As a tabletop geek and Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast, I like to think that my favorite game is easy enough to learn. But what if you’ve never played an RPG before? Or have you played them but need a refresher? If you’re thinking of joining or starting a game of Dungeons and Dragons online – the Board Game or the Tabletop RPG – this short article can teach you everything you need to know! D&D is a beautiful extension of online gaming and a new outlet for creative thinking.
The Adventure Begins – Dungeons And Dragons Online
So you’ve decided to dip your toes in the world of Dungeons & Dragons? Welcome! You’re about to embark on a marvelous adventure.
The good news is that there are many ways to play D&D in our modern times. Suppose you’re just getting started with the game or have never played a tabletop RPG before. In that case, this blog will give you everything you need to know about getting into a virtual session of D&D. It may seem daunting at first, with all of the different options and choices one has to make when starting out. Still, it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
What is roleplaying a roleplaying game? It’s an interactive story where players take roles in the story and make decisions that affect how the story unfolds. This allows for a personal connection with the events unfolding before their characters. What makes D&D unique is that specific rules govern how these decisions are made and how those affect events in the game. These rules define how characters interact with each other, their enemies, and their environment.
The Players Handbook
What is Dungeons & Dragons?
Dungeons & Dragons is a decisive storytelling game played with dice, books, and your imagination. In D&D, you and your friends gather to tell a tale of brave heroes and cunning villains in a world filled with terrifying monsters and wondrous treasures. You take on the role of a single hero who explores dangerous dungeons, slays ferocious monsters, and rescues innocent people from terrible dangers.
The hero’s adventures are guided by a Dungeon Master who controls everything else in the world. You might be an elf or dwarf wizard or cleric; a halfling thief or bard; or a human fighter, barbarian, or rogue. Each character has unique abilities that set him or her apart from the others. You use these abilities to face deadly challenges created by the Dungeon Master. Roll dice to defeat your foes!
The Players Handbook
The Players Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, etc.
Dice – (Even With Dungeons and Dragons Online)
Here’s what you need to get started as a player or Dungeon Master:
The Dice; The most important piece of equipment for any Dungeon Master or player is the dice set. Dice are used to determining the success or failure of a character’s actions. The standard dice set includes three 6-sided dice (d6), one 8-sided die (d8), two 10-sided dice (d10), one 12-sided die (d12) and one 20-sided die (d20). The d6, d10, d12, and d20 can be found in different colors, but the d8 is usually just black.
You also need at least one percentile die with two 10-sided dice (two d10s), one labeled from 00 to 90 and the other from 0 to 9. I recommend two sets of dice if you can afford them because it makes things move along more quickly. Many players will tell you that D&D is a game of chance, so don’t feel that you need to buy expensive or fancy dice. I have played this game for many years and have had great success with cheap plastic dice found at discount stores.
The DM (Dungeon Master or Game Master)
Many things go into creating a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, but the first and foremost thing has a good dungeon master. A Dungeon Master prepares and referees the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. The Dungeon Master does not roleplay one character like the other players. Instead, they facilitate the game by narrating the story and controlling all the monsters and characters that the players interact with.
The Dungeon Master’s job is to make sure that everyone has fun at the table. They do this by ensuring that every player gets to have their characters shine. Whether it be through combat, using spells or skills, or even just role-playing their character, a good dungeon master will find ways for every character to have an impact on the story.
What Are Meetup Groups In Dungeons And Dragons
The best way to start playing Dungeons and Dragons is to play a game. A meetup group is a great way to find players and games in your area, so you can jump right in.
Dungeons & Dragons and RPG Meetup Group is a group run by volunteers, open to anyone who wants to play, teach, talk about, or learn about Role-Playing Games. Meet-up groups can be face-to-face meetings at a library or coffee shop in your local area or set up online and comprised of players from all over the world.
A large number of meetups happen online through video-conferencing software like Zoom. These games tend to be larger than face-to-face groups and draw players from all over the world.
What Are The First Steps to Start Playing Dungeons and Dragons Online RPG?
The initial entry barriers to D&D (and other role-playing games) are very low. Without ever leaving your couch, you can sit down and play a game of D&D with another person in the same room.
The basic rules are simple: You pick a character from one of the many available classes (fighter, wizard, cleric, thief, etc.), you roll some dice to see how your character does in a fight, and then you take turns acting as a character and rolling some more dice to see how you do in a situation.
One of the first things people try to do when they start playing D&D is to create their characters from scratch. This is accomplished by reading through the basic rules and making a list of all the skills, powers, and spells available to that class’s characters.
But there’s an easier way — choose a pre-made character and play them! The idea behind this is that it allows players who have been introduced to D&D on different occasions to have characters with similar roles to play them together more efficiently.
Takeaway: Check out Frogwarts School of Dungeons & Dragons to find a group near you or learn how to become a DM!
Are you interested in learning Dungeons & Dragons? Maybe you’re a beginner and aren’t sure where to start. Or perhaps you already play but want to learn how to become a Dungeon Master.
At Frogwarts, we focus on teaching BEGINNERS how to play Dungeons & Dragons. We also help those wishing to learn how to become a DM. We have workshops, teaching games, and a DM in Training program. Join our group on Discord and learn your first game.