Gaming with My Daughter: Part 2

This is from the second gaming session with my daughter playing Amazing Tales.

A couple of days ago, Savannah and I continued our “quest” in Amazing Tales. Returning with news of the “Nightmare Army” on the move to invade the Dream Kingdom, Savannah’s Princess Victoria and her faithful knight, Sir Meowsalot, head home to inform the king and queen. Immediately, the kingdom is set into motion and the army sent out to slow the advance of the invaders. The Princess is given a task of being diplomat and seeking the aid of neighboring groups. The first stop, the Dwarves of the northern mountains.

They set out and reach the foothills of the mountains. As they traverse the path, they reach a fork, one going up the nearest mountain, and the other path curving behind a bend. They take the path going up. Near the top, a lone goblin wizard stops them. He demands that they leave his mountain. They explain their task, to enlist the dwarves in aiding in the fight against the Nightmare Army. The goblin, who admits he was once a part of the Nightmare army, only having been kicked out, gives the princess an amulet to aid against the army and sends them back to the other path which leads to the dwarves.

On the other path, they go into a cave that goes deep into the mountain. They reach a large chamber filled with stalagmites with an exit at the far end. As they make their way across the chamber, they are ambushed by a group of goblins (not associated with the wizard from earlier). They fight off a few and quickly make their way to the other side. After tripping up a few goblins, they make it out of the chamber and continue their journey. Eventually, they come to a big door.

The princess knocks and a dwarf answers, asking their purpose. They explain the situation and are taken to the king where they detail what is happening. The jolly king of the dwarves, King Brushelbutt, is happy to help and send his dwarves to help and provides an escort and emmisary to the princess.

Gaming with my Daughter: Part 1

This is the adventure that my daughter and I have been playing through. I originally posted this on social media and I figured that this could be a running feature on my blog. So here is the first part…

My 5-year-old daughter, Savannah, has been begging me to play Amazing Tales with her. If you are not familiar, it is a roleplaying game made with young children in mind. We played before (a space setting) but that did not get too far, though I did see some enjoyment on her behalf.

This time around, we decided to go with a “magical kingdom” (typical fantasy) kingdom. Between us, we set the stage for an adventure. She named the kingdom “Dream Kingdom” and decided to play as a Princess sorceress. Her companion is a cat knight named Sir Meowsalot (her pick of a name). I kind of based him somewhere between Puss-in-boots and Khajiit (from TES).

The start of the adventure began with Princess Victoria and Sir Meowsalot walking through a forest near the Capital (Aluria). Soon a fairy named Tuella came and begged for help from the princess.  Tuella led them to her fairy grove and explained that the bee fairies were attempting to take over the forest. They are led by a strange man known as Buzz Master.

They reach the grove just as a swarm of bee fairies are attacking.  After conjuring a wind that misfires and scatters the grove fairies, Princess Victoria conjures another wind that collects up the attacking bee fairies and sends them off into the forest.

They make their way deeper into the forest to challenge Buzz Master. Along the way, they are ambushed by three forest trolls.  The princess thumps the first troll with her staff, Sir Meowsalot evades the second troll (causing it to become off balance) and engages the third with his sword.  Princess V casts a bright light which catches the first troll and turns it to stone. The third troll disarms Sir M, but Sir M uses his claws in as scratch fury against the troll.  Princess V uses a magic sword to slice the second troll in half before it can recover. However, it then regenerates into 2 trolls.

At the advice of Tuella, she conjures a magic bow and shoots arrows of fire at the two trolls as they are still regenerating. Sir M uses his speed and reflexes and grabs a branch and lights it using the burning trolls and retrieves his sword. He sets the remaining troll of fire, ending the threat.

They make their way to an opening with a giant oak. The oak has a humungous hive that is the home of the bee fairies.  Princess V casts a spell that protects the group from bees (but not the bee fairies). Buzz Master drops from the hive and uncurls to reveal himself to be a man with yellow and black robes. He has a staff and a quarterstaff. The bees begin to swarm but are repelled by the protection spell.  The bee fairies attack and Princess Victoria thwarts them again with her wind magic.

In response, Buzz Master slams the staff into the ground, creating an anti-magic field in the area. He attacks the pair and they engage him. They go a couple rounds and make no headway. What is worse is the bee fairies have returned and encircle them. Sir Meow takes the moment to charge at the staff while Princess V keeps the Buzz Master busy. He uses his sword to break the staff, breaking the anti-magic field. Princess V uses her magic to create her bow and shoots the bolt of fire right into the Buzz Master.  This breaks his control over the Bee fairies and restores order to the forest.  They are rewarded with honey and promise that honey will now flow through the kingdom.

On their way back to the palace, a squirrel gives a message to Princess Victoria (she can talk to animals). The Nightmare Army is marching to invade the Dream Kingdom.

(What Have I started???)

To be continued…