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Monster Hunter

Created a new character class (sort of) for my ten-year-old niece who loves to game but somtimes gets bored with the battle aspect of the game; I made her a "Monster Hunter".

She's a cleric of a very obscure order that are charged with cataloging all the Monsters in the world. She was given the holy tome of her order and told to go out and discover new creatures.

In reality, I've given her a copy of The Monster Manual so she can look up the beasties that we're fighting and read the flavor text to our party. It's REALLY made her get very interested in encounters, as well as finding out effective strategies to help the party vanquish our foes.

And the fact that it lets her exercise her reading skills (her weakest ones according to her teacher), well that's just an added bonus :)

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What a great idea! Its a great tool for helping the younger players to really absorb the game quickly too...I mean, the way we did. I remember sitting down and reading my first MM cover to cover when I was 13.

I've not been able to capture that enthusiasm in B yet. Something like this may do the trick...kids can't resist the temptation as being the "Master" of anything...OOh! That's another way to spin it...Make them a "Beast Master" type with a magical item that grants them knowledge of any creature they see.

This could be fun!
Trust me - it *is* fun :)

Look at the Mirrorstone books

Family Time :)

November 2008

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