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RJ Cresswell

4 years on StartPlaying

220 games hosted

Highly rated for: Creativity, Storytelling, Inclusive

About me

RJ Cresswell loves Dungeons & Dragons, and he wants to share his love of the game with you. He's played D&D for 28 years, but Fifth Edition is his favorite iteration of the rules. Since the release of D&D 5E, he's logged over 1000 hours of game-play as a dungeon master in multiple campaigns with players around his dining room table, at conventions, and on the Tainted Lands, Dead in Winter and Grimwode Saga actual play streams. In addition to serving as a DM, he also ran a D&D club for middle school students and has introduced hundreds of new players to the game. RJ believes in running games that are safe, inclusive and fun. If you're looking for an experienced DM who values those things and works to give every player a memorable experience, book a session with him now.

GM style

RJ takes a balanced approach to DMing because he realizes players value different aspects of D&D, and he works hard to make sure most of his sessions incorporate the three pillars of the game: roleplaying, combat and exploration. He also places a greater emphasis on cooperative storytelling and the experience of game over the rules as written. It's not that he doesn't respect the mechanics, he just values player agency and often errs on the side of the Rule of Cool.

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