How can I begin playing Dungeons and Dragons?
Begin Playing D&D
We were recently contacted by a prospective Adventurer who wanted to know how they could begin playing Dungeons and Dragons. Well, my friends, we pulled together some tips on getting into your first D&D adventure.
Start Playing RPGs
- 5e or 3.5E? We recommend starting with the 5th edition rules which are more user-friendly for beginners, it’s intuitive to learn, streamlined, and good looking. Edition 3.5 is known as Pathfinder which is equally excellent but things are more customization-oriented, you are given more options, but there are some rougher patches.
- Get familiar with the basic rules: You can find a free Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons online from the publisher.
- Player’s Handbook: Get yourself a copy of the D&D Player’s Handbook. This is one of the core rulebooks for Dungeons & Dragons. Pick your race, choose your class and start creating your character.
- Ready to Roll? You’ll need to get a set of dice. The basic set includes a D4, D6, D8, D10, D100, D12, D20. You can find a good set of cheap dice at Adventurer’s Loot or if you’re looking for a serious set of dice you can try a set of metal dice.
- Find a D&D Party. Check out the Perth RPG Map for players and games. There are a few shops around like Good Games, Rabblemaster who offer beginner nights and campaigns so check in with them to see what campaigns will suit you.
- Make Time to Commit. A good session can last anywhere from 3 hours to 6 hours so finding a suitable time to get everyone together can be difficult. Make sure you’re ready to commit to the same time, same day out of courtesy for the rest of your team.
- GET ALL INVOLVED! Once everyone agrees with the style of game GET INVOLVED! As questions, use accents, have a laugh, try new things. Don’t be afraid to jump in with both feet and immerse yourself in the realm of D&D.