Author Topic: Sci-Fi/Space RPG for Kids?  (Read 240 times)

thecommandtent

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on: February 27, 2021, 03:04:30 PM
So I've been running some real basic "RPG sessions" for my 5 year old roughly based on D&D5e and he's enjoyed it but hasn't really connected with the fantasy theme. Recently, as kids do, he has been on a big space kick and talking about lasers and aliens etc.  So now I have the idea to try and run some sci-fi adventures with him but I'm stuck/floundering trying to come up with anything as I really have no Sci-fi RPG experience. I enjoy Sci-fi but my inspiration and familiarity is much more in the fantasy realm. So I'm looking for either a sci-fi RPG for kids or recommendations on a sci-fi setting/system that I can learn and simplify for my son.



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Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 03:26:56 PM
you could check on pre-order status with this one
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigbaldgames/space-kids-rpg


I'd probably start here and then widen the search
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/222950/Amazing-Tales-complete-kids-RPG


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Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 03:28:13 PM
this might work, too, but there's a couple of different products you need to get with it

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/149304/Hero-Kids--Complete-Space-Expansion-PDF-Bundle-BUNDLE

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Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 05:36:35 PM
Tiny Frontiers: Revised is a minimalist RPG that you use to run just about any setting you want. It starts off pretty basic but you could trim it down even more. They actually have a fantasy version of Tiny Dungeons for kids. I didn't see one for Tiny Frontiers though.

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Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 05:40:57 PM
You could also do TWERPS with the Space Cadets and Rocket Rangers settings, and that would work well for a kid, too.  Designed to be a little silly, and with some fun map-&-counter tools, too, that you can color in, as well


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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 10:48:24 PM
Thanks guys I'll look into these!



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Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 01:45:46 AM
Hero Kids is a really good system. Fantasy, SCIFI, and Super Heroes...simple rules and you can just print what you need.