Mountain Dwarf Tree-Huggers Anonymous

With the writing for Nefertiti Overdrive done and off to the editor, I have time to take a breath and relax a bit. During that breather, I got back to playing D&D with my children (two daughters, aged 6 and 8, whom we’ll call Smiley and the Princess).

The Princess, the eldest of the two, has been focused on Dwarf clerics since she played the Castle Ravenloft board game. She liked being able to heal. Both girls are really afraid of damage – then again, aren’t we all – and having someone on hand who can heal is essential for them. Because the eldest chose a Dwarf, so did the youngest, though the youngest is a Mountain Dwarf and the eldest is a Hill Dwarf.

Which is funny, because the youngest’s Mountain Dwarf if a Druid. She loved the idea of nature magic and helping animals. I am not about to put constraints on her, and if she likes the idea of a Dwarf that grew up in a great cave complex who now protects the forests and wilds, it’s all good.

So we have a Dwarf cleric and a Dwarf druid. They’re first encounter was with poachers looking to kill a mother white tiger. This is somewhere mountainous and cold, though I haven’t put on details on it yet. The two Dwarfs took on three bandits and did pretty well. Now I have to flesh out the campaign. Maybe the world is gripped with eternal winter and these two are tasked with finding the cause.

No doubt they would go looking for Elsa.

Whatever the case, getting deeper into D&D 5E led to me to more closely read the PHB. Some thoughts on that later.

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2 Responses to Mountain Dwarf Tree-Huggers Anonymous

  1. Ken Newquist says:

    Sounds like a fun setup. I’ve never played a pen-and-paper RPG with my kids, but I think 5e would be a good choice. My daughter (11) has been asking to play Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I haven’t gotten far enough into it to decide if that’s a good idea yet or not. 🙂

    On the female dwarven spellcaster front, I’ve been looking for dwarven clerics and mages for my resurgent Greyhawk campaigns (A decade ago anyone playing a dwarven mage would have been cast out of the group, but we’ve mellowed over the years). I’ve found two Reaper minis that I’ve ordered for the game:

    Margara (female dwarf mage)

    Valana, Forgemaiden Sergeant (female dwarf cleric)

    Have fun with the game — sounds like your kids are going to love it.

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