My son is 7 and he's expressed an interest in Dungeons and Dragons from seeing some of my old books. The game would be too complicated for him at this age and I don't really relish the idea of playing again. I thought maybe Warhammer Quest would be a good way to start with him.
I know it's coming out on ipad, but I don't have one. Mute point.
So, where can I find the rules for it? Usually there are a ton of places that have the rules...like for Blood Bowl. I can find all sorts of tiles and character cards, etc. I have no idea how to play. Does anyone know where I can find the rule book?
Oh, found the main rules! Now just need to know how to play.....
and print everything out!
IIRC there should be 2 rule-sets, the basic game and the advanced game. The former is definately child-friendly and easy to pick up.
One other thing you need is a lot of wound markers. In the box-set you get a load of tiny-size dice about 5mm big! :)
My memory of WHQ is fun but flawed. Fun due to the randomness and the artwork on the floor tiles. Flawed in the way that gold is used for experience points and also the way you only get gold for the killing blow - in my view it should have been pooled. Although with my friends we tended to house-rule the latter, for example if there are 4 heroes vs 2 minotaurs we would agree to share the gold equally.
There's great fun to be had there, I've played a bit of Quest with my older kids and they are 8 and 6.
There's a fat book in the box called Roleplay which you should largely ignore when playing with children. All this stuff you can do between adventures is a bit abstract and can get boring for them. The basic missions in the Adventures book will last quite a while, there are six missions per objective room and five objective rooms.
OH, thanks! It's advice like that that I didn't get elsewhere that I was looking for.