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Welcome to Camp Merlin


Welcome to Camp Merlin - it's time to learn some magic!

Cast spells, befriend monsters, save ghosts, earn badges, prank some fairies and summon goblins, all whilst exploring a magical forest full of ancient enchantments and mystical creatures.

Welcome to Camp Merlin is a tabletop role-playing game about non-magical kids attending a summer camp in preparation for their first year at magic school.


  • Quick to learn and easy to use d6-based action resolution system that fits on just one page. 
  • Engaging and simple rules for learning qualitative spells in a diegetic manner. 
  • Random tables to support the game master, containing dozens of encounters, monsters and locations. 
  • A5 zine format ideal for online play or for printing to play at home. 
  • Designed primarily to support whimsy, player shenanigans and the revelation of character through events. 
  • Intended for short campaigns of 6 to 12 sessions with 2 to 6 players. 

Downloads are available in printer friendly, digital and booklet versions. The character sheet is available as a .jpg for digital play.

Created as part of PocketQuest 2022

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Chris H September 04, 2022 11:58 pm UTC
Only one session in, but this is already a fun game to play with the kids. There's not much in the way of character building beyond picking a couple of starter spells, and the dice mechanics are very simple (similar to Tiny D6). But the camp activities and assignments for learning new spells offer great roleplaying opportunities. Whether it's behaving like animals, telling big fat lies or arguing with inanimate objects - the tasks will have your kids (and playful adults) in fits of hysterics.

The fact that it's so rules-lite also means it's easy to imagine bolting this onto another ruleset like Tiny Dungeon, Kids on Bikes or something similar if you want your characters a little meatier.
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Chris H September 05, 2022 12:18 am UTC
Meant to leave this as a review... but happy to discuss more.
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