Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
A place for boardgame traitors.

TOPIC: Role Playing in the Car?

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 08:57 #247246

It dawned on me last night....why don't I role-play in the car with the kids on road trips?
We road trip frequently. Sometimes we'll do audio books, sometimes I'll read aloud a choose-your-own adventure...but why not role-play?

I figure, I can download a dice app on the kindle, and put that between them to use for their rolls. No dice getting lost or falling all over the back seat.

This seems like a great use of time.

Has anyone done this?
  • Mr. White
  • Mr. White's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • D12
  • Posts: 5165
  • Thank you received: 2261
Life & Death & An American Chainsaw
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 08:59 #247247

Yes, I was a professor once driving home a student
  • Black Barney
  • Black Barney's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • D20
  • Posts: 8861
  • Thank you received: 2676
"We must let go of the life we had planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
Last Edit: 26 Apr 2017 08:59 by Black Barney.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Shellhead, dave, boothwah, Colorcrayons, Gregarius, Vlad

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 11:30 #247261

- A live groundhog counts as 1.
- A dead groundhog eliminates all your opponents' groundhogs.
- A bad identification (such as live cat, dead raccoon, etc) costs the caller half their groundhogs (rounded down), split amongst all the other players (rounded down).
- Most groundhogs win.
  • RobertB
  • RobertB's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • D6
  • Posts: 814
  • Thank you received: 370
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 11:46 #247264

I guess just make sure you're not the one driving?
  • metalface13
  • metalface13's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • D10
  • Posts: 4744
  • Thank you received: 662
"Chance favors the prepared mind" – Louis Pasteur
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mr. White

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 12:54 #247266

The Parsely games are good for this. No dice needed, short enough to keep in your head.

They're not really relevant RPGs, but close enough for a drive.

Only caveat is that your kids probably don't know enough old Zork games to get some of the charm.
  • dysjunct
  • dysjunct's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • D6
  • Posts: 875
  • Thank you received: 446
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mr. White

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 15:56 #247288

Sherpa was created exactly for this type situation. I've used it a few times on hiking/ camping trips. It does the job.
www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/classic/rev_1964.phtml
  • allismom3
  • allismom3's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • D4
  • Posts: 91
  • Thank you received: 58
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Role Playing in the Car? 26 Apr 2017 23:54 #247325

My son will do a version of this with his siblings on long trips, and sometimes on scout outings, but it's mostly just him deciding what happens as they make choices.
  • cranberries
  • cranberries's Avatar
  • NOW ONLINE
  • D8
  • Posts: 1963
  • Thank you received: 1012
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Moderators: Jackwraith, Mad Dog, wadenels
Time to create page: 0.244 seconds