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Dungeons & Dragons

Newbie Sessions

Newbie friendly D&D for all types of players. Over 1,000 members and counting!

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Join our community Discord server to chat with like-minded people, find open groups, read the latest D&D news, browse our resources, and more!

* You will need to have Discord installed and a registered user account.

Where to start

Online D&D Groups

Find a group and learn D&D online with hundreds of other friendly newbies!

Become a Dungeon Master

Sign-up for our FREE dungeon master training program and become a DM!

Player Resources

Check out our Astral, Discord, and character guides to get started with virtual D&D.

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Our mission

D&D Newbie Sessions is here to bridge the gap between new and experienced players. We run a variety of one-shots that don’t require long-term commitments. They allow you to get comfortable with D&D in a newbie-friendly setting. Click the button below to read our mission statement.

* One-shots are standalone adventures that are completed in a single sitting.

Wizards, webcams and what now?

Playing in a Newbie Session is easy. All you need for virtual games is a computer and microphone (webcams are optional). Everything else is provided. For in-person games, it’s even easier! Just show up and we’ll have everything else, including pre-gen characters which are ready to play. Read our FAQ to learn more about what to expect.

 

From our members

“D&D Newbie Sessions has been a lifesaver for me. I kept accidentally burning up my friends because I’m constantly on fire. Newbie Sessions taught me how to control my inner flame and bring order to my life. Now if only I could invite my girlfriend over to the Elemental Plane of Fire to meet my parents.”

Rak'taj Bartrixl

Fire Elemental, Denver, Colorado

(We had trouble translating this one) “Newbie Game People, thank for fun game.” [Something about big spiders] “You help lot with all things hiss click click darkness is less. Better fighting. You good.” [Something about missing breakfast] “Happy smile.” [Then he bit our interviewer and we had to run off]

Click Click Hiss Heavy Breathing

Ettercap, Chicago, Illinois

“I shall destroy your world and impart upon you the very meaning of pain and misery! But before that, I do admit I had a great time at the Newbie Session game I attended. I think I learned something new about myself and destroying the DM, after the game ended, was very satisfying! I’ll be back. Whether you like it or not!“

Indirial the Destroyer

Mind Flayer, Austin, Texas

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