I cannot wait for Kaylee to be old enough to play this.

The Princes’ Kingdom
You are nine years old. You just had a birthday, and your brothers got you a puppy. The three of you are seeing the world from your very own boat. You are the sons of the King of Islandia!
And only you three can stop the war.
A game about children, adults, and ideals.
It’s … DitV mechanics, playing young royalty in … a kind of Earthsea golden age (and I only say ‘earthsea’ because it’s a kingdom composed entirely of islands — no other similarity).
Basic Dogs mechanics, but without the stats Heart, Acuity, Will, Body — in conflicts you start off by rolling your age in d6’s… and then you add in skills you have that make sense. When you get Fallout xp, you just pick up more Traits — ou don’t raise the skills you already have — so that your sheet quickly becomes the history of everything you’ve learned. Escalations in conflict are smaller things, more personal… dice pools are smaller… violence is … a lot more shocking and short and startling, when or if it happens.
It’s… sort of a classic YA fantasy story about growing up and making choices. It makes me feel excited to be a parent. I’ve already pre-ordered a copy (which gives me the PDF for free!), and I’m getting another one as a gift for someone else, later :).


  1. Heh. All the profits are going to a really great charity, Dave, so I’m not going to tell you not to get this game — though I was eventually going to get a copy to you and Princess Kitten. 🙂

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