Dungeon World Scenario for Kid DM

Hi Friends!

For game night, we had a dozen people over, many new to RPGs, to spread the joy of the hobby. My eight-year-old wanted to run a table of Dungeon World, so together we wrote a little scenario, about a local wedding gone awry. After working with him on the plot and the NPCs, I wrote up this little guide to help him at the table.

I share it here in case you have a young person wanting to try their hand at running an adventure.


What a nice project! And well put together.

I hope you’ll let us know when he actually runs the game!


I’d like to know as well! I have an 8yo but she’s only just getting into playing. The 17yo and 15yo has DMed and the 12yo she wants to. :slight_smile:
Thanks for sharing, be well,

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Thanks for the interest! He ran it last Friday for our game night. I need to get a full report from my (adult) friend who played a Cleric (I was running a different table).

From what I could glean, my kid hurried to Scene 3 (the dragon) because that was probably the most interesting for an 8-year-old. I did coach him to let the players feel the tension in Scene 2, but in the heat of the moment I doubt that meant anything to him.

Some of the challenges he faced: two players were new to RPGs; one player was experienced but a “murderhobo.” My adult friend reports that despite all this, my kid did great.

In retrospect, I wish I would have recorded it, so I could hear for myself how he handled things at the table.

I will ask him:

  • How did he use the prompts?
  • Is there anything he would change about the scenario?
  • What was the most difficult part of being a DM?

Thanks again for the interest!


Hearing about kids playing and running RPGs is always interesting. How did he (or will he) answer those questions? I wonder what the experience was like for him.

I was a shy kid who was thrown by circumstances into the GM seat with group of friends when I was around age 9 or 10, and it transformed me quite dramatically.