Learn How to Play Tabletop RPGs
If you’ve heard about Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs but don’t know how to get started, this site is for you. It’s also full of useful info for veteran gamers, from game listings to tips on how to improve your gaming skills.
Learn & Teach
Tabletop roleplaying is a social activity that melds two of humanity’s ancient pastimes – playing games and telling stories. While the rules to any tabletop RPG have to be learned, once you start playing, there’s an amazing familiarity to it. For many newcomers, playing Apocalypse World, Call of Cthulhu, D&D, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, or any other of dozens of games becomes second nature quite rapidly. That said, as with any rewarding activity there are always more techniques to learn and more ways to level up your gameplay.
Lots of Games
Dungeons & Dragons kicked off the hobby way back in 1974, and has always been the game most associated with tabletop roleplaying. But there are dozens of tabletop RPGs to choose from (hundreds if you count out of print games). The games showcased here were selected for the range of genres, play styles, and themes they cover.
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We’re All Learning
I’ve been playing tabletop RPGs since the early 1980s, and I’m still learning new roleplaying techniques. One of the things that makes this hobby so exciting is that it’s always changing. There are new games, new mechanics (the underpinnings of a game’s rules), and even new ways of playing online and in person.
We’re also in the midst of a new Golden Age surpassing the original heyday of roleplaying. There’s never been a better time to jump in, so pick up some dice, grab your friends, find a game, and get started!