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Ryan

Professional Game Master
Ryanhe/him

42 Reviews

DMs Guild Writer

Player for
8 years
GM for
4 years
Hosted over
265 games

About me

Hello, there! Welcome to StartPlayingGames (SPG)! I am a fully-online-experienced Game Master. Whether it is a published module, custom adventure, even a one-shot, I hope to create great memories and fun environments for you to play in. Thanks to SPG and players like you, I'm able to commit full attention to these games! My favorite part of games like D&D and the other TTRPGs I run are the exciting combat situations that Characters get to shine in! Regardless, I love to see and reward creative, clever, or cooperative solutions to problems. And please don't be afraid to join on-going games. I'm happy to work with you to get you involved as soon as possible and in a natural way. Every player must fill out a system-specific Google Form to us to better understand each other and those who join after Session 0 must meet with me for a 20 min call. If you invite a friend, and they join any of my games, you'll receive a $5 discount (per person joined) on all future games for 1 campaign you join. You can also use my referral link for you and I both to earn $10 if they do the same. We all like saving, money, right? https://startplaying.games/referral/ckowf5q1x1s9cbopkctc20e3c Not sure what to expect still? Check out what others have to say about me the reviews section, such as these and more! "๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜™๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ. ๐˜๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ." "๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ." "๐˜™๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ'๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ."


GM style

GAME MASTER EXPERIENCE/STYLE: Combat-focused Campaigns! Clever ideas, creative solutions, and battle tactics are going to help you and are welcomed. Even with this in mind, I like to see Characters survive to tell the tale, but death is always possible! (Have a back-up Character!) A Google Form must be filled out first to enhance understanding between player and DM, as well as better filtering to ensure a good fit to the existing players. All online-based experience. I am comfortable with a camera, digital dice, online Character Sheets, and other online tools such as soundboard, immersive music, and tech support. Beginner-friendly and Veteran-welcoming SESSION EXPECTATIONS: A 10 minute break about halfway through each Session. Sessions will average around 3 hours. Modules are customized to better fit both Player Characters and DM styles. The core experience of the adventure will be utilized and familiar feeling, but not identical to the books. Most Sessions have at least 1 battle, occasionally 1 big combat will dominate our time. But I follow the players. If role-play and exploration is the theme for the day, we'll follow that! For Dungeons and Dragons, I bring high quality, immersive maps for the majority of situations and an appropriate amount for other TTRPGs that are less reliant on battlemaps. A soundboard for fun effects, music to match the mood, and a fair amount of voice acting for NPCs. For most campaigns, a minimum of 4 players is required to launch Session 0. This helps guarantee a group dynamic and longevity of the group. ONLINE TOOLS: โœ… Dungeons and Dragons: Above VTT for maps, tokens, and character sheets. โœ… Dungeons and Dragons: DnDBeyond for Character Sheets and dice rolling (All players and I roll digital, public dice) โœ…Other Games: Roll20 for maps, tokens, and character sheets. โœ… Discord for both the adventure-exclusive community and a larger community of all my primary players. Music and Ambience is also played through Discord through a bot that you can adjust volume of. Discord is the best way to communicate with me, once a player. Camera is optional, but recommended, I use one myself. โœ… Google Document with additional info, Character notes, and session recaps.


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