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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

“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

“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

“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

“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!

Katie

Dwarf Fighter

“You’ll enjoy the game”

Walt runs a great session, guides well and balances players well. Whether you’ve never played, or have some experience, you’ll enjoy the game.

Geoff

Human Rogue

“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

“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.

Tyler

Half-Elf Warlock

“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

“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

“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.

MJ

Half-Elf Cleric

“A safe, no-judgement zone”

Prior to FTATT, I had always wondered what D&D would be like, but didn’t want to join friends on their campaigns because I worried a newbie would be an imposition. FTATT provided a safe, no-judgement zone to learn the game and ask questions!

Sam

Triton 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)

“If you’re new to D&D, Walt is the PERFECT PERSON to guide you.  I knew nothing when I started playing, and as an expert, he’s generous, kind, and hilarious.”

Kate (Halfling Rogue)