I ran Dungeon World last night with my 12 y/o and his cousins. It went well and we all had a good time, but our conversation this morning left me a little bewildered.
Him: “So, what happened after we defeated the BBG last night?”
Me: “Well, I don’t know. That’s why we play, to find out.”
Him: “Oh.” Sounding disappointed. “I thought this was a game where we have a quest that we’re trying to complete and you know everything already.”
Soooo, does this mean that kids want the railroad? The certainty that a pre-planned adventure and mission bring? I know we all had a good time and they really got into “making stuff up as we went” – to the point that I had to reign it in at times – but maybe they thought I already knew all the answers?