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Old Apr 8th, 2021, 11:03 AM
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Hello all

Just wanted to say hi to everyone.
I used to play a lot of pbem rpgs back in the day, but sorta drifted away from it. Now I have a 12 yr old son who's very interested in joining DND games, so I started looking for a site. Someone recommended this one.
Since I'm a bit rusty and quite a bunch of stuff has changed and my son is new to DND, can someone recommend a newbie friendly game the two of us can join?
He'll be registering an account as well.
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Old Apr 8th, 2021, 12:01 PM
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Hey there, Dystopian! Welcome to the site! Man, that's a really nice username grab. One of those that make me double-take and go "how was that not claimed yet?!" Nice catch.

Well, as far as people who are new to DnD (or gaming in general, or Play-by-post), we've got the New Player Solo Game, which any new member can sign up for! So that's an option. But it's a solo game, so that might not be the best. There are a couple of continuous recruitment games that are going on, so it might be possible to have both of you join that! I think that you can find a list of them here. But they're not explicitly for newbies, so that might not wind up being perfect. Maybe the Lost Mine of Phandelver one, since that adventure is supposed to be an intro for DnD?

I wish you and your son tons of luck, though! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. We're happy to help.
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Old Apr 8th, 2021, 02:21 PM
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Hi, Dystopian! Welcome to the site! That is cool that your son is joining you.

This is an extremely welcoming and non-creepy site; that said, with the content material of the RPG games, I’m sure there will be some things not appropriate for a 12-year-old player. I think the best way to approach that is to make sure every game your son enters is aware of his age, and that the GM and the players know this when posting material. One suggestion I would have is to check out the Solo Game Bazaar. It is a match-up of individual players and GMs in customized games. I think someone would be willing to DM a younger player in that, and you would also have access to it as a parent where you could read the dialogue. Or, the two of you could play in a customized game together.

I’m not trying to be alarmist and I don’t speak for the site, just thinking things through for what I would have felt comfortable doing for my kiddo at that age. Like I said, this is a great site of friendly players and the games tend to not go too dark. But a parent is a parent and part of that job is watching out for things.

Hope to see both of you around the boards!
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Welcome to the club chummer!

I'll second the call for both the new player solo game and for Choco's lost mine game. Bonus point for the lost mine game that Choco is also a new player solo game GM so might be able to offer a little extra help should you need it.

We're a lot more than just play by post though! We have advice sections for both players and GMs, more forum games than you can shake a stick at, and even a dedicated creative writing wing called the library. If either of you have any free time we can kill it for you.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you settle in!
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welcome!

wow, you snagged a cool name! good job! The recommendations for the New Player Solo game are already here.. when looking for another game or two for you and your son, feel free to ask around, and find ones offered by long time gamers here... they are less likely to fold up tent and disappear.

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Thanks for the heartfelt welcomes everyone, much appreciated.
Yeah, Dystopian has become quite popular lately since more people have started using it. Luckily enough it wasn't taken here. I've been using the nick for over a decade already or so now though, but am increasingly often running into places where it's already been taken.
Anyway, I'll check out the games you suggested and have my son register. He's a precocious lil though, so I doubt he'll have to be handled with kit gloves very much.
Anyway, thanks again and nice meeting you all.
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Old Apr 9th, 2021, 07:40 AM
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By the way, can someone tell me how to set a signature underneath my posts? I can't seem to find it in the profile options, although I'm not a new user anymore.
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Sure! At the top of any page, click “My Account”, kind of near the left of that top bar. It will take you to your user control panel. There will be a list of links on the left. Under “Settings & Options” click “Edit Signature.”
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That is so odd... I looked there earlier and I swear it wasn't there then.
I guess maybe I unlocked new options when my account switched from a new account to a regular/beginner account, although the last time I checked, that switch had already occurred. I guess it just took a little while for the extra options to filter through or something.

Anyway, thanks.
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i am his son actually, made an account and this is my first post
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There's my boy! <3
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Hey, there, just some ninja! Welcome to the site! Glad you've joined! FYI, that most recent post ws caught by the automoderator (a tool we have to help cut down on spam). Since you post was nothing but repeated emojis, it thought you were a bot, haha! But it's approved now.

I hope you two have tons of fun on site!
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