Totally new to D&D, this was my first game. I had a good time, so giving it 4 stars. Still, giving my thoughts even if I had a good time, feedback is more useful than compliments after all.
The group felt too big. It was easy to get lost and hard to manage. A few players like Lawson tried to lead the group, but others seemed to just do stuff. Shifty in particular was a total wild card, often doing dangerous things without consulting the group. Jimm was very laissez faire; for example, at one point he let the players spend a long time sifting through 25 barrels of what turned out to be just food. It seemed like he was trying to tell us to move on with the way he described the barrels, but the group didn't get the hint and he didn't push us more.
I did enjoy the couple of fights we had and was happy not to lose my new character. I'm excited about the pile of loot and experience I brought home--almost enough to advance to level 2--and will try to make it out again.
0 · March 26, 2012
Yep, absolutely! The structure of this particular game is very open and relaxed. Attendance changes from session to session. There are always a few experienced characters and a few completely new characters with zero experience. Whatever your situation, you'll fit right in. Pencil and dice recommended. Reference materials (books) are at the table so you don't need your own.
0 · March 18, 2012