Make a Monster Manual

After playing our simplified RPG, The Dice Game, in class for a few months, the children wanted to know more about RPGs. I talked to them about Dungeons & Dragons and how that game works a little bit differently. I showed them the Player’s Handbook and the Dungeon Master’s Guide but the book they were most interested in was, of course, the Monster Manual…

This book is full of strange creatures. Some of them they recognised from films they had watched, such as the Hobbit and Harry Potter. They noticed that each monster had their own stats and special abilities too.

We decided to have a go at creating some of our own monsters to go in the monster manual. Here are some of our favourites:

The Gobblerog
The Snotoof
A terrifying Peeker

Your kids could even battle these monsters in the class RPG. It’s a great way to show them that their creations can be brought to life with imagination.

In our English lessons, we went on to describe the abilities and weaknesses of these monsters. The children were very enthusiastic about describing the powers of their monsters and how they could be defeated. This could be developed into a whole story that the children could write.

I will definitely be running this lesson again with my new class and we will develop the ideas even further.

Until next time, watch out for the Gobblerog!!!

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