By greene8097, 17 August, 2023 Forum iOS and iPadOS Gaming I have a Mac and an iPhone. I have never played D andD, but I would like to learn. Can this be done, and if so, what is the best place to start? Options Log in or register to post comments Comments Where to Start There are tons of resources out there, but D&D beyond is a good place to start, creating characters on their site is pretty easy, not sure how it is on Mac though. I haven't tried making a character in the app yet, but it is extremely accessible. I don't think you can level up your characters yet on the app, but online yo you can easily. The best part of the app is being able to roll the dice from the app, it will do the modifiers and all for you. If you want to roll dice another way there is Roll the Bones or just ask Siri to do it. Honestly there are many resources to learn how. There is also the knights of the Braille site that can also help get you started. I know this is pretty general, I've been playing TTRPGs for years now and had to learn the old fashioned way of building on a document as it were. D&D beyond can be great if you have friends with the purchased resources or for just getting started with the basics. good luck, I hope you can get more responses to help! I play D&D It can be done :) I've been playing for a few years with friends over Discord. I manage my character sheet using a spreadsheet, which can work over Numbers. You can also do some dice rolls using Siri but it's not a great experience - I recommend DotsRPG if you have access to a 3D printer. The character sheet I use can be found from Knights of the Braille, which is also a good starting resource. There is also D&D Beyond but I found that rather complicated so haven't really investigated it. You might have some luck though. I'll second DnD beyond. It's… I'll second DnD beyond. It's very good once you have your character built. There are some good YouTube videos by Mathew Mercer, the DM for Critical Role, where he takes you through the basics of character creation and the three pillars, exploration, social interaction and combat. To be honest though, the best place to learn is at the table with someone who knows what they are doing. They can help you build your character and talk you through the more complicated parts. A good DM should ask you what you want to do, EG, "I want to open this treasure chest" or "I want to see if anyone is following us" and the DM will ask you to roll strength, perception etc... You don't actually need to know how that bit works as your told just to roll the die and add your modifier, the DM will then resolve your go... "The chest stands no chance against your mighty muscles and bursts opening, and spews an angry nest of rats out into the room." or "You catch a flicker of movement right on the edge of sight. With a 13 you can't quite make out just who or what it is that is following you, but you're pretty sure you're being followed.' and so on. The IOS DnD beyond app is a good place to keep all your stats which is what you'll need to be able to do all this. The nice thing is, 5E, and the new version that is coming out next year, is built so that when you start at level 1 you are learning at the correct speed, not being overwhelmed. Higher levels things get complicated. My group often turn to the source books to work out the more complicated issues that arise, but I've been playing for a few years now and am a bit of a rules lawyer, man I'm popular at the table... Listening to podcasts of games is also a good way to learn how it works. Critical Role, that I mentioned above, is good as they make a point of explaining their rolls most of the time, so you get a feel for how the game is put together. Good luck, it is a lot of fun and, once you get a feel for it, a very accessible and enjoyable game. It does heavily rely on finding a good group to play with. Each person will slip into their player roles, one be the note taker, one might be the gag guy (don't be that one), one can take lead in the planning and so on. You'll find your niche. We play with battle maps which is something that isn't very accessible but my group describe the tactical layout and I make decision based on that. I tend to be better in the social interactions and derailing the game... Please feel free to drop me a message here or over on twitter @oliverkennett and I'll help you where I can. I love it and love doing what I can to bring people into the game.