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FirstFable is a simple, elegant game designed to help adult gamers introduce young players to the joys of roleplaying. Appropriate for players as young as 6 years old, FirstFable was designed by professionals in both game design and education, and is available, free of charge, to anyone who wishes to use it.

This is the Guide Book for the game, primarily intended for parents. Each child playing First Fable uses one of the Character Books designed as both a characer sheet, activity book and adventure log. All of the First Fable titles, including the Character Books can be found here. All are available for free download and modestly priced in print.

Grab some dice and some pencils, and start crafting your own FirstFable!

First Fable is released under Creative Commons. Download the game for more information.

OneBookShelf is the parent company behind DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. We sponsored the creation of FirstFable and released in under Creative Commons both to give something back to the hobby that we love and also because we felt that there weren't enough roleplaying games truly engineered with younger kids in mind.

After we started work on FirstFable, some other great games for kids have been released: titles like Hero Kids by Justin Halliday and Eric Quigley (a kids game that uses a tabletop map and minis approach which many kids may prefer over the theatre-of-the-mind approach used in FirstFable) and many more family-friendly titles.

Find the game that's right for your kids and roll some dice together!

 
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Roy B January 26, 2021 11:24 am UTC
OneBookShelf, Inc... Please can you address the allegations against the writer of this RPG, Matt McFarland? What is your relationship to the author? What is your stance regarding the allegations against him?

Just because the title is free doesn't mean it's clean.

Please respond.
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Nicolas F January 22, 2021 10:16 am UTC
I wish someone had warned me about this game's author situation before I downloaded it: Matt McFarland is being accused of several things, including child rape so… I won't be playing FirstFable with my kids.
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2151679/further-development-matt-mcfarland-accusations
https://www.reddit.com/r/HobbyDrama/comments/epncjw/rpg_beast_the_primordial_or_the_story_of_matt/
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François L January 22, 2021 2:31 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Ouch
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Roy B January 26, 2021 10:58 am UTC
I'm confused. The post that Nicolas links to contains some unsubstantiated allegations about MacFarland and his wife, and lots of discussion about how bad a game was that he wrote.

The post seems to be written by a "tolerant" right winger, someone who appears sympathetic to the idea that the gaming world is left-leaning, but with numerous snide comments about the left. The comments section seems to take the same stance.

My confusion is that the linked post appears to be a hatchet job, thin on facts, heavy on speculation, and mostly, just critical of one of the games MacFarland wrote.

I'm not convinced. This seems spurious to me.

Lastly, Nicolas hasn't made it clear what his own stance is.
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Roy B January 26, 2021 11:17 am UTC
Digging around a bit more, it seems there are numerous allegations against McFarland.

Here's a thread with references to some of the accusations:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2151679/further-development-matt-mcfarland-accusations

While nothing is conclusive, and most of it is speculative, one thing stands out... McFarland closed his publishing company down as a result of the allegations.

Smoke... Fire?
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