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Happy Mother's Day! (US)

Happy Mother's Day to all those in the US, or at least all those on speaking terms with their moms. ;)

Meanwhile, I present:




A couple of years ago, my brother gave my son Imp a copy of the HeroScape game, which is basically D&D miniatures strategy, and way out of league of my kids, starting with the good-sized rule pamphlet. We finally opened it up yesterday while everyone was tired and not feeling well, and decided it was OK to just mess around with the terrain pieces and minis.

This morning Pixie used it to stage her retelling of Beowulf, including the attacks on Heorot by Grendel and Grendel's mother (both played by a giant cave troll mini).


Later, the dragon that attacks Beowulf's homeland. All of this was enhanced by Pixie singing the Beowulf song by Historyteachers.


Also, Pixie's version includes giant foxes that double as mounts for Beowulf and his men, in case you were wondering about their presence on the map.

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iliveforsleep
May. 9th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Wonderful use of the imagination and making the D&D map have multiple functions. Also, very impressed that someone Pixie's age is into Beowulf/knows the story well enough to recreate it. I remember having to read it in high school and college, very good legend.
laridian
May. 9th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) We originally heard the Beowulf song (link in the OP) and that led to me getting the Seamus Haney translation of the story from the library. I read it to the kids over the course of a few nights and that's how they know the story. By the time she gets to it in school, she'll ace that part of English class. :)
ikichi
May. 9th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome, Pixie! I could never get into Beowulf, so I'm super glad she likes it. (Dunno why... maybe it's wanting kids to do better than you did?)
laridian
May. 10th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) The Beowulf song had a lot to do with it. Once they hear these songs, and learn the lyrics, then we can go over the actual history and it helps reinforce the information. :)
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