Sign-up for our free Dungeon Master Training Program for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (5e)
Our Dungeon Master Training Program is a 2-3 hour hands-on training session where you run a mock game of D&D 5e with another newbie DM (Dungeon Master). An experienced DM is also present and creates “player simulations” to mimic what you’ll encounter in real games of D&D. The experienced DM will also provide guidance, answer questions, and give occasional advice. By the end, you will feel more confident in your abilities and have the skills necessary to start running D&D!
These events are posted on Meetup.com (find a group) and shared in the Discord server under the #upcoming-events channel. Simply RSVP for the event to indicate your interest and the organizing DM will help you schedule a training date.
Two newbie DMs will work together to run a game of D&D while an experienced DM guides them through the process. The experienced DM will create “player simulations” which mimic what you’ll encounter in real games. You will also be provided the story upfront to review.
Like all of our events, DM Trainings are open to everyone and designed to be welcoming and patient. We expect many newbie DMs to have very little experience with D&D. We will be there to guide you through the process and help you along whenever necessary.
The only prerequisite to our training program is that you’ve played D&D at least 2-3 times before. This will ensure you have a fundamental understanding of how the game works. Outside of that, it is helpful to own the Player’s Handbook (PHB) and the Monster Manual (MM), but not required. You will also need to connect to our Discord server where the training takes place and have a working microphone (webcams are optional). Lastly, setup an Astral Tabletop account and on the training day, the DM will invite you to the game as a Game Master.
Once you complete this training, you will gain the “Newbie DM” title in our Discord server (if you don’t already have it) and be able to join our growing DM community. Here are some of the main benefits you will receive:
- Access to private text and voice channels
- Access to DM specific resources
- Helpful discussions and assistance from other DMs
- Ability to sign-up for additional DM-only events like the round robin
- Ability to create events within our community