Just played again last night with only one of the twins (Sam); he played both his character (Spike the elf) and his brother's (Nate the knight), and man, I think he may be a natural!
They found the room where Garg the Ogre was going to cook the Princess's bird (they were there to rescue it.) It was in a cage hanging from the ceiling above a big cauldron of disgusting boiling ogre soup ingredients.
The cage was too high to reach, so he had Nate the knight lay his shield over the cauldron, and then Spike the elf shot the cord holding the cage with an arrow (rolled a 19!); cage and bird fell safely into the shield and were saved!
Of course, then the goblin chef walked in...
We have seen the black suns / Pouring forth the night. --Clark Ashton Smith
My oldest is seven, my youngest is four. I think My oldest will be OK with Dagger to start with, but my youngest will probably just want to play with the dice and the minis! I like your approach to gaming with your kids. Since I have girls I forsee a kingdom with lots of unicorns, talking animals, fairies, and bald 'uns like goblins, trolls and the like. I think storybook as a background is a good idea. Although I must admit my seven year old does like the look of some of my Strange Aeons minis, and thinks they are funny!
I love it! Now where to get a blue hippo in plate mail?
Actually, being a hippo collector, she had a small plastic hippo toy in about 28mm scale. I just painted it blue for her and will add some barding in the form of shields and such. I have the kernel idea and plan to post my first adventure for you folks to try with your clan called, "I'm so hungry!" (after we playtest of course!)