184 – Children and RPGs

The Mythcreant Podcast

Have you heard about this new thing called children? They’re a sort of small human, and everyone thinks they’re a big deal. But how do you play RPGs with them? What sort of special considerations does it take, and what kind of challenges are you likely to run into? That’s what we’re talking about today, and we’ve brought on special expert Matt to help us out. We discuss our own childhood games, what kids bring to the table, and how to encourage kids to run their own campaigns. Plus, Mind Flayers stealing brains!

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Check out Matt’s show, Bad Playstyle, a book-club style podcast about video games!

Daniel Kwan

Iron Kingdoms

2nd Edition D&D

Mind Flayer

The Satanic Panic

The Open Gaming License (OGL)

Critical Role

Pathfinder Society

Living Greyhawk



5E D&D


Battle Royale Games

Intellect Devourer

Stranger Things


The Walking Dead


Treat your friends to an evening of dark ritual murder. In a fictional game scenario, of course. Uncover your lost memories and save the day in our stand-alone game, The Voyage.



  1. Alpha

    “I work with kids. That’s what I do for food.” Yay out of context cannibalism!

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