I'm New, Now What?

Who can join?

You must have at least 3 hit points to join this site.

If you're reading this, you probably are a new player who wants to join in and check stuff out. We've created this page to help you get oriented.

Is there an audition, or a try-out period, or something like that?

Yes. Because new member applications contain so little information, I don't know whether our group will be a good fit for you until we've played together a couple of times. So, the first couple of sessions are kind of like dating. I encourage you to be friendly, funny, mature, and considerate; we like people with great social skills (or the ability to fake great social skills for an evening). Please also check out our Coolness Policy, which is deisgned to catch big problems before they start.

Hopefully we're mutually compatible and everything works out. But if we're not right for you, or you're not right for us, then the best thing is to part ways with goodwill. There are lots of other great gaming groups in NYC.

So what do I do next?

Hop onto the Forum's New Players category, and introduce yourself! Who are you? What are you interested in playing? What do you do when you're not gaming? That kind of thing. But in order to post your introduction, you'll need to create a Wikidot account.

How do I join the site?

You can click around and read things without joining anything, but if you want to participate on the forum or edit the wiki, you'll need to click this link:

You need to have a Wikidot.com account and be signed to apply for membership.

if you already have a Wikidot.com account


it is worth it and is free

James checks the applications for new members approximately once a week, but he is often forgetful and stupid. Please be patient.

James won't get off his fat ass to approve my membership fast enough for my tastes. What should I do?

As an adventurer in D&D, you can only move 120 feet in a 10 minute turn. Patience, therefore, is a virtue. (Translation: as soon as I can figure out how you can e-mail me directly, I'll set that up.)

Do you guys have a secret handshake, or some other code of behavior?

No, but we have a Coolness Policy, which as a new member you need to review. If you can't handle the Coolness Policy we're probably not the right group for you.

Where do you guys play?

We almost always play on the second floor of Cafe 28, located at 28th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Cafe 28 isn't an ideal location: there's only one bathroom, and the food & drinks are kind of expensive, and if I have to hear Lady Gaga one more time I'll go crazy. But it's centrally located and they've put up with us for two years.

Still, other locations are always welcome.

How can I jump in and play?

Hang out on the forums. There's often a scheduling thread as people work out days and times for games. Eric's Principalities of Glantri game meets approximately once a week on various weeknights; Tavis's White Sandbox game plays about once a month on weekends. We hope to have more games soon.

I want to run my own game!

You're welcome to do so, but please play with us a few times first, to get a feel of how we do things. We've been lucky enough to have really good Dungeon Masters in our gang, so it's a good idea to check out how they handle play so you can judge our players' expectations.

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