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Twin Cities Roleplaying Association Message Board TCRA Main Forum › Looking to run 4e D&D in Uptown Minneapolis

Looking to run 4e D&D in Uptown Minneapolis

Robert K.
Minneapolis, MN
Post #: 6
4/25/13 Update:

So many people ended up being interested that we split into two groups on alternating Saturdays. Currently both groups are full, but you can still feel free to email me. I will keep you posted if anything opens up.

Hi everyone!

My name is Robert, and I am looking to get a 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign going in the near future.

My boyfriend and I moved to Minneapolis about 4 years ago, and being big fans of tabletop roleplaying, we came to one of the Twin Cities RPer meetups shortly after we moved. I ended up running a group that met at Monster Den, which was a lot of fun until we had a couple people drop out and I decided to go on a hiatus (which never ended.)

We had a lot of things going against us: we didn't have a space to play at home, so we had to play in a crowded game store; my job schedule was really unpredictable, so sometimes I couldn't run a game on the regular night. So adding in a couple dropped players spelled the end of that run. It had some really great players though, so I know the TCRPG Meetup is a great pool of people.

But things have changed since then! We now have an apartment in uptown, and my work schedule is now very predictable. So I want to get another game going.

Background about me as a DM:

I became fascinated with tabletop games in high school, but I never had anyone to play them with. In college, though, all of my dormmates were gamers (and all girls too, interestingly.) So for those four years I played 2-3 games a week with a pool of 4-8 good friends. The system I've run the most is New World of Darkness, almost always the Storyteller in "mortals" games where all the PCs were normal humans with run-ins in the world of supernatural mystery. I also played a lot of 4th ed. D&D, but only as a player and not as a DM. All of my DMing experience came here in Minneapolis, but I think it went really well. I've also played some Shadowrun, and a smattering of other systems.

Here I some things I do/like that probably inform my style of gaming:

- Story: I am big into narrative. I also love tactical combat and encounter planning, but I will pretty much always tie anything into the story. In the same vein, I love players who get really into their character concepts. I don't LARP or expect people to only speak in character or anything, but if you're excited about your character, it will help the story propel itself in fun ways.
- Improv: I take classes and occasionally do improvisational theater. I am not a "rail-roading" DM in the least. If the players take the story somewhere I didn't expect, all the better. I like to prepare versatile concepts and encounters that can be plugged into lots of different settings.
- Feminism: I have a really low tolerance for sexist BS, just to put it out there. I almost hesitate to put this here because I know "feminism" is a really charged word, and I'm honestly really laid-back about most things... but I will totally dock you EXP for unironic "girls make sandwiches" jokes and the like. On a similar note, as I mentioned earlier, I live with my boyfriend and am a dude. So if that's a problem, I may not be the right DM for you.

In terms of mechanical content, I own the following books: MM, PHB1&2, DMG1&2, AV1&2, Primal Power, Arcane Power, Divine Power. That said, I'll be resubscribing to D&D Insider, and I'm happy to educate myself on any content that's important to you, if you want to make it part of your character.

If you're interested in playing, please post here and/or email me at

My goal would be a group of 4-6 including me, and as mentioned I'd really prefer to play in the comfort of our apartment. We have a nice big table. That said, if people would prefer to play somewhere else, we live close to Universe Games and could probably work that out too. Sundays work best for me, but I could also do Saturday evenings. We can talk about scheduling once I get some interested players.

Feel free to ask if you have questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dan M
user 8118887
Minneapolis, MN
Post #: 11
I got to play in the "doomed" 4E game, back in the day, and it was awesome while it lasted! I highly recommend hopping on this train.

Unfortunately, my work schedule may mean I cannot join in. Mondays and Wednesdays are my only free days every week, and Wednesdays are soft booked for my friend's cook-the-national-dish-from-every-countr­y project.
Robert K.
Minneapolis, MN
Post #: 9
Just as an update, I currently have 3 interested players. It's looking like an every-other-sunday game might fit everyone's schedules, but I'm still working things out.

I am going to try to be at the Meetup on the 19th, so hopefully I will see some of you folks there and can answer any questions.
Aaron B.
user 85245152
Minneapolis, MN
Post #: 1
Hello Robert!

I am new to table top RPG's, but I have played enough other games and listened enough of the Critical Hit podcast to think the description of your play style sounds pretty fantastic.

If there is still a chance of spots being open, I would love to learn more about your plans. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make the meet-up on Tuesday, but I will try. I think there may be a fair bit of "getting started in D&D" google searches in my future! Thanks for posting!
Robert K.
Minneapolis, MN
Post #: 10
Hey Aaron!

Just wanted to say we definitely have room. Currently I have 2 definite players (not counting myself) and 1 tentative. Scheduling has been trickier than expected, so it's actually looking like our current best bet is alternating Saturday evenings. Lots of things still up in the air though, and lots of room to accommodate.

One of the other players is also new to tabletop RPGs, so I think it should be a pretty great group to start out with.

I'm off work tomorrow and will be doing a fair bit of prepwork, so I'll be sure to send you some more specific info if I don't see you at the Meetup.
A former member
Post #: 111
I'm interested! I sent you an email Robert
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