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