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Chris Kelly
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3 years on StartPlaying


983 games hosted


Highly rated for: Creativity, Sets the Mood, Inclusive


Average response time: 7 hours


Response rate: 100%

About me

Hail and well-met adventurer! I'm Chris, a FULL-TIME Game Master (GM) here on focusing on my passion: Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). For over 29 years, the fun of leading the heroic good guys through adventure and endless possibilities therein has drawn me to D&D. Let's build an epic cooperative story together!

GM style

Chris Kelly's game style: Combat: ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️ Roleplay: 🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️ Exploration: 🧭🧭🧭 Puzzles: 🧩🧩 Rule of Cool!: 😎😎😎😎 Players cheer to, "Let's roll for initiative!" ⚔️Combat: D&D is a combat-oriented game. Expect it to be significant that it can change the course of the story, for good or bad. I'm tactically minded and love running minor skirmishes to massive hordes with boss battles. Winning isn't guaranteed, as I set up encounters to be challenging. My favorite prompt for players is, "What is your character thinking?" 🗣️ Roleplay - expect roleplaying at my table in a rich, immersive, and dynamic world. What is your character thinking? Imagine if YOU were in the situation of your character. "Where do we go from here?" Break out the map we are moving on! 🧭Exploration: The great big world is where the adventure happens. Expect a mix of roleplay, skill challenges, to possible side quests to explore the world. 📣I'm your character's biggest fan after you! 🤝🏾Play D&D with a cooperative team-based framework. 🆕 I encourage new players and veterans too. 🎵Curated music, ambiance, and sound effects 💻Owlbear Rodeo is an effortless Virtual Table Top (VTT). 📖Great storytelling. 🧔🏽Interesting NPCs in a vibrant, dynamic world. 🏫Experienced DM with masters-level knowledge of the rules. 🔦Everyone has a chance to shine. 🛃I love supporting 3rd party and independent creators. 🙋🏻‍♀️Choices matter; for your character and the world around them. 🙌🏻Open your imagination and let D&D in. 🦺A safe play environment for all. What my players say: “As always. Chris is great. He loves his players and looks at for their safety. He knows the rules and is happy to listen to ideas as players give them. He enjoys the big plays just as the players do. His story telling is on point. Chris is my go to DM and has been for years.” - Brad "Tonight was the first night of our campaign together, and I must admit that Chris knocked it out of the park." - Roxanne. "Chris gently encourages roleplay but doesn't punish players who aren't comfortable with it." - Jen. "Amazingly character-driven content and wonderfully delivered!" - Charlie. "I am a new player, and Chris helped me get ready for the game and created an enjoyable, safe game environment" - Victoria. "I can't recommend him enough to everyone." - Stephan. Let's get together and play some D&D!

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