YOUTH STORY TABLES
Youth Story Tables (ages 11-18)
Creative Problem-Solving Games for Creative Kids
Youth Story Tables are game-based storytelling activities meant to engage the creativity of teens and tweens, while also fostering collaboration and a sense of belonging. All games are set in a wholly original, fantastical world ripe for adventure!
Our story system, which we've run for the last six years, has taken notes from other popular role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, to create a system specially geared toward younger players. Gameplay is simple to learn and provides opportunities for social, moral, and intellectual lessons that support the growth and development of the youthful mind.
(Online and In-Person Games)
My son absolutely LOVES it. It's the main thing of the week he always looks forward to. Thank you very much! You are doing an amazing job!
Anya, Mother of
Thank You for creating Isles of Mist.
It's so fun!
Benefits of Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Tabletop roleplaying games offer a myriad of benefits to a growing mind,
to name a few.
Children always benefit from lightly-structured play! Children need room to explore.
Build social skills and emotional resilience through roleplaying out complex situations.
Find creative solutions using discussion, teamwork, logic, and imagination.
Practice reading and handwriting while building a character. Practice statistics and addition through dice rolls.
Isles of Mist
Role-playing Game System
Set out into the world of "Isles of Mist" an unique and easy to learn role-playing game system developed by Story Tables founder, Ashton MacSaylor. Experience a world of magic, wonder, and mystery where the world is new even to those who live there.
Chart a path through the Great Forest, past trees as large as skyscrapers. Fly through the mists over The Lost Lake where air pirates wait in the darkness. Save the people of the once great city of Laisa from bondage. There are so many adventures to explore!
Build your character and play to become a legend!
Frequently asked questions
How do you play the game?
1. Create your character
What is "Isles of Mist"
"Isles of Mist" is the role-playing game system designed by Story Table's co-founder and educator Ashton MacSaylor. It is a world of floating islands, magical mists, impressive creatures, and complex social dynamics. If you're lucky enough, you might catch a ride on a grand but, rare, legendary airship.
Who are the Story Guides?
Story Guides take you through a unique story built in the Isles of Mist world. They help the player build a character and guide him or her through different encounters, while roleplaying a multitude of characters, both friends and foes.
- Sam Tillis: is a professional teacher, tutor, theatre maker, and game master hailing from (and currently located in) the San Francisco Bay Area. He has run a D&D game from first to twentieth level, founded a sci-fi/fantasy theatre company, and watched every episode of Star Trek ever made—no, the Animated Series doesn't count; yes, he's done it anyway.
Where can I join Youth Story Tables?
Semester after school programs start Sept 2021.
Affliate School Programs:
How can I book a private event?
Story Tables is available for private events such as birthdays, bar mitzvahs, team sport celebrations, or after school events. If you would like a unique, one time, story table session simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions can hold up to 7 players and last 3-6 hours. Choose from a variety of pre-built characters! Suggest a theme, genre, or plot you'd like to play, and we'll craft a story experience built around YOU!