July was an absolute whirlwind of activity. I launched a new website for D&D Newbie Sessions, ran 13 events, created a new one-shot, documented the fantasy world of Aldrium for the Community Campaign, created a new Dungeon Master Training Series, filmed a Patreon video, among dozens of other tasks. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard before! Dungeons & Dragons is just simply the best thing ever.

I want to play Dungeons & Dragons

Great! D&D Newbie Sessions is the group for you. It is basically like D&D on-demand. There are games every week, they’re newbie friendly, they’re incredibly fun, and they’re professional and welcoming. I guarantee you’ll have a good time and, even if you don’t, you’re not committing to anything more than 1 night of D&D. That’s one of the reasons most of our games are one-shots. They work perfectly for new players who want to test D&D before committing to a 9-month long campaign (for example).

Finding a Dungeons & Dragons group

Outside of our one-shots, we also offer ongoing mini-campaigns called “Community Campaigns”. These games generally run 3-5 sessions and your character becomes a permanent, ongoing resident in the world. We are currently documenting it on Notion here. This documentation portal contains discoveries, events, and rumors that real players have discovered. The world is actively being shaped by our player’s actions.

You can also join our Discord and post in the “Looking for Group” (LFG) channels. Other players and dungeon masters can respond and help you form groups. This will become increasingly useful as our community grows.

If neither of those options are enough, I recommend checking out other Meetup groups and D&D Subreddits like /r/lfg. Just keep in mind that many of these tabletop RPG (TTRPG) communities play other editions or platforms.

How to become a Dungeon Master

Besides running games for newbies, the other main feature of D&D Newbie Sessions is our DM Training Series. This hands-on training program teaches you how to become a D&D 5e Dungeon Master (or Game Master). This program runs about 2-3 hours and consists of a mock game of D&D with “player simulations”. It’s a great way to learn how to run D&D in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You can learn more and find upcoming DM events by joining our Discord server (they get posted in the #upcoming-events channel).