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Mark "Respite" Andil

1 year on StartPlaying

523 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, Visual Aid

Average response time: Under 1 hour

Response rate: 100%

About me

Hello and welcome, folks! My name is Mark, I am 23 years old, and I have been DMing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition for 8 years. I have always been a fan of fantasy since I was a kid watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and playing Warcraft 3 on our family PC. I vividly remember my friend (whom I still play with) bringing his brother's D&D 3rd edition books and creating characters, only to make new ones every time we wanted to play again. Furthermore, I later stumbled upon a little known show called Critical Role and got hooked on the idea of cooperative storytelling, adventure and role-play. Re-discovering what D&D was had sent me down a rabbit hole into fantasy media like never before, and still has me hooked.  I live in the Central Europe Timezone (CET) and I usually run games at 6:00 AM or 6:00 PM, my time. I am willing to run at games at any other time besides night-time hours (10pm-5am CET). I welcome all players, and love teaching the rules of 5th Edition D&D to newcomers. Not only that, but I am confident in my knowledge and experience with the system and can guarantee a smooth game, no matter how complex a situation arises. New or experienced to Tabletop RPGs, I cannot wait to have the opportunity to play with you and unravel the amazing adventures you will set upon.

GM style

I love all that is brought to play in Tabletop RPGs, and always strive to offer: ✦ Tactical Combat with a challenge, where each individual Player Character shows their specialty. ✦ Unique Opportunities for decisions which are highly personalized to the party and will unravel unique resolutions. ✦ Rewarding Role-play where I strive to immerse you in your character, though my voice actor skills still need improvement. ✦ Classic Fantasy feel that infuses the world and isn't afraid to use or subvert tropes. ✦ Robust & Polished System, where all effects are as they should be and everything is ready. From Battle maps to Spell Effects, I aim to impress and please. ✦ Balanced & Fair Game so that all Player Characters in the party are on an equal field and all options are worth considering. As a final note: I may introduce homebrew alterations to uplift underperforming options and only decrease the strength of the clearly overpowered options. I find the game is best played with its Rules as Intended, and I encourage and reward creativity.

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