...Lyndsay's got a neat entry up about playing with her mom.
Which got some interesting comments about playing with moms on G+...
I never actually played an RPG with my mother, though I did try to get her to make a character back when I first started playing D&D back in '79. She never actually sat down and generated a character, though I will never forget that she said, when I pressed her, that she'd play a fighter named Conquistadora. It was then that I had definitive proof that my mother was cool."
Not my mom, but I played with my Dad a few times. He liked the adventure in the Holmes basic book because he felt like he was solving mysteries and using his head, but didn't like a later wilderness adventure I took him on because "if felt like he was just rolling to see if he killed stuff." An early, unexpected lesson in adventure design!
My mum used to play a few games when we were kids. She liked to play thieves, stealing stuff, and was always cheating.
Plus a fun Q&A with a certain Sam...
I play Pathfinder with my mom every two weeks or so. She loves it.
that's so cool! what can you tell us about her as a player? who else is in the group?
Well, she's currently playing a Gnome Cleric named Pixette Polifax. She's extremely cautious, always carries as many mundane items as her bags will hold and tries her best to find uses for them, and often puts off healing the party until it's nearly too late. We play with my brother and his wife and a couple of other friends who bounce in and out of the games. I GM.
how old is she?
This is the woman who brought us up on Lord of the Rings and Shannara. She had some preconceptions about it but once I told her it was like WoW on paper, she was cool.
what were her preconceptions?
Ah, I don't know if they were that concrete. Mostly, she'd heard it was evil back in the day and had never revisited that idea.
Anybody else have any Gaming With Mom stories? (Or Dad?)