My daughter, niece, and I have a podcast about playing roleplaying games with kids: Almost Bedtime Theater. If you are interested in a review and actual play of the Skellian adventure, you can hear us go through it in Episode 17 via the link below. The short version is that we had a great time! As the person running the game, I particularly enjoyed the fun NPCs, the concisely presented encounters, and how easy it was to scale from a larger complicated scenario to a simpler one.
Skellian: A Land of Tricks and Treats, a Halloween TTRPG setting for kids
A downloadable game
Welcome to Skellian, a magical land of tricks and treats!
Welcome to the land of tricks and treats as a portal drops your group into the middle of a spooky (but not too scary) Halloween adventure designed for kids!
Your group has been summoned to this land by the land's baker and owner of the Tricks and Treats Tea Shop, Ginger, to help set up for the Fall Full Moon Festival! Everything was going fine, but then suddenly the pumpkin patch was closed, the orchard is webbed shut, there's no enchanted candles, and no one has seen Blaize, who has all the fireworks!
Help Ginger get everything ready for the party and unweave the town's problems so everyone can enjoy this awesome fall festival together!
Unique and spooky Halloween-themed characters, locations, art, and activities!
Skellian includes 9 unique locations to explore and 12 colorful NPCs to interact with as you investigate the town's problems and save the festival by untangling their interwoven stories and plotlines.
Each location is on an individual page for easy reference and includes core NPC details for that location to make it easy for the group to either self-run the game or for a game leader to quickly see all relevant information without doing any prep.
Each location/NPC page also includes art made specifically for this game setting, and a couple have some bonus activities that you can add in as well!
Flexible game encounters facilitate multiple resolution paths
Skellian also includes 3 encounters for players to face, and each one can be solved in multiple ways. Players may choose to use their skills to persuade and negotiate, to help the individual, or to face perceived opponents directly. Bonuses may also be rewarded for completing certain character-specific tasks prior to or during the encounter!
While the encounters are built to work on Glyfi Scouts, they can be interpreted to work with any system with similar flexibility or by using the Glyfi Scouts encounter sheet to track social elements and using your preferred system to track skill checks.
Skellian made for Glyfi Scouts, but usable on any tabletop RPG system!
Skellian is set up with tools to play as part of Glyfi Scouts, however, this setting can work for any system.
If playing with Glyfi Scouts, it is framed to be part of that adventure set and comes with print-and-play tokens and pre-filled encounter sheets needed for playing with the Glyfi system.
To outfit for other systems, you would need to create your own tweaks to the encounter sheets, but, other than that, the story, plotlines, and NPCs are all able to drop into any system for a fun adventure in the tabletop RPG system of your choice!
The Skellian game setting includes:
- 9 spooky locations
- 13 engaging NPCs
- 3 flexible encounters
- Game-unique artwork on every location/character page combo
- Multiple interrelated plotlines
- A map of Skellian
- 3 spooky themed Glyfi glyphs (including 2 new ones)
- Filled in Glyfi Scouts power tracker guide
- Character, encounter, and challenge sheets
- Print and play glyph token sheet
- Bonus coloring pages and activities
Keep an eye out for more adventure!
In addition to this Halloween adventure, I'm making other premade adventures and games and more Glyfi glyphs! Follow or sign up for the TTRPGkids newsletter to stay up to date on the latest adventures and game add-ons that I’ll be publishing AND for news on game jams and other events!
Thank you, and I hope you enjoy Skellian: A Land of Tricks and Treats with your kids, class, friends, and families!
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files: