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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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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Fun and accessible to all levels of player.”

I had a great time! Walt made the story fun and and accessible to all levels of player. Plus, who doesn’t want to be a giant frog?

Sam

Dwarf 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

“The perfect person to guide you”

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

Kate

Halfling Rogue

“I felt like I had been playing all my life”

I was a D&D newbie. Walt gave a welcome smile and a tutorial in Elvish weapons and bad-assery. In no time, I felt like I had been playing all my life. Seriously, this was a lot of fun, and our entire group had a blast. Twenty-sided dice? Spells and charms? Dragons and demons? No Problem! Walt is a wonderful and inspiring guide who will encourage fair play and help grow your imagination.

Melinda

Elf Wizard

“Very friendly to new or returning players”

Walt’s approach to running the game is very friendly to new or returning players. He deftly weaves in streamlined mechanics to keep the story flowing, and rewards players for embodying the spirit of their character. The worlds he creates feel dense and lived in, masterfully drawing us back to the table to see what lurks around the next corner.

Trevor

Tiefling Cleric

“Our DM made sure our entire party had a blast”

If you have ever thought about trying D&D give FTATT a try! Our party had no experience playing and our DM, Walt, made sure our entire party had a blast and learned the game without getting bogged down in the rules. We are actually thinking about scheduling another session, just because!

Garus

Tiefling Cleric

“Considerate and responsive!”

Walt did an incredible job planning a delightfully silly themed adventure for us based entirely on Taylor Swift songs. He was so considerate and responsive! The game was a blast and fit our wants and time frame perfectly. A++++, will definitely be coming back at some point. He wasn’t even phased by our moments of Too Much Knowledge, and he came up with the best puns.

Mary

Dragonborn Ranger

“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)

“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)