Yo, I'm ash. You may know me from being reasonably good at games, and maybe you've even watched my stream before. I want to play some D&D (5th, the most recent, edition) with cool people, live, on stream. I'll be running the game, myself.
I don't know that many online people anymore, and I am trying to not be restricted by the few people I do know. If you're already on my friends' list, that doesn't mean I think you're not worthwhile, just that I am not aware of your interest. I have also played D&D with TF2 friends before, but while it was fun, it was a bit lacklustre long term. I'd like to keep playing for more than two sessions, really.
So, this time around, I've learned, and there'll be a basic interview and questioning part to find out if we're likely to work out well together.
But first, because most important, a few requirements that are set in stone.
- You can speak English passably. I don't care about your accent, or if you have a really high, squeaky voice. But if you have a hard time communicating things during a TF2 match, this probably isn't your place. Roleplaying requires talking, more often than not. This also means you ought to be comfortable speaking to other weird people on the internet. :)
- You have a good quality mic, and a working webcam (a laptop to your side is a suitable cam replacement).
- You are willing to be on stream. On the internet. To strangers. With your face!
- This really goes beyond questioning, but I've had my share of experiences: You are punctual, reliable, and you can play Monday nights (1900CEST onwards) in the foreseeable future. In my experience sessions take about 3-4h, but that varies depending on the group. If you 'suddenly' have dinner mid-session, I will find you and your home and pin a very angry post-it note to your door.
- You are willing to do some reading beforehand (less than 20 pages), and you are also willing to know your spells and abilities. And by reading I mean, reading. Not knowing everything by heart. Learning the game together is part of the experience, but there should be a rough foundation. The basic rules are what you will have to read, Chapters 7 & 9.
- You do NOT need to have played the game before. If you are completely new, there will be a quick "learning the game together" session thing at some point before the actual game, with everyone interested.
A few things that might be of interest to you:
- We'll be playing Mondays, 19:00CEST, probably not before the second week of May
- We'll be using roll20.net, which is a free online virtual tabletop, and either roll20's built in video thing or Skype.
- I do not require characters to be made beforehand. Instead, the very first session will be what's called a session zero, where we all get together, create the framework for the game, talk about expectations, possible house rules, and also create the characters together. This makes sure everyone is on the same page about basically everything. There might be some actual play happening during this first session, but likely not.
If you're interested, find me in my twitch channel's Discord, or add me on Steam, so we can talk about this for a bit. Like an interview. For a job!