Special Needs Learning on Instant Messaging apps

Searching for an entertaining method to bring heroes and villains into a conversation and enact a straightforward narrative through a messaging application?

Look no further than this simple game that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. With just a few basic rules and some creativity, you can create an exciting adventure filled with heroes, villains, and epic battles. This game is perfect for those who are new to roleplaying games or who have special needs that require a more accessible and inclusive approach.

So gather your friends, choose your characters, and get ready for an adventure like no other!


How to Play

A simple game you can play on a messaging app that focuses on introducing heroes and villains and playing a simple story:

  1. Choose a game master (GM): The GM is responsible for creating the story and controlling the characters and environment.
  2. Create characters: Each player creates a hero or a villain by selecting a name, a description, and a special power or ability.
  3. Introduce the characters: The GM sets the scene and introduces the characters to each other.
  4. Create a simple story: The GM creates a simple story with a clear objective for the players to achieve. For example, the players may need to rescue a princess from a tower, defeat a dragon that is terrorizing a town, or stop a group of bandits from stealing a valuable treasure.
  5. Play the story: The players take turns describing their actions and the GM resolves the outcomes based on the rules. The rules can be simple, such as rolling a dice or flipping a coin to determine the outcome of an action.
  6. Use character abilities: Each character has a unique power or ability that can be used to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. Use them wisely.
  7. Roleplaying: Encourage players to get into character and interact with each other and the environment. This can be done through text messages or voice calls.
  8. Reward players: At the end of the story, the GM can reward the players with experience points, items, or other benefits based on their performance.
  9. Have fun: The most important rule of all! Make sure everyone is having a good time and enjoying themselves.

This game can be modified and adjusted to fit the needs of special needs players. The story can be simplified or made more complex depending on the players’ abilities, and the rules can be adapted to be more inclusive and accessible.


Simple Storylines

Below are some examples of storylines that players can follow:

  1. Rescue the Princess: The players are heroes tasked with rescuing a princess who has been kidnapped by a group of bandits. The players must overcome obstacles and defeat enemies to reach the bandit’s hideout and save the princess.
  2. Stop the Villain: The players are heroes tasked with stopping a villain who is trying to take over the world. The players must travel to different locations and defeat the villain’s minions to gain access to the villain’s stronghold and stop them before it’s too late.
  3. Find the Treasure: The players are treasure hunters tasked with finding a valuable treasure that is hidden somewhere in a dangerous dungeon. The players must explore the dungeon, overcome traps and obstacles, and defeat enemies to find the treasure.
  4. Investigate the Haunted House: The players are a group of detectives tasked with investigating a haunted house that is rumored to be haunted by ghosts. The players must explore the house, gather clues, and solve puzzles to uncover the truth about the haunted house.
  5. Save the Kingdom: The players are heroes tasked with saving a kingdom that is under attack by an evil army. The players must rally allies, defend key locations, and defeat the enemy leaders to save the kingdom from destruction.

These are just a few simple storylines that players can follow. You can customize and adapt these storylines to fit your specific needs and the abilities of your players.


Icons

Below are some types of icons that you can make, so that the story can become a little more visual.

  1. Character Icons:
    • Hero Icon: This icon represents the hero character and can feature a shield or sword to represent bravery and courage.
    • Villain Icon: This icon represents the villain character and can feature a skull or crossbones to represent danger and evil.
  2. Story Icon:
    • Story Icon: This icon represents the story element of the game and can feature a book or scroll to represent the adventure and narrative.
  3. Power/Ability Icons:
    • Power/Ability Icon: This icon represents the character’s special power or ability and can feature a lightning bolt or explosion to represent the strength and effectiveness of the ability.
  4. Action Icons:
    • Action Icon: This icon represents the player’s actions in the game and can feature a fist or action pose to represent the excitement and energy of the gameplay.
  5. Environment Icons:
    • Environment Icon: This icon represents the environment in which the game takes place and can feature a landscape or building to represent the setting and atmosphere.

These icons can be customized to fit the specific theme and style of the game. Incorporating icons can help make the game more visually appealing and engaging for players.