Critical Core is a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter. But it's a little different than most, as it was designed with the Autism spectrum in mind. It's been put together to help those who are autistic build social skills and confidence. Knowing several people on the spectrum as I do, I'm certainly excited to see a product like this being produced.
From the campaign:
A special kind of magic happens when kids gather around a table to play a fantasy role-playing game. Legends are born, friendships are forged, and they begin to experience real-world personal growth.
For the past seven years, we have been using tabletop games as therapy to help kids become more confident, creative and socially empowered. We're ready to help thousands of children around the world, but we need your help!
Critical Core is a tabletop role-playing game designed to help kids on the autism spectrum build social skills and confidence. It's a great way for parents to engage with their children at home, and for professionals and experienced gamers to use as a group social skills tool.
Critical Core is brought to you by Game to Grow, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and co-developed with autism advocates, parents, therapists, and educators.
- Suitable for cognitive age 9+, including teens and adults.
- 2 to 4 players recommended, plus one adult that acts as the facilitator. (Game Master)
- Players must have basic listening and verbalization skills.
- When running games with young players on the spectrum, parent or certified therapist should be present.
- Experienced gamers will be able to integrate Critical Core into their favorite platform: Ruleset is adapted and streamlined from the D&D's 5th Edition OpenSRD.
- A great introduction to tabletop role-playing games for everyone.
The campaign's closing in on 2x funded with 35 days left to go.