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Deadlands - Episode 2

In some ways this was an improvement over last week - at least I wasn't ill. On the other hand, we had a full house of players, which confirmed that seven is too many. Plus one player was sat with his rulebook open making lots of rules-based suggestions. This would have annoyed me, but the Marshall took it well. Mind you, when I run a session I place the emphasis on story rather than game, but your mileage may vary. I felt less sad about the friendship I've lost. And it was nice to be surrounded by people I like, even if there were so many of them that I didn't manage to do much. Or that when I did have my big scene of investigation an alternative conversation broke out. I tried to draw everyone back into the action, but it wasn't my place to do so as I wasn't running the game.

I've been analysing the BBFC's summary of The Hobbit trying to decide whether it is suitable for my nine-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son. Actually, that would be a better situation than the one in which I've found myself. I've told them I will take them, an idea about which they are 'over the moon', though Youngest Child has said we'll need to 'discuss strategies for hiding his face if he gets scared'. Each know the story well - and know everything works out in the end - but I made promises before learning it was a 12A. How upsetting will it be when 'In one battle there is reference to a dwarf king being beheaded, with sight of a head being held by an orc before it is thrown to the ground. It is neither bloody nor gory.'? And how much difference will the fantastical nature of the setting make? Will that make it less scary?

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bethnoir
Dec. 12th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
We took the boys to a 12A recently and they didn't find it scary, they coped with the last Harry Potter and probably found it less emotionally upsetting than the adults. Hope they enjoy it, we hope to see it soon too.
sadaprilsky
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:30 am (UTC)
You are right to point out the different ways in which adults - and I would go further to say parents - understand things, compared to children. The kids haven't seen all the Harry Potter films as they are reading the books first. I liked the Harry Potter books, but I wouldn't say they were my favourites. I haven't been inspired to re-read them, for example.
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