The EZA Dungeons & Dragons Community Thread

  • I am technology challenged so I dont know how to play using google docs. I am a on and off player of D&D I would love to find a mostly regular group to play again. I am on the Pacific coast of Canada. Scheduling may be difficult but I am game to try. I would prefer to play and not DM. I am more a character drives the story instead of set adventures when I DM and I dont know how that would fly with most.

  • Tabletop Escapades (and Tabletop Adventures before it) is my favorite show. So I would be down for something maybe.

    My Info:
    -In EST timezone
    -Available evenings during the week / Any time Saturdays
    -Never played D&D before

    Some questions to help out newbies like me:
    -Don't own any rule books, and advice on which to pick up?
    -What kind of time commitment does this kind of thing normally take? 3 hours once a week? 6 hours once a month? 2 hours every night?
    -Is there a character generator that anyone here has found useful? Or do you need the rule book for that?

  • This is the Googledocs that was made for the other thread. Just put in your name where you are available.

    I'm already DMing one group but I'd love to play in another campaign if someone is willing to DM

    If people have questions I'd be willing to help with character creation and possibly run some simple scenarios to help new players understand the rules and flow of the game.

  • From the same group that Lexad, Danerous, and Tristan were talking about we run D&D on Roll20. Unfortunately due to schedules a couple of members have had to drop out. I'm looking for a couple of more players so if anybody wants to join just let me know. We run on Tuesdays. Trying to get a new time straightened out exactly because one of the players is from a time zone way ahead of us. If you want to check out the youtube link from the twitch streams let me know as well and I'll send it along. I don't want to plug here. XD

  • @IanOro If your still looking for a few players I would be interested. I'm available week nights between 5pm to 10pm (Pacific Standard Time) No previous experience but I have the PH for 5e and am interested in learning.

  • @Nillend

    I think I asked people to use Pacific since that is what EZA uses

  • Hi!

    I made a Google Docs spreadsheet that might make it easier to find people who are available at the same time, as that seems to be the biggest hurdle to figure out. I put some test data in there to show how it's supposed to work so let me know if you like it and if we want to use it.

  • @Matt-Brookbank From my short experience I'd say the D&D 5e Player's Handbook is great to pick up if that's what you are going to play. In the campaign that Ian, I and Tristan have been playing we've spent about 2 - 3 hours per week when we've all been available. Don't know any real character generator, there are websites that can be useful if you want to browse spells or to help calculate ability scores and stuff though. If you are going to use roll20 to play then there's a lot of help built in too.

  • @Danerous That seems like a pretty good idea to me, aside from that I think the ot hurdle is finerhding someone willing to DM, but this something like this would probably help a lot with organizing stuff.

  • @Danerous Thanks for the spreadsheet! Hopefully this will still be going on 1.5 months from now - my last grad school apps are due on January 5th, so I'm focusing on getting those done before I commit to anything else. I would love to join in once everything settles down, though. I haven't been able to quest in about 7 years, and I've been trying to get a group every since!

  • @IanOro I'm also interested, because of my job where i just need to get my houres in when ever over a week, i can be very flexible with the time. I do have a time on Tuesdaý around 10 am - 11 am pst that i would like to avoid, but if need be it can be done.
    I have a little bit of PnP and roll20 experience, don't have a ph 5e yet but i dont mind buying one.

  • While we are on the topic of RPGs, do we have any FATE Core players here? It's a fun story-driven system that prides itself on not being as crunchy as most.

    The core rules is completely free here in multiple formats.

  • Should we start using the spreadsheet that @Danerous made, or a similar one to start coordinating this?

  • I have removed the test data that I added and people can start filling it in to get things rolling.

    Link to spreadsheet.

    Link to image of spreadsheet with example data.

    I thought I'd explain what the different colors mean. When there are 4 or more players that are available at the same hour their marks will turn green signaling that it is a possible match. Those that have written yes to being willing to DM the x in their boxes will be blue allowing you to see if a matching set of players at a time has someone who can DM. Players who have found a group and are playing, writing the name of their DM in the second column, will appear in a lighter shade of green as it isn't certain they are looking for another group or is available at that time. All other marks will be displayed in some sort of yellow as it's not likely to find a match.

    There is also a row of numbers above the row of times that shows available players per hour. The higher the number of a cell, the more green it will be making it a tool to look for hours where several players are available.

  • Alright I've added myself to the list :)

  • hello everybody, i always wanted to play D&D, i never was able to find a group i will like to find a group and play with , i also have no experience playing it but i watch all the tte and tta. .

  • @edsgar you gotta start somewhere, so if you're up for it fill the spreadsheet to see if we can get a game going!!!

  • Filled in. Thx for making this.

  • Can anyone give me pointers or coach me on how to use Roll 20 and google docs to play online?? All my gaming experience is live. I have logged on to roll 20 and created a map for a campaign scene but I am not impressed with my work. It doesnt come natural to me. I Have no, repeat No artistic talent except for a great imagination.

  • @elerac said in The EZA Dungeons & Dragons Community Thread:

    I Have no, repeat No artistic talent except for a great imagination.

    Unfortunately I had the same problem when I tried using Roll 20 for my campaign, I ended up not using it and just making quick drawings on a whiteboard