Over the past couple years I've become very excited about Tabletop Role Playing Games and their potential as a teaching tool. However, the most popular modern RPG, 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, is too complicated and slow-moving for that purpose. These options, however, might be more useful:
- The Vanilla Game: A free game based on the original version of D&D, but with a lot of modern changes to make the game run faster and simpler.
- Sodalitas: An incredibly light and quick-paced game designed to play well in large groups. The same creators put out Adventures on a Single Page, a series of small kid-friendly adventures that could be played with any game.
- Troika!: A game about life in an absurdist fantasy city. It's very easy and quick to get started.
- Tunnel Goons: A free game with very few rules. The same creator also put out The Eternal Caverns of URK, an adventure generator.
- Beak, Feather, and Bone: A game about building a city. Each player plays as a faction in the city.
If you have any questions about how to get started using any of these, please get in touch!