I don’t do RPGs really, tabletop or otherwise. I did play in a long running LOTR D&D game here on the SDMB that What Exit? ran, and it was tons of fun, but that’s really where my knowledge of this stuff ends. But last week, kind of out of nowhere but not really if I think about it, my kid asked us if she could learn to play dungeons and dragons. I asked why, she said she saw it on a youtube show she watches and it looks super fun.
The trouble really is, you know, the pandemic and social distancing. Also, none of her current friends play. So, we found a cool looking “class” that she started today on outschool.com that teaches the basics of how to build a character and play the game on a video chat with a teacher and 8 other kids. She is fully hooked. It’s the most excited I have seen her about anything since we went into lockdown and so, I want to support this, but I have no clue how.
I can have her play in more of these online groups run on video chats by an adult GM, but like, should I be getting her books? Dice? Can I play with her just the two of us (my wife is less than uninterested). Most of the stuff she has ever been into is something I vaguely understand, but I have no clue how to support this interest. Also, shes’s a 10 year old girl and gamer internet can get weird and I am, perhaps unfairly, a little hesitant to let her explore that on her own, and given that she’s 10 and can’t go anywhere much right now it’s not like she can go to the library and get books on her own, so I sort of feel like if we don’t support this it will just die, but she needs the outlet I think. Badly.
So, I don’t know what I am asking really, but for the last 15 years if I found myself in a situation where I just didn’t know what the heck to do I asked the SDMB. So, here I am. How do I proceed here?