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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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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Perfect to get into D&D”

This was so much fun! Perfect to get into D&D with the amazing satisfaction of a completed mission!

Zaharis

Dragonborn Sorcerer

“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

“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

“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

“Get your start and learn how to play!”

Incredible experience. We had several people in our party who knew very little/nothing about the game. It was well planned, easy to follow, and fun. The perfect way to get your start and learn how to play!

Nina

Half-Elf Ranger

“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).

Pat

Half-Elf Monk

“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

“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’s gaming expertise and ability to improvise on the fly have made our games more fun and engaging than any I’ve played before.”

Andy (Halfling Rogue)