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Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about your DMing style...

I'm a long-time DM, and I focus on 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons using the Foundry Virtual Tabletop. I'm also an educator, and I love teaching new players about RPGs.

I tend to play "by the book" by default, but I love rewarding creative solutions with on-the-spot rulings that err on the side of the cool factor. I prefer sandbox-style games, in which I share information about the world and players decide what they want to explore. I may throw plot hooks left and right, but I encourage players to follow only the ones that interest them. Want to go investigate the creepy ruins north of town? Cool! Want to throw your lot in with one of the factions in an epic conflict? Awesome! Want to sail to the next island just because there's a forest there with a funny name and you want to see it? By all means, have at it!

I'm really open about the expectations I have for players in my games. They do vary based on several factors (how well I know the players, age level, campaign themes, etc.), but this is a pretty common baseline:

  • During the session, keep rules arguments to a minimum. Respect any on-the-spot ruling and take it up with me after the game ends.

  • Be an edgy anti-hero if you want, but be a hero. I don’t pay much attention to the alignment on your character sheet, but I’m not interested in running “evil” campaigns.

  • If you can’t make it to a session, let me know ASAP. If I ever have to cancel, I'll extend the same courtesy to you.

  • Keep real-world religion and politics out of the game entirely.

  • Even when all my players are adults, my games will stick to a PG-13 rating. I shoot for a balance of humor and grittiness on par with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I expect the same of my players.

I see options for adults and children. What if I have a mixed group?

Use the link for adults. When you sign up for a game, make sure you indicate that you've got kids who will be playing, and tell me their ages.