DnD For Dads

James Stowe created some fantastic (and easy to use) character sheets that he could use when running a DnD campaign for his 8-year-old son and his friends. He is generously sharing a PDF file where you can download all of the sheets, and rumor has it he’s making a set for girls as well. I hadn’t thought of introducing DnD to a younger set before, but now I can’t think of a better idea. Kids have such a larger imagination and set of problem solving skills than adults–they’d be fantastic!

(If you use and love the sheets, show some love and send a donation James’ way!)

Aspirational Business Cards

An ad agency in Brazil worked with Red Balloon to create business cards for children based on what they want to be when they grow up:

RedBalloon Kids Business Cards from digous machado on Vimeo.

This idea is so cute, and not just something for children. How fun would it be to hand out a business card with your dream job on it? It would definitely be a conversation starter! I’m going to keep this idea in mind for an upcoming “When I Grow Up” party I want to plan (where guests come dressed as the thing they always wanted to be when they grew up).

My business card would probably say “Movie Star and Teacher”. What would you have on yours?

Build A Fort

When was the last time you’ve built a fort? A group in San Diego would like to know:

Forts and the Inbetween from Wesley Bruce on Vimeo.

They’re encouraging you to build forts and safe spaces where you can freely be yourself and use your imagination. The video starts off a bit like a Wes Anderson film, and I’m not entirely sure why these people are dangerously jumping down hills, but the premise is still a fun one. Why not build a fort tonight? And then send them a pic. Your fort may make it on their site!

Just make sure it doesn’t get too out of control, and keep the chase scenes to a minimum: