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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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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

Trevor (Tiefling Cleric)

“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)