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San Francisco Dungeons & Dragons Newbie Sessions

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Dungeons & Dragons Newbie Sessions

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Come learn Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (latest version) in a comfortable and welcoming environment. New and experienced players are both welcome!

We’ll be playing a mix of one-shot adventures designed specifically for new players. Ask questions, learn how to play, and meet new people! Pre-made characters are provided in the event description or you can roll your own on D&D Beyond. Play time is typically around 4 hours. Please arrive on time and keep your RSVP status up-to-date! More details can be found in the individual events.

Some of the common questions we get:

What if I've never played D&D before and know nothing about it? Perfect! Lots of people who show up for Newbie Sessions have never played before. You'll be in good company and we will help you along the way!

Can I spectate a game? Unfortunately, no. We found spectators to be disruptive because they were connecting and disconnecting or forgetting to mute their microphones. We also found that many players don’t like having an audience when they play since it adds more pressure. See our FAQ for more information.

Which races and classes can I play? This may depend on your DM, but generally anything officially published and playtested is acceptable. See our Player Resources page on each event for more information.

What is a one-shot? What if I missed the last event? That's ok! One-shots are events that are completed in a single sitting. Each game is independent from the others. Just don't sign-up for the same event a second time because it's the same story.

What if I'm not very creative or bad at roleplaying? No problem. We've got you covered! If you're struggling with something, the DM will step in and help provide some ideas. Many new players struggle with the openness and freedom of D&D. We'll be there to support you throughout the entire game.

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LA Geeky Fun Times

Los Angeles, CA

LA Geeky Fun Times

Why hello there!

Thanks so much for your interest in our fun little group. Our purpose? To find fellow like-minded individuals who enjoy the same things we all do: movies, TV shows, books, video games, board games, card games, music, concerts (when those eventually come back), some outdoors stuff (fear the day star!!!!), popular franchises like Star Wars or LotR, and much more. Or maybe you just want to find people to vent to about the final season of Game of Thrones. I know I'd like to!

Who should join? Anyone and everyone - since we are all home right now it doesn’t matter where you’re located! We welcome people of different ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, sexual preferences, religious preferences, etc. All we ask is that you're super cool to everyone (like, don't be a weird creeper or problematic) and be accepting of others. Fandom and passions for hobbies know no bounds, so if you are into the same hobbies and passions we all are then you've found your peoples!

Due to current events, a decent chunk of everything will be virtual, but I will constantly be looking for ways to have safe outdoor gatherings (drive-in movies, for example) ...again, safety first and all that jazz.

Some "rules" (I hate to do it, but this is the Internet):

• No hate speech

• No abuse/bullying

• No threats, doxxing

• This isn't Tinder, so please don't treat it as such

• If you will partake in alcohol or other controlled substances during events for this group, please do so in a responsible way. There definitely are levels of inebriation/intoxication that aren't cute or good/safe for the group

• Be excellent to each other

• If on camera, make sure your "cash and prizes" are covered before standing up O_o

881 members · Private

American Mahjong: Seaside Games

Santa Monica, CA

American Mahjong: Seaside Games

Our organization - There are no strangers here, only friends we have not yet met.

We're all about American Mah Jongg! We're all inclusive with venues for seniors and young people alike. We also welcome beginners and experienced players, just please choose the appropriate event.

Knowledge of American Mah Jongg rules are essential. NMJL rules! Or learn on the 'Seaside American Mahjong: Beginning Lessons' MeetUp site.

Active players will remain in the club while all others will be cut.

***For our MeetUp organization there is an annual membership fee of $20 (39 cents per week) cash or Venmo only (@MM-MCGRATH) as it avoids the $2 rake from Meet Up. We pay monthly for membership. This is for MeetUp fees, administrative fees, materials and prize fund and to keep everyone engaged. We treat the highest scoring player to dinner on one of our periodic girl's-night's-out. We do not play for quarters.

See our events calendar for dates and times and please save your seat by RSVPing. Cancelling should be done 72 hours in advance or sooner in fairness to all players as 4 players are required to play a game. <br>

<br> We look forward to meeting you at the tables.


Play online - Free 30 day VIP pass at - sign up AMJ, provide me w/ your sign on name and real name and I will sign you up.

Click on GO. Click on play on the middle tile that says America Mah Jongg. Click Sign Up on the right and follow the prompts

Click on American Mah Jongg then download their Epoch app.

Let me know your name and handle and I will get you set up.

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