At Dragoncon 2009, Ben Baugh, the author of Monsters and Other Childish Things ran a session of his campaign, Candlewick Manor, an orphanage of kids with creepy supernatural gifts. Think the X-men as written and drawn by Edward Gorey. There’s monsters of course, but they are a bit more reclusive and friendship must be earned. I was lucky enough to play, along with Shane Ivey and two other players. This session begins with a tutorial on the One Roll Engine, so if you were curious about how it works, check this AP out.
I am currently writing a campaign for Monsters and Other Childish Things, themed around a summer road trip around the USA to save the world from an evil cult. A group of kids with their monster friends must fight the bad guys at many different places including Pastoral Manor, a quaint New England farm with a unique quirk: every animal on it is intelligent and can talk. Of course bad things are brewing there as a rabbit is leading a revolt against the human owner of the farm. What is the evil cult up to and what side should our heroes take? Find out in the first playtest of Pastoral Manor!