Getting Started With D&D

For New Adventurers:


Greetings, adventurer! Are you ready to brave the darkest dungeons, dodge the deadliest traps, and fight the fiercest monsters in all the realm?

Who, me?
Yes, you.


But I’ve never fought a monster before…
It’s never too late to start. Join us for Dungeons and Dragons, every other Tuesday Night here at the library. We welcome any adventurers, new or experienced with D&D, under 35.


What’s Dungeons and Dragons?
Dungeons and Dragons (or D&D), is a tabletop roleplaying game run by a Dungeon Master (or DM). You create a character and the DM describes the world and encounters you face. Using your character’s skills and abilities, you roleplay as your character, decide what course of action to take, and roll dice to determine the outcome. Learn more by reading the Introduction Chapter here.


Is it hard to learn?
While it may seem confusing at first, it’s easy to pick up once you get started. While there are a lot of rules in the Player’s Handbook, you by no means need to memorize them all. Instead, the DM is knowledgeable in the rules of the game and will teach and assist you.


What age do you have to be?
Our program is for teens and young adults 35 and under. While there is no minimum age, Dungeons and Dragons is best suited for ages 13+.


How do I get started?
The first step is to create a character, which you can do here or at home. You can design a character from scratch or use a pre-generated character. Currently all players are starting at level 5.


It’s also recommended that you contact the current DM for questions or more info:

            Alex Jones
            978-281-9763 x10

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself. We’ll have character sheets, dice, figurines, and anything else you’d need to play – although you’re more than welcome to bring your own if you have them already.


Where does this take place?
The main floor of the Library, from 5-7pm. See the dates here.

What if I can’t make a session?
No worries! Your character won’t do anything without you and we’ll fill you in on anything you miss.


For Experienced Adventurers:

When do I get to fight stuff?!?
The next session you’re able to attend.


What edition and campaign setting are you using?
Standard 5e with a homebrew (custom-made) setting that was created by the DM. Some lore is borrowed from older D&D settings which may be familiar, but you won’t need to know any lore beforehand. 


What characters can I make? Are there any restrictions?
Any race, class, and other options within the Player’s Handbook, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, or Xanathar’s Guide to Everything is fair game. No homebrew classes or characters, but contact the DM with questions.


I have a different question.
Contact the DM:

            Alex Jones
            978-281-9763 x10

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