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Fallout: The Tabletop RPG FREE Session Zero https://discord.gg/xq5nRcnqBZ

Fallout: The Tabletop RPG FREE Session Zero https://discord.gg/xq5nRcnqBZ

Fallout RPG on Discord, Owlbear Rodeo

Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts

$20.00

Information

  • Duration: 0.25 to 0.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session
$20.00

About the adventure

This is a FREE Session Zero "Meet 'n' Greet" for an ongoing paid Monday night Fallout campaign. Join our campaign's Discord! https://discord.gg/xq5nRcnqBZ Open chat all the time. Everyone welcome to check out our games and our gaming community. Check out our campaign's YouTube channel, featuring things characters are experiencing in the game! https://www.youtube.com/c/jonklement Everything you do WILL affect the table's history going forward. Even if you only play in one session, you could end up being that one player whose character did that one thing that will be remembered forever. The GM has been running D&D and other games for 42 years. We're looking for a long term Fallout table that will build on the characters hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the Fallout world.

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2 years on StartPlaying

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497 games hosted

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Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, World Builder

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Average response time: 11 hours

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Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

Discord is what I usually use. A mic is necessary. Typing text back and forth really wouldn't work too well. You can use physical dice or computer/app generated die rolls. I will probably ask at some point for you to email me a copy of your character sheet to help me DM for them better, especially if you play in the ongoing campaign. Even if you own no books and have never played D&D before, we CAN work with that. In such a case, though, realize that game play may be slower as we take the time to teach. Also, if you need teaching time, experienced players in the session who prefer a faster game may feel bored. It's ok. We're all noobs to things in life sometimes. If you're truly new, it might be good to have a session with your good friends who would understand and be patient with you, or be in a session with other new people who also need teaching time.

What I provide

I am not above sending screenshots of a page or two of a rulebook for certain situations, but I'm not sending out entire copyrighted works as a pirate. In some campaign worlds, there are character species, classes, spells, magic items, abilities, etc., that your character may get that are not in the commonly owned core books. If you're playing a rare character type or have a rare spell or magic item, I'll often send you a page here and there, especially if I can find it for you in a free wiki in a way that doesn't violate copyright.

Gameplay details

Safety Tools and Content Advisory Info You may have heard the old adage that working with groups of humans is like herding cats. This can certainly be true at a TTRPG table, especially one at which the players didn’t really know each other before they joined the campaign and who don’t really get to know each other outside the campaign either as friends, coworkers, classmates, or what have you. Let’s face it, sometimes there are innocent misunderstandings between people, sometimes there are conflicts in different expectations of playstyle, and sometimes, sometimes people are just jerks. For example, once I had to permanently ban someone from the Discord server for consistently showing up drunk and belligerent to the game. Safety Tool: PM the DM In our games, the most important safety tool for your use is the Discord private message feature. I personally have been pro-DMing full-time (40+ hours per week) since May 2021. That’s quite a lot of hours gaming. Here are some examples of real instances which have gotten handled by PMing the DM: Once, a rogue in D&D used slight of hand skill to hide some treasure from the party. Another player felt that this was “PVP” and talked to me about it privately. Then, I talked to the rogue’s player privately and all is now good. They still adventure, laugh, and play together. Some players founded a new time slot and a new table to avoid another player who was really bringing down their gaming experience. The player whom they wished to avoid wasn’t doing anything “wrong” per se. He wasn’t threatening anyone, or using profanity, or posting porn in the Discord thread, or behaving in any kind of bigoted way. In other words, he wasn’t doing anything bannable. He was just, simply…..annoying. In a private conversation, we found another timeslot that was good for the folks who preferred to not game with him, and problem solved, without hurting anyone’s feelings or offending anyone. In the beginning, in May 2021, players were allowed to roll dice any way they wished, including physical dice at home, apps on their phone, whatever. Eventually, several players contacted me on Discord about certain players whose characters never missed saving throws, never missed to-hit in combat, never bombed skill checks, and never did anything less than awesome top-end damage. This was really negatively impacting other people’s chance at enjoyment that they had paid for. After hearing them out, I instituted a couple of Discord dice bots that I like and now all dice rolls are public. Players then reached out privately to thank me and assure me that things were much improved. So, if there are any issues at our games that you think should be addressed, don’t hesitate to PM the DM. Chances are, it can be taken care of privately so that no one is embarrassed or put on display in front of their peers during a game, because that would be…...awkward for all. Together, with a little patience, discretion, and maturity, maybe we can herd cats, after all, in a direction that’s fun for everyone. :)

Content warnings

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Safety tools used
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How will character creation work

Characters can be created one of three ways: 1.) entirely from scratch at Session Zero, 2.) partially finished up at Session Zero, or 3.) they can be transfer characters. Did I say transfer characters? Yes! We've all had the experience in which the DM moved away, or changed shifts at work, or graduated, or got a significant other who doesn't appreciate gaming, etc., etc. So, your favorite character ever has had their sheet just sitting in a character folder ever since. :( Sad. Well, dust off that old sheet! At Session Zero, there is a 99% chance we can make it work!

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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