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