People always ask me for tips on running a D&D game for a new player. What am I? The author of a very pink book that tries to introduce new players to the world of D&D? Oh. I am? Well, okay I guess. For the record, I also get asked “Why do you talk so loud?” and “Holy s*&t! Did you really eat all that?” even though I never wrote a book on “How to Grow Up in the Mazzanoble House” (for which both topics would be covered.)
Did I ever tell you about that time I ran an adventure for the ultimate new players– my parents? No? I didn’t? That seems fair. I keep secrets from you. I’m sure you don’t tell me everything either. Feel free to read about it here. You’ll probably stop asking me for tips after reading this.
But fear not. Help is out there! There’s a really great article on dungeonmastering.com that tells you everything you need to know about running a game for first time players in 4 easy steps called, “4 East Steps to Running a Game for First Time Players.” Huh. Go figure. I would take at least 9 steps so this is much better for those busy rogues on the go. Once you’re there, peruse the archives for other great D&D related articles. They know their stuff.
There. That’s plenty of reading material to keep you busy. By the time you finish all of that and come back here I’ll have found some other cool sites to send you to.
Ta ta for now!