When you were a kid, how much did you wish all the parents would just suddenly disappear and you could just do whatever you wanted? I'm guessing a lot of you felt that way, but the actual prospect of such a thing happening would really be quite terrifying. You wake up and suddenly find out everyone's gone but the kids. Worse yet, now all the power's gone off. Oh, and you've got some superpowers now. And there's monsters coming after you. Man, being a kid's rough. That's also the story behind Lights Out, a new RPG that's up on Kickstarter.
The game uses its own rules set. Currently, that includes 14 "kid types" to choose from for your character, including 5 different social circles you can be part of. There's 24 different skills as well as 52 "power patches" (those give you your super powers). Being kids, the currency is now candy. The book also includes various NPCs, both ally and bully, plus rules for creating and upgrading your own clubhouse.
If you're looking for a good game and setting to get your own kids into the world of gaming, you might want to give this one a look.
The campaign is up and running now, with still 14 days left to go.