Welcome to Learning DnD Newcomer
I’ve played videos games since I was a kid, just like everyone else, but I’d never had the opportunity of playing a tabletop RPG until I was 22 years old! The first time I played, we spent the entire session creating a character. I thought to myself “this is so crazy! Why does it take so long?” Obviously I didn’t know anything about Dungeons & Dragons. My first character was a dwarf warlock from a lost land with a friend that spoke to him inside his head…
He didn’t learn much about his friend as he was soon slain and consumed by a tribe of Goblins. On to the next one I suppose…
I continued to play D&D and as I did, my friends and I had many questions; none of which we had answers to as the Player’s Handbook wasn’t exactly specific in some (or many) cases. Instead of arguing with everyone at the table, I decided to use the power of the internet to end our debate. After an intense search through various forums and subreddits, I found an answer and we moved on with the game (they still argued). During my search, I noticed something interesting: there were loads of conversations going on, many different opinions, and various ways to find an answer, but all of these answers and conversations were happening in many different places. Why couldn’t there be one centralized location where you can get your D&D questions answered? In fact, why can’t that be the place where these online debates are happening? Well my friends, this is the true goal of Learning DnD.
My plan is to gather as much information and as many players as possible in order to create a living community of gamers that share their experiences, knowledge, and questions with the community in order to learn and teach others. Think of this as your local tabletop store, but online and no cash registers.
Within the next couple months I plan on launching the following threads on LearningDnD.com:
- A community forum
- A getting started guide for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition for players
- A getting started guide for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition for dungeon masters
- A page for players and DMs that centralizes all the online tools available to assist in playing D&D, DMing RPGs, and creating your own world (world building)
I will also be posting once a week in The Adventure Blog about the things I encounter and learn while playing and DMing DnD in my own life. Thank you for visitng Learning DnD in its infancy stages and reading my introduction. I’m trying to build a mailing list of players and DMs that are interested in the idea of LDND and want to help support and contribute to the community. If you are interested please sign up for my mailing list below!
Sign up and I’ll send you updates on our progress.
Thank you again and good travels newcomer,
Joshua Weber, Founder of Learning DnD
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