I'm DM'ing for the first time for my group of friends that have never played before tomorrow. Excited, but nervous since I'm doing a homebrew
@PoliticalOtters, good luck bro, your gonna do great and your friends are gonna love it.
@PoliticalOtters, Yeah man, have fun. DMing is super worth it
@PoliticalOtters, I've never played DnD but it's sounds like people like to screw around way to long in the starter town, better practice your bar winch banter!
@PoliticalOtters, be prepared to improvise and dont be afraid to have fun with voices and accents. If you're playing 5th Edition, I recommend getting an official DM screen. It's got a lot of rule references on the inside that can help in a pinch.
@RichardTheLionheart , I did not know that about the DM screen. Probably too late for today's game, but I'll be doing that in the future.
Thanks everyone for the words of support. I'll post a reply after we play tonight.
@PoliticalOtters, is there way way to maybe play dnd online? Ive been wanting to try it for years but none of my friends will entertain the idea of it
@PoliticalOtters, sounds like you can do whatever you want. They won’t know shït.
@robee, roll20.net has free and open games, but I've never really tried to join one. Maybe search r/lfg?
@PoliticalOtters, thanks! Ill look into both!
@PoliticalOtters, my players like to screw around a lot so I have to find creative ways to rope them back on track. Don't be afraid to throw in some random encounters that offer hints towards the main objective. Good luck and have fun.
@FurriesRuinEvrything, because they're all new, this first session will be more railroady so that they learn mechanics and I learn how to DM well. Then the world opens up to sandbox style. I have an idea of the BBEG, but not a way to introduce him fully.
I also made a sailing mechanic that will have them going around a huge sea hitting islands Odyssues style and having random encounters for session 2 or 3.
@PoliticalOtters, is it possible to access roll 20 on iOS?
@PoliticalOtters, also, I once ran a campaign almost exactly like that, where my players were pirates. It’s an ambitious project to run a sandbox dnd game, so make sure you’re ready for the challenge. It’s worth it.
@I Are Lebo, I think its on ios, but not for iPhones. I'm and android user so not too sure.
@PoliticalOtters, so, tablets only? That sucks. I do everything on my phone.
@robee, mRPG has an app
@PoliticalOtters, If i can offer any advice as both a DM and player, don't railroad too much, players love using their imagination and creativity so be ready to improvise ALOT, as long as everyone is having fun, that's the main thing.
@PoliticalOtters, and? How’d it go?
@xdsmileedx, West coaster. Just about to sit down!
@AussiePatrick, no way, im definitely getting it! Thanks!
@PoliticalOtters, So first session went well. Ended up starting late due to miscommunication, but the late guys were apologetic and we got rolling quick.
The game went well and everyone enjoyed themselves. I got into a good groove of voices and was able to take some notes from DMs like Matt Mercer and make every move and action feel like something important and detailed.
The guys didn't get as far as I thought they would, but by the end of the session they had a good understanding of the actions they could do. They finished by ambushing some goblins, the sorcerer of the group used his illusion magic to scare the guard goblins into the team waiting in ambush, the rogue one shot a goblin, and the monk and fighter tag teamed the other one.
Lots of sneaking to escape the goblin village and now they're off into the woods all armed and some with armor.
@PoliticalOtters, The best feeling was looking over to one of the players who had brought his girlfriend to watch (weird but it was fine) and her mouth was open and eyes enthralled a few times as I described different things the group was doing. Afterward she said "I understand now how people could get into this game".
@PoliticalOtters, that’s the best feeling in DnD, when you actually get immersed in the story and events. Especially with everyone roleplaying. DnD is easily the best part of my week.
I play with several people older than me so...
Had my first D&D session after a few weeks off. It ended with my character getting -4 to all strength checks after calling a demon a b*tch
any FP users here in Ontario, Canada?
First rule of DnD...
I've never played but I've been wanting to for a long time. I've made like 9 characters. My favorite is this cleric named Bartholomew Lonestar.
And one merrywoman who has nothing else going on.
I don’t play it but I listen to “not another dnd podcast”.
I too play Do Not Disturb.