We typically host "Public Events" on alternating Tuesdays; and additional "Public Games" on other days of the week, a few times per month. "Private Games" are held in homes and other locations and are by invitation only. We require that you attend a few public games before posting any games on our Meetup, or to be eligible to attend Private Games.
FEDERATION OF ADVENTURERS
All our Public Events, and many Public Games, are played in our shared campaign: "Federation of Adventurers." For Season 2, our Federation of Adventurers games are set in the Eberron campaign setting.
Check the Meetups and join our next Public Event, meet new friends, roll some dice and kill monsters! When you're ready, maybe host a regular D&D game at your place, or take on Dungeon Master duties.
***Please do not solicit members for private games until you've participated in public games with our Meetup group.***
Games posted to this Meetup may be Public or Private (see below). The goal is to connect with, and get to know other friendly gamers, then form your own regular D&D group and enjoy the camaraderie and fun of a D&D campaign. This Meetup is based in the Long Beach, California area. Please respect the rules of this Meetup:
PUBLIC GAMES: We play D&D at hobby shops and other public locations. Games that are open to all members are listed as "Public Game" in the Meetup title. Members may also bring a friend, however space is limited, so be sure to sign up quick after the game is posted. If the game is full, Meetup will put you on the wait list. Public Games may or may not use the Federation of Adventurers format.
PRIVATE GAMES: We also play D&D in ongoing campaigns at people's private homes or other locations. You must receive a personal invitation to join a Meetup that says "Private Game." For everyone's comfort and safety, you MUST participate in public games with our Meetup before posting or hosting a private game through our Meetup, or being invited to a private game hosted by our Meetup. Feel free to contact Clay or an Assistant Organizer if you are interested in joining a private game.
SAFETY: ALWAYS follow basic safety rules when meeting new people or going to a private location: meet the person hosting the game in a public location and get to know them before going to a private location; tell someone where you'll be; attend with a trusted member of the Meetup group. NEVER invite strangers into your home, and NEVER meet a stranger in a private setting. These rules will help everyone feel more comfortable, and being at-ease is good for role-playing!
HOUSE RULES: With respect to the game rules, each DM interprets the 5th Edition rules for a game they run, and can allow (or disallow) any official, variant, or home-brew rules. With respect to the rules of the venue (the play space) the Host (the owner, tenant, or manager of the venue) sets the rules. Generally, you can use any rules in the Player's Handbook or other official D&D material published by Wizards of the Coast to create your character ("if it's official, it's allowed"), but again, the DM can allow, disallow, make, or interpret any official, variant, or home-brew rules. A common rule for public games is to keep it family friendly ("no profanity"). Finally, be respectful of the place, the players, and the pacing. (I.e. shine when the spotlight is on you, but let others have their moment. Be ready when it's your turn. Don't get bogged down in rules minutia.)
Still Have Questions? The best place to get questions answered is at the DMageddon.com Forums. You can also Comment on a Meetup, or Message the Organizer (Click the link "Clay" near the top of the Meetup home page to send the Organizer a message).