ChoreWars. On Paper. For a non D&D person.
August 4, 2014 3:37 PM Subscribe
I want to use a game like Chore Wars
to motivate my kid to take care of his chores. Except it has to be paper-and-pencil only.
posted by rouftop to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My 6 year old is innately very competitive -- when just a little bit younger, I could motivate him to e.g. brush his teeth by telling him he'd get "10 points" or something like that. At his current age I think he'd really enjoy the idea of having a character, getting experience points for doing chores, fighting monsters, etc., and I'd like a structure by which getting points could translate into in-game rewards (or maybe, if I'm desperate, real-world rewards :-).
In other words, Chore Wars. But I'm not interested in the online approach. We're pretty low-tech parents. Unfortunately, I also don't really have any experience with the genre of games that Chore Wars is based on. I have in my head that I would somehow be the Dungeon Master, and that I'd be in charge of creating and running some kind of world. But I have no idea how to do that.
Where would I start with this? Or is there something in the same vein that already exists?