder rules.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=64278&fil...


Thanks for the heads-up. I've been looking for something like this, too. And The Pleasure Prison of the B’thuvian Demon Whore looks intriguing (and award-winning). laugh
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Perhaps posting at http://rpg.geekdo.com/ rather than boardgamegeek.com will get you more answers.
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mbourgeois wrote:

I'd like to get my wife into playing the occasional AD&D game session. Just her and me. Is there something in the huge mess of years of paper that you'd suggest for someone (her) who isn't really a keen RPG'r and one (me) who has fond memories?

I want something inexpensive and simple... no fiddly counters or hordes of necessary player facts that she'd have to memorize... just something for her to have occasional fun with... your suggestions would be appreciated.


I highly suggest, for newbies, for experienced players... to do something like a thematic boardgame like A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game or if you have more time Arkham Horror. It's really easy to get bogged-down in rules lawyering and "what does cantrips do, really?" with a full-on AD&D book.

Whereas, the thematic boardgames have most all of 'the good stuff' on the cards in a very concise, and limited format.

EDIT: I've yet to see a roleplaying session without some rule fight, and I imagine with a spouse, you would need a set of polyhedral dice, and a cage to have a no-holds-barred battle royale.
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Tip: When you do run her in an RPG, don't throw any mechanics at her. Just translate her actions into RPG-ese, roll the dice, and tell her the results.

Of course, five seconds after your first failed die roll, she'll want to roll the dice herself. Then when you explain how stats affect die rolls, she'll want input in creating a character. You can then congratulate yourself on seducing her to the RPG side. laugh
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bippi wrote:
mbourgeois wrote:

I'd like to get my wife into playing the occasional AD&D game session. Just her and me. Is there something in the huge mess of years of paper that you'd suggest for someone (her) who isn't really a keen RPG'r and one (me) who has fond memories?

I want something inexpensive and simple... no fiddly counters or hordes of necessary player facts that she'd have to memorize... just something for her to have occasional fun with... your suggestions would be appreciated.


I highly suggest, for newbies, for experienced players... to do something like a thematic boardgame like A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game or if you have more time Arkham Horror. It's really easy to get bogged-down in rules lawyering and "what does cantrips do, really?" with a full-on AD&D book.

Whereas, the thematic boardgames have most all of 'the good stuff' on the cards in a very concise, and limited format.

EDIT: I've yet to see a roleplaying session without some rule fight, and I imagine with a spouse, you would need a set of polyhedral dice, and a cage to have a no-holds-barred battle royale.


Good point. Runebound (Second Edition) would be great for this as well, especially since it's thematically very D&D. And since w/2 players, it doesn't bog down time-wise the way it does with more players.
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where should I start?


    In a tavern.

             Sag.


Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.

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Sagrilarus wrote:

Quote:
where should I start?


    In a tavern.

             Sag.


Sorry, I just couldn't help myself.


LOL.

I was thinking "The Keep on the Borderlands" or "The Village of Hommlett", but you're answer was spot on.
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