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D&D is the perfect game for a fun night with friends. Let us show you why.

First Time at the Table helps people create awesome moments together. We run online, pressure-free games of Dungeons & Dragons for 4-8 players, hosted by a professional game master who makes sure everyone has a blast. No homework, no books to buy, and absolutely no gatekeeping.

Now Offering Classes for Dungeon Masters!

Looking to create your own one-shot adventure? Join us on 9/22 at 8pm EST for our “Building a One-Shot From Scratch” class.
Details here!

How It Works

1. Gather Your Party

FTATT runs games for 4-8 players, so pick whichever friends and loved ones you think would be most helpful in finding a wizard or outsmarting goblins.

2. Pick Your Date

Book your 3-hour session here! We’ll follow up, ask a few questions, and start to prep a story with a beginning, middle & satisfying end.

3. Have an Adventure!

FTATT provides a helpful pre-game info packet. Then, at the appointed time, your party will be whisked away (via Zoom) to a world of magic, myth and silly jokes.

Support Good Causes

As part of our Setting the Table goals, 50% of all FTATT profits are donated to groups that advocate for a more diverse and inclusive world, in gaming and otherwise. Currently, we’re donating to TakeThis.org, a nonprofit that aims to decrease the stigma, and increase the support for, mental health in the game enthusiast community and inside the game industry.

Testimonials

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“A perfect gift!”

FTATT makes for a fun and engaging time with zero pressure or judgment on brand new players. My session was part of a present to a friend group, it’s a perfect gift!

Jon

Human Druid

“Here to help you PLAY”

If you are lucky enough to get to play D&D with Walt as your DM, then I’m jealous right now.  Walt, as a DM, is a delightful host, mentor, storyteller, guide, guru, superfan.  He loves the game, and will gladly explain it to you – but is also an amazing listener, and really skillful at being welcoming and inclusive, so his nerd bonafides will never get in the way of you and your friends enjoying every minute.

He is here to help you PLAY, to ask questions, try things, and just have fun and enjoy spending time playing with each other.  Our group had a mix of folks who had never played, or hadn’t played in years, and we weren’t sure how it all worked.  Walt helped us not only figure out how to play, but how to enjoy playing together, giving key suggestions that helped each player shine.  He was amazing at paying attention to what the group needed and deftly lead us through.  And his joy is just infectious!

Nina

Elf Wizard

“Encouraged to bring the silliness.”

I absolutely loved it. The whole game really came to life and felt real! I loved being encouraged to bring the silliness.

Roni

Half-Orc Bard

“I have never laughed so hard in an evening, ever”

I did a one-off campaign with Walt when I was brand new to DnD and have never laughed so hard in an evening, ever. The story was so clever and he made it super easy to follow along as a new player. I had a serious blast! I’m now in a campaign of his that’s going on an entire year and let me tell you, this guy is a story-weaving genius. You couldn’t ask for a better DM than Walt!

Katie

Dwarf Fighter

“A safe, no-judgement zone”

Prior to FTATT, I had always wondered what D&D would be like, but didn’t want to join friends on their campaigns because I worried a newbie would be an imposition. FTATT provided a safe, no-judgement zone to learn the game and ask questions!

Sam

Triton Cleric

“Good at making the whole process fun and simple for newbies (and oldies)”

Our playwrights’ group got together for an evening of virtual D&D, led by Walt, and we had a blast! Our group was a mix of people who had never played before, as well as a few people who had only sampled the game or (like me) had last played 20+ years ago. Walt’s such a great storyteller, so of course he crafted a great adventure for us, but he also was good at making the whole process fun and simple for newbies (and oldies).

Pat

Half-Elf Monk

“A story tailored exactly to our needs”

Walt ran a game for our regular group in order to give our DM a chance to play. He created a story tailored exactly to our needs, interests, and play style, and maintained the patience of a saint when we asked five thousand questions instead of getting on with the quest. It felt like we had been playing with him for years. A delightful experience all around!

Kait

Half-Elf Cleric

“Easy, fun and immersive for everyone”

Walt is a master storyteller and DnD expert. He showed unwavering patience for those of us who were new to the game and made the experience easy, fun and immersive for everyone.

Bonzai

Elf Druid

“Put us immediately at ease”

The group of people I played with began with varied degrees of comfort and knowledge about D&D, but Walt put us immediately at ease and created an environment in which we were all comfortable. With our imaginations transported, the group grew comfortable taking risks in the story, meanwhile becoming closer to each other in the process. My face and tummy ached from smiling and laughing at the end of the afternoon.

MJ

Half-Elf Cleric

“Perfect to get into D&D”

This was so much fun! Perfect to get into D&D with the amazing satisfaction of a completed mission!

Zaharis

Dragonborn Sorcerer

“Well-run hijinks and laughs”

Walt is an expert at bringing out the best in a batch of new players. He made the process easy to jump into, guided us through creating characters, and arranged all the details for a fun evening. If you’ve got a group of folks who will appreciate some well-run hijinks and laughs, FTATT’s definitely for you.

Tyler

Half-Elf Warlock

“You’ll enjoy the game”

Walt runs a great session, guides well and balances players well. Whether you’ve never played, or have some experience, you’ll enjoy the game.

Geoff

Human Rogue

“If you’re new to D&D, Walt is the PERFECT PERSON to guide you.  I knew nothing when I started playing, and as an expert, he’s generous, kind, and hilarious.”

Kate (Halfling Rogue)

“Walt’s gaming expertise and ability to improvise on the fly have made our games more fun and engaging than any I’ve played before.”

Andy (Halfling Rogue)