You’re interested in role playing games, but not sure where to get started? Ivan Van Norman and Mark Carroll join us to help you find a group, pick a first game, and introduce gaming to your friends. We also give many tips for starting gamers!
Ivan Van Norman
What We’ve Been Playing
FATE Core (Mark)
Pathfinder (Ross, Ivan)
Shadowrun 4th Edition (Ross, Darryl)
Dark Heresy (Ivan)
Getting Started in Gaming
Before we get into the breakdown of the episode, I wanted to give you a quick shopping list.
Pathfinder Beginner’s Box – The single greatest tool for new players. The box has everything you need right away to not only start playing, but keep playing for several sessions before you even need to think about upgrading to the Pathfinder Core Rulebook
Drive Thru RPG Quickstarts – Free PDF downloads of some of the most popular roleplaying games on the market meant specifically to introduce new players to the game.
Pound of Dice – This product is one of my favorite recommendations for groups looking to get their own dice cheaply. You’ll only get one matched set and some of the dice may be odd (even for RPG dice), but there’s no cheaper way to make sure there’s plenty of dice for the entire group.
Now with that out of the way, here’s links to the things we mentioned on the show.