Getting started playing games with TorontoDnD

So you want to play some TTRPGs at our events? Whether you have no idea what a d20 is or you have THAC0 tattooed on your knuckles, this guide will help you get started! If you have any questions at all please reach out via Contact Us or even better, ask some of the kind folks on our Discord server.


1) Getting Started

  1. First up, you'll need to create an account on our website if you don't have one already. If you're not registered you'll see a very creatively labelled "Register" link in the top right corner of the website. Click that thing!
  2. Once you are registered you will be taken to your profile page. Check over your details and make sure everything looks good.
  3. Next up, take some time to review these documents. They may be dry but we take them pretty seriously:

2) Picking An Event

We run a variety of different events at different venues around the city. Most events are gameplay focused, some are for learning about rpgs, some are just for hanging out! Check out the full list of events to see what is coming up, here are the most common types of events we run:

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Roll For Adventure

Our most common event, come on out and play D&D 5th Edition!

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Newbie Night

For players very new to the game, we offer a tutrorial and then you learn as you play in a judgement free space!

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RPG University

These non-gameplay events focus on honing your RPG skills.

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Roll For Dameage

Just like "Roll For Adventure" but for women only (trans-inclusive).

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SideQuest

These are D&D 5e games, but with some sort of twist.

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Creative Sessions

These events are focused on unleashing your creativity by building something rpg related

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Roll With Pride

Just like "Roll For Adventure" but for the LGBTQ2S+ community and it's allies!

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Anything But D&D

There are a lot of great RPGs out there that are NOT D&D, come on out and try some!

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Social Events

Come out and meet a bunch of folks at these non-gameplay events.

Players New to D&D

If you have never played D&D before and don't know how any of it works, you may want to try coming to one of our Newbie Nights. These events are exclusively for players new to the game and provide a judgement-free space where everybody is in the same boat. If you have some familiarity with the game you can of course still come to a Newbie Night but all of our L1 - LX games are also Newbie friendly, just be sure to tell your GM that you are a new player.

3) Getting Your Character Ready

** If the event you signed up for is a Newbie Night you can skip this section. Characters will be provided for you at the event and you don't need to do anything other than show up to your event with a can-do attitude. Otherwise...

First off you are going to need a character. If you want to level your character up using our Persistent World system and get sweet loot you will need to start at level one. Full details on this system are here.

If you don't know how to make your own character we have level one pre-generated ones at all of our events, you can just show up and use one of those or download one prior to the event here. If you are making your own character please make sure that you stick to our character creation rules.

If you are playing at a "Roll For Adventure", "Roll For Dameage" or "Roll With Pride" event your character will need to be registered in order to play. The two exceptions to this rule are:

  1. You are playing a level one character at an L1 - LX event: In this case you can register them after the session if you prefer. Note that you will NOT be able to play them as an L2 character at our events until you do register them.
  2. You are just playing a one-off and have no intention of levelling the character up - in this case you can play using any character you like (provided they follow our character creation rules) at our L1 - L4 or L5 - L7 games. Games of L8+ require a properly progressed character as space in those games is limited.

Once you have your character you can register them here by clicking the "Add Character" button. A couple important details in regards to this:

  • When you enter your stats they will not have modifiers provided by species bonus etc. This is normal.
  • The name and short description of your character will be viewable by others.

After registering your character you can also assign them to upcoming games you are attending. This allows your GM and other players to see some of your character information ahead of the event and is generally considered an awesome thing to do. To assign a character go to the page for your event, click on attendees, and select "Assign Character" from the action menu.

4) Attending the Event

On the night of your event here is what you can expect:

  • A welcoming environment, regardless of your experience or background.
  • There will be dice, pencils and pre-generated characters on hand.
  • Your fellow participants will adhere to our code of conduct and content standards.

On the night of your event here is what will be expected of you:

  • Be on time. Our policy on lateness can be found here.
  • If you are going to be late let us know by clicking the "Running Late" link in your profile menu.
  • You will adhere to our code of code of conduct and content standards.

5) After the Event

When your event is over there are a few important details to remember:

  • Thank your GM for running your game! GMing can be a labour intensive activity and without GMs there would be no games!
  • If you borrowed dice, a pencil or any other materials please return them to the kit.
  • If you have a tab don't forget to settle up!
  • You should receive an email with a link to your event survey. If you don't they can all be found here. Please take a moment to complete this survey as it really does help us make sure our community stays healthy.All information provided is strictly confidential and will not be seen by your GM or other players .

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