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Tiny Dungeon 2e: The Hatchling Edition is a child friendly iteration of the minimalist fantasy roleplaying game Tiny Dungeon!

Powered by the TinyD6 engine, with streamlined mechanics that use only one to three single six-sided dice on every action, characters that can fit on a 3x5
note card, and easy to understand and teach rules, Tiny Dungeon 2e: The Hatchling Edition is great for players aged six to ninety-six, whether beginners or long-time roleplayers.

Included are nine lightly detailed settings written by a fantastic group of fantasy and game writers. These “micro-settings” are light-weight, open-ended, and designed to inspire adventures for your players, whether they’re part of a one-time adventure or an epic campaign.

So, grab your dice, pencils, a few friends, and get ready for a game of minimalist, straight forward, fantasy roleplaying!

But beware — there be dragons here.

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Christopher B December 07, 2019 2:20 pm UTC
Is there no kid friendly Character Sheet to go along with this?
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Chad K December 04, 2019 10:59 am UTC
A new Race? what is a "hatchling"?
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Jason H July 05, 2019 10:22 am UTC
Could anyone tell me what size the book is if you get the POD version?

Ideally I would like an A5 sort of size, as I figure a kids' version should be easy for a kid to hold.
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Alan B September 03, 2019 12:57 am UTC
It's a 5.5x8.5 size book!
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Ryan W December 14, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
What age group is this recommended for? My child is a bit young yet (5), but I'm patiently waiting and curious what a good ballpark might be :)
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Alan B December 14, 2018 11:34 pm UTC
Hey Ryan!

Children as young as 4 have played it successfully, but if you want them to read it and learn it, probably 10 and up!
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Justin S June 09, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
any plans for a POD of the Hatchling Edition getting my daughter into Tabletop roleplaying and I think she would love a physical copy
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Alan B June 09, 2018 2:42 pm UTC
Hey Justin!

After we fulfill our Kickstarter commitments to backers, the physical will be released for sale (via POD)!
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Ben W April 27, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
Any hurdles if we start with the Hatchling Edition (say to play with my kids), but later want to move into the standard "2e" edition with our characters and campaign?
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Alan B April 27, 2018 9:48 pm UTC
Hey Ben!

Not at all!
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William P April 11, 2018 7:57 am UTC
What are the main differences with the standard "2e" edition, besides a child-friendly layout and feeling?
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Dani J April 11, 2018 1:22 pm UTC
Classless, no level, simplified rulesets with optional rules if you as a gm might want to add. New playable race, bestiary, micro setting etc. I'm loving this thing just for 50 pages of juicy microsetting. Worth it.
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Alan B April 11, 2018 1:51 pm UTC
Dani is right!

Our authors also included vocabulary checks to explain terms and words, some adjustments to language and tone, and all the micro-settings are new and child-friendly and focused!

There's a new Hatchling Heritage and some character building guides too.
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William P April 11, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
Thank you both. Sounds interesting.
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Sean P April 08, 2019 12:43 am UTC
I bought this as part of a bundle, so DriveThru thinks I have not purchased this title. Otherwise, I would write a review. However, I would say the main difference between Hatchling Edition and regular TD2e is the micro-settings. The main text has been SLIGHTLY edited (no Drunken Master for the kiddies, for example). There are kid-friendly side bars. The art is different. However, the game text is practically the same.

I am still pondering before I review TD2e, but I recommend purchasers get one or the other, but certainly not both. There's not enough difference to pay for it twice — even in the bundle!
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Steve N August 29, 2019 11:20 pm UTC
You say no level but are there rules for at least a little advancement?
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Christoph K May 22, 2020 6:17 pm UTC
Here is what the table of contents says:

“How to Play 3


Optional Rules: Experience & Character Growth 17
The Minimalist Advancement 17
Experience Points 17"

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