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. Our profitshare donations for January, February and March 2021 will be going to support DOTS RPG, a nonprofit that improves accessibility in tabletop roleplaying games.
“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!
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Engaged the ideas and playstyles of everyone”
I watched Walt walk a novice player through a first play session as he also engaged the ideas and playstyles of the more experienced folks at the table. Balancing these different needs while also creating a memorable adventure is no easy task, but he was able to do it *with funny character voices* too, just adding to the degree of difficulty.
“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.
“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!
“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!
“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).