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From Peasant To Paladin: An Introduction To Playing D&D Online

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From Peasant To Paladin: An Introduction To Playing D&D Online

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, D&D Beyond, Roll20

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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Are you someone curious about D&D, role-playing games, or how to play them online? Then this is for you! By the time you're done, you'll have made a character of your own and played in a mini-scenario so that you're ready to play in any D&D game. In this session, we will cover: * Tips for using Discord for voice, video, and text chat. * What a roleplaying game is, and D&D in particular. * The basic setting elements of a D&D game. * The basic mechanics of the game. * A *brief* overview of the classes and races. * A *brief* overview of the technology and virtual tabletops. * How to use D&D Beyond, Roll 20, and Beyond 20 together. While doing so, we'll work together to make your own character from your ideas, generate some party backstory, and play a brief mini-scenario to allow your character to interact with a fantasy world and use what you've learned!

Professional Game Master

Steven S.


7 Reviews

Published Writer

40 years as a TTRPG player

30 years as a Game Master

8 games hosted

Brings D&D Beyond Core Books, Roll20 to the table

Steven S. profile

Additional Details

How to prepare

Join the Discord server: - After “reacting” to a message in the “rules” section, you will be able to see the thread for this one shot in the #game-chats channel. If you need a guide on how to join a Discord server, look here: Please have headphones and microphone (such as a headset) to keep the voice chat clear. You should be using either Firefox or Chrome/Chromium.

What I provide

Decades of experience playing and running tabletop roleplaying games, including multiple editions of Dungeons & Dragons

Gameplay details

I take trigger warnings seriously, and so should you. As a general rule, I try to avoid anything related to sexual assault. Be respectful to others, don't be a jerk. This is almost entirely character creation and rules explanation, so there should be no issues.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Open Door
  • Session 0
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Characters will be created during the session, and will be appropriate to use in most D&D sessions of the same level.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: Low
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

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