Really glad to see the Kickstarter do well.

Really glad to see the Kickstarter do well.

Really glad to see the Kickstarter do well. So… I hate to be that guy, but will the new game be kid-friendly? I’ve got students whom I would love to toss a printout and watch create a world, but stuff like cuss words or “When you ransack a brothel, roll+strength…” would mark me as the creepy teacher, ya know? If you’re trying to make a more mature game, that’s cool, but if it’s not strictly necessary, maybe think about us teachers. Love your work, can’t wait to play the finished product.

4 thoughts on “Really glad to see the Kickstarter do well.”

  1. Nary a brothel or brazen strumpet in sight. I’m working with the illustrator to make sure the illustrations feature a diverse cast of characters and no chainmail bikinis.

    The worst it gets is in Freebooters on the Frontier, when I tell the Judge (GM), “don’t be a dick.”

    I’m going to say yes, it’s kid-friendly. But someone can correct me if they spot any issues.

  2. Hey Ben George, I don’t know if you noticed the post from Ben Milton, but he pointed out that some adjectives in the Trait tables are sexual in nature (“lewd,” “lustful,” etc.). I don’t plan on changing these, but I just wanted to give you a heads-up that they’re there, in case you might otherwise stumble upon them in the middle of running a game for kids. If you see them as problematic, I suggest substituting your own or just using the next non-problematic trait listed on the table.

  3. Thanks for the heads up… Hmmm, darn. I hope Ben Milton and I don’t come across as prudes, but as teachers, if even one parent decides to be a punk about things it can derail an afterschool program. We teachers are a paranoid bunch. Anyway, not trying to make you change your game, perhaps I’ll just not include that sheet in any handouts. Thanks!

  4. I totally understand, I have a 5- and 8-year-old and am super-conscious of what I expose them to. If I can find the time, I will put together an alternate “all ages” PDF version of Freebooters, with revised trait lists.

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