Having a copy of the Player's Handbook(available at Fair Game) or the D&D Basic Rules (which are available for free) will be helpful, though far from necessary.
New players are encouraged to choose a pregenerated character during their first session. Experienced players can create their own character following the rules outlined here. Players who have participated in our program are invited to bring back their character from previous seasons.
Additional registration info, including Zoom codes for the meeting, character information, and additional instructions will be provided the week of the first session. (Usually this is the day before.) If you have any questions in advance of the first session, please reach out to [email protected]
You will need a pencil and printed character sheet for each session. It will also be helpful, though far from mandatory, to have a set of polyhedral dice.
If you want to play the game on your phone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom teleconferencing app (though you won't need to create an account.) You can download Zoom through the Apple Store or the Google Play store.
If you want to run the game on your laptop or desktop, you can either run the game using your browser or, for the ideal experience, you can download the application.
The device you use will need to have microphone and audio capability. We also strongly recommend enabling a webcam or phone camera so we can make sure that all of the players are present and paying attention to the game. A headset with mic is also strongly recommended.
Please make sure that you have a dedicated space free from distractions and external sounds during your scheduled time slot. Doing so improves the experience for all players.