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Review: The ABCs of RPGs by Ivan Van Norman

Hey all, Dani here.

First I need to say that I still need votes for what I’m reading next week for the Make Me Read It Readathon. Go here and vote now. Poll closes at the end of the day on Friday.

All right, so I read this book originally last year, and actually included it in one of my top reads of 2016 posts, but I never gave it a full-length review. Well, my boyfriend is a large number of episodes behind on the show Critical Role and on the episode he just reached they mentioned a Kickstarter for this adorable children’s book. I happened to mention that I had backed the book and it was so cute. Naturally that meant my boyfriend wanted to read it.

Basically that led to me needing to read it again. So, I might as well review it here.



Welcome, Guardians and Tiny Adventurers everywhere! Grab your Dice and LET S READ!
While there are a few RPGs made for younglings, rarely has the world of Role Playing Games been explored in that magical power that a children’s book has with kids. The ABCs of RPGs children’s book is a fun way to show our loved ones the fantastic and wonderful parts of what makes role-playing games so great. The ABCs of RPGs Children’s Book is a 28 page Full Color Hardback that explores wonderful concepts from Adventure to Zeal!

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

This is seriously one of the cutest books I’ve read, and I love that there is an RPG based book for helping geek children learn the alphabet. Or it’s a great book for geeky people in general. I am 29 years old and have no plans for children in the immediate future, but as soon as I learned about this book’s Kickstarter campaign, I had to get a copy.

The artwork is adorable and often features children dressed up in fantasy costumes, playing and pretending to go on adventures and quests. There are a number of fantastical beasts in the book as well, from dragons and fairies, to owlbears and more.

I personally think this would be a great book for parents to read to their kids, and then as the kids start learning to read themselves, they can read this on their own.

It talks about friendship and imagination and adventure, and when I pick it up to read it, I actually can’t resist reading it out loud.

Oh, and I should also say that there is an activity book that can be purchased as well and it has coloring pages and puzzles and shape matching games and all sorts of cute activities that fit with the RPG theme of the book. I have both in my personal library and look forward to the day that I can introduce it to my children, whenever that day comes.

Where to Buy

You can pick up this lovely book from Amazon or from the publisher: Hunter’s Books.

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