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Amazing Tales, complete kids' RPG

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A game for children who love adventures


The best stories are the ones you make up with your children.

That’s the thought behind Amazing Tales, a story making game of roleplay and imagination for children who are old enough to have adventures.* With the very simple Amazing Tales rules to guide you  you and your child can make up stories together, rolling dice to add drama and excitement for everyone

“I played Amazing Tales across Australia and New Zealand over the past 3+ weeks with my 10 year old daughter, Poesy, as we traveled the region on my book-tour; it was a huge smash hit (indeed, I often had to call it off when I was getting tired because Poesy never wanted to stop).” - Cory Doctorow

How to order a hardback copy of Amazing Tales:  We are currently updating the print files for this title to include extra content, a process which takes a couple of weeks. In the meantime, if you want a hardcopy of the updated version you can order one here.


In the book you will find


1. The short and simple Amazing Tales rules. So simple a four year old will be able to explain them back to you. Flexible enough to cope with the most imaginative requests

2. Advice on creating Amazing Tales with your child. Including plenty of advice for parents new to roleplaying, with advice on the specific challenges of making up stories that work for kids, different ways of handling fights in children’s games and ways to keep magic magic.

3. Four sample settings for Amazing Tales, each with suggested characters and skills, tips for story tellers and ten story seeds – ideas just waiting to become Amazing Tales. Take a look at the four settings below.

The Deep Dark WoodAdventure beyond the starsMagical Kingdoms Long AgoThe Pirate Seas

 

Perfect for playing with kids


Amazing Tales can be played with a single six sided dice. But a set of four dice with six, eight, ten and twelve sides are recommended.

Amazing Tales was written to be played sitting at a table, curled up on a sofa or snuggled up in bed by a parent and one or two children.

Amazing Tales lets your children make up any kind of character they want, such as aliens, robots, dinosaurs, fairies, knights, cowboys or superheroes. Amazing Tales was also designed to require no preparation on the parent’s side. If your children are in the mood for a game you can grab the dice and get started.


The 96 page hardback book features 28 pages of full colour illustrations and is embellished with black and white line drawings throughout. Perfect for sharing with adventurous children to inspire their adventures.


Want More Amazing Tales?

The Core Rulebook contains all you need to play Amazing Tales. But make gaming with your kids even more awesome with

The Quest for the Dragon Crown The Amazing Tales Colouring Book Rescue City Character Sheets


 
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Robert M February 27, 2019 1:13 am UTC
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I ordered the PDF and liked it enough to order the hardcover. When my book arrived it had a short (15-page) children's story bound in the front that had nothing to do with the content of Amazing Tales. Is this intentional or was it some kind of printing error?
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Martin L March 21, 2019 7:08 am UTC
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Hi Robert, sorry I've only just seen this message. That's a printing error. Get in touch with DriveThru and they'll sort you out with a new copy.
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Ralph T April 13, 2019 7:53 pm UTC
Or keep it and maybe it will become a collector's item. =)
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Michael S January 21, 2019 2:18 pm UTC
What is the difference between the premium and standard hardcover?
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Martin L March 21, 2019 7:09 am UTC
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Sorry for the late response...

https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/209936943-What-is-the-difference-between-Premium-Color-and-Standard-Color-
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Luke L January 19, 2019 3:17 pm UTC
You're making me wish I had kids now! I'll have to get this for my niece when she turns four this year.
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Adrian L December 23, 2018 8:44 am UTC
Hello! Is there a PDF for character sheets? I just bought the hardcover for my kids for Christmas.
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Martin L December 29, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
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Yes there is. It's right here
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237407/Amazing-Tales-Character-Sheets
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Jodi S December 05, 2018 3:29 am UTC
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If the PDF format was purchased, can it be downloaded to more than one computer or device? I ordered the standard hardcover as well as the PDF for my 5 yr. old & 10 yr. old's Christmas. The website said the hardcover likely won't arrive by Christmas, so I'm curious if I'd be able to download the PDF on multiple devices like their tablets and a computer?
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Martin L December 29, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
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Yes you can.
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Edward K December 03, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
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I see the pdf is watermarked, is also locked to prevent printing?
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Martin L December 29, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
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No. You can print it.
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Tyler F October 28, 2018 2:52 pm UTC
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Which dice are needed to play?
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Martin L November 10, 2018 11:52 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Recommended is D6, D8, D10 and D12. But there is a variant in the rules that needs only a D6.
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September 28, 2018 7:16 am UTC
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Purchaser here, and love the game. But is there any way you could post the story / character sheets without the brown background, perhaps as a download on your site?

The shading eats up a lot of ink I'd rather fill with adventure doodles.

Thanks in advance!
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Martin L October 04, 2018 11:30 am UTC
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Hi just seeing this now. You can download character sheets for free here https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237407/Amazing-Tales-Character-Sheets
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October 05, 2018 3:15 am UTC
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Can't believe I missed 'em. Thanks so much for both a great product and prompt response!
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Marie D August 31, 2018 5:20 am UTC
My 11 year old niece really wants to stretch her dming wings. Would this be a good system for that?
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September 28, 2018 7:16 am UTC
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This buyer says definitely.
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Eric B August 18, 2018 10:45 pm UTC
Hi. I'm wondering if a parent that has never done rpg could figure out how to do this with their kids? (Does it explain how to play an RPG game, or is that background knowledge expected?) Also, I don't understand the difference between the various versions. If I get the "watermark version" will I be able to play it?
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Micah W August 19, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
A PDF is a digital copy. If you get the watermarked PDF of course you can play the game, but you will not get a physical book, you will have to read the PDF on a computer, phone, or tablet.
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Nathan E September 06, 2018 8:31 pm UTC
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"Watermarked" just means they're going to put something like your customer name and an order number in a corner of each page. It doesn't affect readability; they plan for this when laying them out. It's just so that if someone pirates the game, they can figure out who did it.

How to run and play an RPG is both very simple and instinctive for most people once they try, and also a little difficult to explain. You could watch videos of some people playing RPGs on youtube or the like (Critical Role is extremely popular) if you read the book and still aren't sure what to do. No prior knowledge is necessary, though, and this game is very entry-level.
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Martin L October 04, 2018 11:31 am UTC
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Hi Eric,

I worked hard to try and make the game accessible for parents who haven't played RPGs before. I hope I succeeded. And there are videos on the Amazing Tales youtube channel to show how the game goes.
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Charles S May 21, 2018 3:12 am UTC
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Also, I've heard of another RPG for young kids but it seems to pretty much require things to be solved by violence. I'd expect some violence in an RPG, but I'd like to encourage other ways of solving problems. Maybe even adventures where violence would not make sense.
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Martin L May 28, 2018 10:39 am UTC
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Hi Charles, Amazing Tales has no specific rules for combat. While combat certainly can happen, so can anything else and it was written with that in mind. Roleplaying your way past challenges, befriending enemies, solving puzzles and dealing with natural hazards, like storms, earthquakes and herds of migrating dragons should all be part of the mix.
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Charles S May 21, 2018 1:50 am UTC
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What age range is this suggested for?
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Martin L May 28, 2018 10:36 am UTC
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Hi Charles, it's aimed at ages 4 and up. That's a rough guide. If a child can follow a bedtime story for 20 minutes and deal with numbers up to 12, they should be fine.
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Doug W September 10, 2019 7:19 pm UTC
Is there an upper end to the age recommendation? My teenagers enjoy D&D and thought this might be fun for road trips, etc. Would it work for their age group, also? Or is it more geared to younger kids?
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