This is a golden age for RPGs and you can really see it in the wide diversity of games we’re getting today. When we first told you about the My Little Pony RPG, Tails of Equestria, you could be excused for thinking it was a silly, one-off sort of thing. But River Horse had other ideas. The past year has seen a wealth of material published for the game.
Not to be missed is The Bestiary of Equestria. Just as the name implies, this is the Monster Manual for the game, including all the strange creatures from the show, as well as new races and ponies for PCs. It also includes guidelines for creating your own creatures, and new Talents and Quirks you can use in your characters.
We also got The Curse of the Statuettes, an adventure for the game that includes a surprisingly sturdy GM’s screen. The adventure is peppered with advice for new GMs, so an older kid who wants to try their hand at running the game will find this box very helpful. After they finish this adventure, they can move on to The Festival of Lights, a 60 page softback adventure that takes place in Umberfoal, the Equestria version of the Underdark.
And now we have a new starter set, A Dragon’s Bounty. This box includes dice, tokens, pre-gen character sheets, and little stand-up cardboard pieces to represent the characters and the dragon. The adventure is organized like a Choose Your Own Adventure story, so whether you play solo or with friends, there’s no GM required.
RPGs for younger kids have rarely gotten better than token attention. Now with Tails of Equestria and No Thank You, Evil!, we have two high quality games with excellent production values for the budding RPGers among us. If you know a young reader in need of a gateway into the fantastical worlds of roleplaying games, ask the experts at your local Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy® about how to help them get started today.