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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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202 members · Public

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

862 members · Private

Rounders Poker

Los Angeles, CA

Rounders Poker

😍 WE ARE BACK -- but not exactly like before. 😷

Because the virus and its variants are still looming, persons willing to host home games have concerns they have a right to consider.

This means we will likely see home games with health and safety requirements we might not agree with but logically host/homeowner's make the rules. Any health and safety requirements set by hosts is not debatable.


The social climate has changed since we launched this group in 2008. Many hosts are no longer open to allowing ANYONE into their homes. If you are not invited or allowed, don't have a cow, its no big deal, find other games they are everywhere.

My recommendation is to find a friend playing in a game and ask them to vouch for you to obtain an invitation. Keep in mind if your are a grim surly grumpy person at the tables you might not get an invitation. People invited into private home games are amiable, the games are social, anyone who does not understand this is missing the point and should go back to the casinos.

Any member who wishes to host a live home game should email me at with a planned date for your game. We are no longer providing free hosting on this site for 'for-profit' gaming operators or organizers of external Meetups.

Hosts can post LIVE games only, no online games. Hosts cannot post auto-recurring games beyond thirty (30) days out.

Hosts determine and set the House Rules for their home. Any conditions set by hosts for access to their home cannot be debated, challenged, or appealed here. Access to homes can be Invitation Only and for only known or preferred guests.

😲💻---We are still playing online ---💻😁

In the meantime, we are still playing together online, join our group here, and ask about joining our online games. Playing here can become a pathway for new members to meet current members and obtain invitations into our live home games.

Scotty Wayne, Organizer

We do not accept membership for promoters of online (or live) games. 

Persons attempting to solicit sales or services within this group without advance approval will be removed.

Fee based programs are available to promote your products, services, or events. Contact the Organizer for business related programs or promotional engagements. 

2127 members · Private