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How to Play D&D by WASD20

How to Play D&D part 1 - A Sample Game Session - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3FRzEJDp8

How to Play D&D part 2 - The Sample Session Continues! - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3jO0PAojDI

How to Play D&D part 3: Magic! - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTl_4unUc64

How to Play D&D part 4: The Magic continues! - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmDeaiJp3ZU

WASD20 - Tabletop Role Playing Games, PC Games, and more - http://www.wasd20.net/

Dungeon Master

Lead story teller

Describes Scenes, set the stage

Creates obstacles, urgency and adventures

Please NPC (Non Player Characters)


Narrate your actions

Call out in character's voice in 1st person perspective (immersed)

Skill Check

d20 game

Roll d20 and add modifier

DC - Difficulty Class

  • DC 5 - very easy
  • DC 10 - easy
  • DC 15 - moderate
  • DC 20 - hard
  • DC 25 - very hard
  • DC 30 - nearly impossible

Saving Throw

Making Attack

Check range distance

Rolling Initiative & The Surprise Round

  1. Is anyone surprised?
  2. Everyone roll initiative (1d20 + initiative modifier)
  3. GM puts everyone in initiative order
  4. In initiative order, everyone takes a turn
    • Surprised characters/monsters can't take actions on the first round
  5. End of round, repeat #4

Turn: Movement and Action


Roll to beat target AC (Armor Class)

Critical Hit

Guaranteed Hit

Double Damage Dice? Or roll damage dice twice, then add modifier?

WASD20 Buyers Guide

Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition) Buyer's Guide - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDW2PpjjGA8

Starters Guide:

  • Player/DM Guide - without character creation
  • Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure
  • Pre-created Charters
  • Bag of Polyhedral Dice

Player's Handbook

Dungeon Master

Monster Guide

Your First Adventure by Matthew Colville

Your First Adventure, Running the Game #1 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTD2RZz6mlo

The D&D Basic Rules: http://media.wizards.com/2015/downloads/dnd/DMBasicRules.pdf

16 Pregenerated Characters! http://www.squaremans.com/PreGens.zip

Map of the Tomb and Notes |http://www.squaremans.com/The-Tomb.jpg

The Tomb's Dungeonographer file: http://www.squaremans.com/Tomb.dgo

Dungeonographer: http://www.dungeonographer.com/

The Green Dragon Inn; People & a Menu! http://www.squaremans.com/The%20Green%20Dragon%20Inn.pdf