Hi there! I’m looking for some players for a D&D game I’d like to run. I wrote up a thing like a Q&A below.
You’re doing the what now?
Dungeons and Dragons! I’m going to run a short game which will probably be … six sessions long? Ballpark? The vibe I’m going for is Princess Bride (as opposed to Lord of the Rings or Star Trek or gothic vampire world or cyberpunk … but btw if anyone wants to run a cyberpunk game please hit me up.) I’ve set it up to be sort of “monster of the week/month” rather than having a long term plot and you’ll be starting with pre-generated level 1 characters.
How many people do you need?
Three to five. @Smacky already said she’s interested, come join us!
What if I want to roll my own character instead of using the pre-generated one?
Works for me! I’m excited to see what you make. You’ll still be level 1 though.
But what if I’ve never played before?
Totally fine! We’ll help you. Come on in, make yourself comfy. Like Ms. Frizzle said, take chances, make mistakes, get messy.
Either Monday or Tuesday nights (I’d prefer Tuesday nights) starting at 7:30pm Eastern running till 9:30 or 10. We’ll try this out and see if it works for people or if it’s too short to get anything done. I have a few tools in mind to help things along even with shorter sessions.
Speaking of tools, how the heck do we play?
The website Roll20 is available for free and will house the game part of it. I figure we can use the OMD Discord for audio, so having a headset with a mic will be very helpful. I also want the players to maintain a notes document so everyone knows what’s going on at the beginning of the next session, so Google Docs seems like a good way to have collaborative notes. I’m also going to have a Session Zero to get started.
What’s a Session Zero?
I’m treating it as a set up session. At the beginning of the game the player characters already know each other, session zero will give us a chance to talk out how they met (recently? long ago?) and maybe try out some combat in a way that doesn’t “count” so if your character accidentally fireballs themselves into death it’s fine, session one will start off like that didn’t happen. I will also be going through some safety tools, which is a way to make sure everyone is going to have a fun time and not have to worry about a violent scene coming from nowhere and making you feel uncomfortable. For example, child endangerment is a hard no for me. I think in terms of movie ratings this game will be around PG/PG-13.
Uuuuh, not that I can think of? If you have questions feel free to ask.