Stuffed Fables Review

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23 Apr 2018 05:22 #268042 by MattDP
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Children are not as foolish as adults sometimes think. I put three figures of stuffed toys in front of mine: a rabbit, a lion and a patchwork doll armed with a pencil. "Choose one to play," I suggest. They look suspicious.

One rummages in the pile of plastic from the box and pulls out a pig with a rattle. "Why can't I play this," she asks. I explain that this is a storytelling game that will unfold over many sessions. That we have to meet the pig in the story before someone can play him.

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23 Apr 2018 11:20 #268043 by ubarose
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I've been wanting to try this but I haven't been able to figure out if it is primarily a kid's game.

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23 Apr 2018 11:30 #268044 by MattDP
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ubarose wrote: I've been wanting to try this but I haven't been able to figure out if it is primarily a kid's game.


I would say it's primarily a family game, for both adults and kids. I'm not sure it's a game I would take to play with an all-adult group. Or, to put it another way since I know I have some friends who are interested in playing, there are certainly a lot of games I'd rather play with an all-adult group.
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23 Apr 2018 20:17 #268077 by BillyBobThwarton
Regarding the moment where you are suddenly reading new rules in the middle of a new mission, I expect that would really trip me up in front of my kids... Are the rules tightly intermixed within the story, or are they in obvious sections that might allow me to get familiar with all the rules of a scenario ahead of time?

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24 Apr 2018 04:23 #268088 by MattDP
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BillyBobThwarton wrote: Regarding the moment where you are suddenly reading new rules in the middle of a new mission, I expect that would really trip me up in front of my kids... Are the rules tightly intermixed within the story, or are they in obvious sections that might allow me to get familiar with all the rules of a scenario ahead of time?


No, you can't read ahead - at least not without spoiling the story. It is a problem with the system. On the flip side, it is very creative doing all sorts of different stuff with the base mechanics, and the standard rules apply in the majority of scenarios.

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24 Apr 2018 08:26 #268090 by Gary Sax
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^getting the kids ready for campaign wargames with standard series rules and specific campaign rules, amirite?
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24 Apr 2018 09:48 #268093 by MattDP
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Gary Sax wrote: ^getting the kids ready for campaign wargames with standard series rules and specific campaign rules, amirite?


The eldest is really into the Hamilton soundtrack at the moment, and I'm really tempted to try and leverage it to get her playing Washington's War.

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07 May 2018 12:24 #272796 by Jexik
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Played through the first scenario (over multiple nights, with our schedule) with the wife and 7 year old son. We also divvied up the minis to paint. I too was instantly excited about Lumpy and his Eeyoresque depression, although I went with Stitch. Wife took Flops, and son took Theadora, who he called Teddy.

I agree that it's a great family game, and regularly tell people that it is "just about the cutest game ever." Sold very well in the shop, better than anything else in its first 2 month period.

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