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Flying Brooms, Powerful Spells...



Kids on Brooms is a collaborative role-playing game about taking on the life of a witch or wizard at a magical school you all attend that uses the “Powered by Kids on Bikes” system, first used in the award wininng Kids on Bikes. Written and created by celebrated game designers Jonathan Gilmour (Dead of WinterKids on Bikes), Doug Levandowski (Gothic Doctor, Kids on Bikes), & Spenser Starke (Icarus, Alice is Missing) with the evocative art of Heather Vaughan (Beneath Nexus, Kids on Bikes), Kids on Brooms is a rules-light storytelling system that takes you on magical adventures.

Kids on Bikes is NOT required to play Kids on Brooms.

The Adventures of Kids on Brooms take place in magical schools filled with mystery, danger, and fantastical things like: 

  • Wielding wands, riding brooms, brewing potions, and casting powerful spells
  • Facing down mythical beasts and searching for school secrets

  • Making sure you hand your homework in on time

Kids on Brooms takes characters to their own magical schools, in a fantasy world where anything and everything *could* happen. 


Kids on Brooms is a 96 page, rules-light, narrative-first storytelling game using the "Powered by Kids on Bikes" system meaning that many players will feel right at home. Despite the added layers of fantasy this remains a game in which you can jump right into the action and start playing RIGHT NOW!

Using familiar stats like GRIT, CHARM, FIGHT, FLIGHT, BRAINS and BRAWN, you’ll jump into the action. Each skill is represented by a polyhedral die based on your character’s competence. More sides = better chance of success.

That being said, even low stats always have a chance of success, as any max result EXPLODES leading to an additional re-roll contributing to the results. Lower sided dice mean bigger chances of explosions!


Characters, Brooms, and Wands

Character creation is a hallmark feature of the "Powered by Kids On Bikes" system, and we've added even more of what you loved from before with Kids on Brooms!

More than just your character, you'll now also create a unique wand and broom that will become some of your most trusted tools while you explore the school you collaboratively create in your first session. You’ll start with Tropes you know and love (like the Reluctant Oracle, the Haunted Survivor, or the Firstborn Caster), you’ll flesh your characters out by developing their relationships to their classmates and the facalty!

Did we forget to mention powerful spells?  

Kids on Brooms also features a comprehensive system for creating all sorts of interesting and unique magical effects that are all your own. From defensive counter magics, to summoning all manner of mythical and fantastical beasts, or making magical charms and brews - give your witch or wizard that extra bit of personality through the magics in which they excel and the spells that they weild! 

Possibly the greatest tools in your magical arsenal, spells will open up otherwise impossible feats and solutions to problems you face. You'll need to choose your class schedule wisely!

The fantastical and magical world is waiting to be explored… does your class have the resolve to unlock the mysteries?


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Jonathan M October 04, 2021 6:55 pm UTC
What is the point of a PDF character sheet, if it can't be filled out
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Margaret A July 11, 2021 7:18 pm UTC
Does this include a printer friendly copy?
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Duncan M January 29, 2021 4:59 pm UTC
The Creators have made another great version of their Game. This time allowing you to play in the Wizarding world, ala Harry Potter at Hogwarts. They stuck with the simple rule system from their Great Kids on Bikes Game and expanded to include Magic. They have rules for how to cast spell and use your brooms to help you through the wizarding world. They included the fantastic section to build you world to how you and your players view it, once of my groups was silly and set their school in Madagascar while using the Character from the DreamWorks movie as their Faculty.
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Brandon S October 18, 2020 1:25 pm UTC
Has anyone else purchased this? I'm curious about buying...
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Adam B October 26, 2020 3:18 pm UTC
I just bought this a few days back, and it is my first few steps into the Kids on XYZ RPG system. I like it. There are some topics in which the author gets pretty heavy-handed, and the comments by the other purchasers are valid. But it looks like a fairly rules-light system, and leverages the players fairly heavily as part of the story-telling team (instead of relying heavily on the GM). I was in the market for something that could do a "Harry Potter" type RPG, and I think that this does it well enough.
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Dustin C August 20, 2020 5:58 am UTC
It blows my mind that after two other books that they could still not bother themselves with better examples of the rules, and more of them. It’s annoying to have to keep rereading Sections to figure what they are talking about, and how it’s supposed to be used in play (take character advancement for example). I find the lack of newbie friendly writing annoying and pretentious. The basics of the rules seem easy, but the details seem to be poorly explained.
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T.R. K August 13, 2020 12:02 am UTC
This game could use fillable character sheets and class schedules, especially for online play. Also, a DM screen or a cheat sheet would be great. There are so many charts, I am constantly flipping back and forth in the book.
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TY P July 22, 2020 9:29 pm UTC
Fillable Character sheet?
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