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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.

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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“Wonderful inclusive experience for players of any level”

Walt is an expert story teller, and creates immersive worlds to explore. Wonderful inclusive experience for players of any level.

Billy

Halfling Rogue

“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

“Now I understand!”

This was the first time I ever really played D&D. Earlier attempts to explain the game to me didn’t work, and I didn’t understand why people liked it so much. Now I understand!

Gifford

Gnome Druid

“The perfect way to jump back into the game I love!”

Not having played D&D since college I was looking for a way to get back into it. FTATT was the perfect way to jump back into the game I love! We all had a great time! The Dungeon Master was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Matt

Tiefling Rogue

“Absolutely blew my expectations out of the water”

I was terrified of playing D&D due to the expansiveness of the lore. I knew my friends and I would be interested in playing but I had no idea where to begin. Walt absolutely blew my expectations out of the water in terms of introducing my friends and I to the mechanics. The story he generated was simple enough to follow but had enough depth to genuinely suck us all in. I would 100% recommend FTATT to anyone interested in DnD regardless of experience.

Christian

Tiefling Ranger

“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

“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

“Made D&D feel like it was for me.”

Walt made D&D feel like it was for me. I’d never played before and I was nervous. As a DM, Walt has a welcoming style filled with humor. I never really thought I’d enjoy D&D and I had a great time in my first game. I had such a blast that I asked Walt to design a D&D game for my husband’s surprise 40th birthday, which was a big hit!

Lila

Half-Orc Barbarian

“Everyone felt comfortable instantly”

I would recommend FTATT to anyone, whether you’re new to the game or you’ve been playing forever. Walt is a fantastic, thoughtful DM, excellent storyteller, and all around cool person who put together an incredibly fun custom one-shot for our party and even laughed at all our many puns! Everyone felt comfortable instantly and had a marvelous time. No matter your experience level with D&D, if you book a session with FTATT, you will have an absolute blast.

Erin

Half-Elf Paladin

“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

“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

“Really appreciated the care”

Walt was the person who introduced me to D&D. I was initially overwhelmed by the scope of it–how was I supposed to remember all the rules and make a character that would fit into this game? Walt was extremely helpful in guiding me through the initial character creation process and the basic rules of the game, plus DMing a fantastic game in which my friends and I (including a few other first-timers) had so much fun. Now I play weekly, as part of two regular campaigns with friends. I really appreciated the care Walt takes in helping people find the fun of gaming.

Annie

Gnome Wizard

“If you are lucky enough to get to play D&D with Walt as your DM, then I’m jealous right now.”

Nina (Half-Elf Wizard)

“Walt is an expert story teller, and creates immersive worlds to explore. Wonderful inclusive experience for players of any level.”

Billy (Halfling Rogue)