Kids D&D Intro Books: Young Adventurer's Guides

I've mentioned them before, but this is the first look at the covers of these Young Adventurer's Guides to D&D. There are also two more listed, Dungeons & Tombs, and Wizards & Spells, which don't have covers yet. Well, they probably do, but they're not viewable yet. These are by the same folks who published Art & Arcana last year.

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Russ Morrissey

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I really liked the Practical Guide series during 3.5/4E. I'm curious as to whether these will be in-character as well, or not.

My kids are just starting to get into D&D and I'll likely be picking these up either way.
 

Mistwell

Hero
These sound interesting. I'd like to see one before buying them, but I think I know some younguns ready for these.
 
So, is there going to be be a book on clerics and a book on thieves? Maybe not, since teaching kids about being thieves and religious crusaders would be a bad PR move.

I can't help but think that the dungeon and monster guides should be read only if the kid doesn't have a game to play in. The most fun way to learn about dungeons and monsters is to encounter them yourself...
 

MockingBird

Explorer
Are these rules specifically for younger players? If so I will definitely pick these up for my daughter. Shes still a little too young but I'm eating her into the game.
 
Amazon includes some actual pages to look at. They are nice products and I might pick them up, but I'm a bit disappointed as I originally thought this was a simplified form of the game that I could teach my daughters. It seems it is more of a picture book series, introducing the basic concepts but no actual rules. I was hoping for a "very basic D&D."
 

dave2008

Hero
Are these rules specifically for younger players? If so I will definitely pick these up for my daughter. Shes still a little too young but I'm eating her into the game.
No I don't think so and [MENTION=59082]Mercurius[/MENTION] backs that up based on what Amazon has posted.

FYI, my 4 & 6 year old sons and their friends were able to pick up D&D without simplifying the game or a D&D light for kids version. I don't know the age of your daughters but I wouldn't be surprised if they could handle it. Also, there have been a couple of threads on these forums with advice for playing D&D with young children. You might want to check them out.
 

dave2008

Hero
Hmm. I just checked out the amazon page and was really surprised to see that they included Demogorgon in it.
 
Hmm. I just checked out the amazon page and was really surprised to see that they included Demogorgon in it.
Well, he is the 5th Kewlest Thing Evar, behind only Bruce Lee, the Balrog, light sabers, and ninjas, just ahead of katanas and Boba Fett.

But yeah, demons and such...bold move, I guess, but different era.

In the end, though, I'm guessing that the real demographic for these books are geek parents who hope to indoctrinate their children.
 

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