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 ====== Where Can I Find Games to Play Online? ====== ====== Where Can I Find Games to Play Online? ======
  
-Some good places:+For **face-to-face** games
  
-  * [[http://​www.epicwords.com|Epic Words]] 
   * [[http://​www.meetup.com|Meetup.com]]   * [[http://​www.meetup.com|Meetup.com]]
   * [[http://​www.obsidianportal.com|Obsidian Portal]]   * [[http://​www.obsidianportal.com|Obsidian Portal]]
-  * RPG.net and ENworld.org'​s ​play-by-post forums+  * Ask on [[https://​reddit.com/​r/​lfg|Reddit'​s ​Looking For Games subreddit]]
  
-====== Are there any pre-made D&D 4E adventures designed for one player ​and one DM?  Something to help teach rules (for both DM and player)? ======+For **play-by-post**, the following is adapted ​and expanded from [[http://​rpg.stackexchange.com/​questions/​2877/​how-can-i-find-pbp-games|a post by Peter Seckler]] on http://​rpg.stackexchange.com:​
  
-If you have a DDI subscription,​ see http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/duad/20091201+  * Enworld has Play By Post available at http://www.enworld.org/​forum/​playing-game/​ 
 +  * The RPG Site has Play by Post available at http://​www.therpgsite.com/forumdisplay.php?​f=26 
 +  * Something Awful forums has the most lively Play By post forum I've ever seen at http://forums.somethingawful.com/​forumdisplay.php?forumid=103 
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 +Even smaller boards often have play-by-post. Other tools: 
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 +    * http://iplay4e.com for hosting character sheets 
 +    * http://​catchyourhare.com/​diceroller/​ for online dice rolling 
 +    * http://​wikidot.com for campaign documents and sharing 
 +    * http://​Zoho.com 
 +    * http://​epicwords.com 
 + 
 +====== Are there any pre-made D&D adventures designed for one player and one DM? Something to help teach rules (for both DM and player)? ======
  
 In general, talk over the sort of character that the player wants to play, and the genre of story (investigative,​ action, adventure, //etc//.). Start the character in a constrained environment;​ a village rather than a city. Start with skill checks; you can spend most of a session just exploring the environment. Then start a fight with one simple creature, like a dire rat or a fire beetle. Work up from there. In general, talk over the sort of character that the player wants to play, and the genre of story (investigative,​ action, adventure, //etc//.). Start the character in a constrained environment;​ a village rather than a city. Start with skill checks; you can spend most of a session just exploring the environment. Then start a fight with one simple creature, like a dire rat or a fire beetle. Work up from there.
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 +The [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Zh7R7RdJCpk&​list=PL_arKxz2VGZ_hrwyfP-mC_ZhF_gy4Papx|Iron Lords of Zekesh]] is a short one-on-one D&D 5E campaign posted on YouTube, where you can see how this is handled in play.
  
 ====== Where can I get free Dungeons and Dragons adventures? ====== ​ ====== Where can I get free Dungeons and Dragons adventures? ====== ​
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 +https://​dmsguild.com
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 http://​www.livingforgottenrealms.com/​adventures.html http://​www.livingforgottenrealms.com/​adventures.html
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 +http://​www.dungeonmastering.com/​campaigns-adventures/​83-free-dd-adventures
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 +====== Where can I find free RPG systems? ======
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 +http://​livingfree.wikidot.com/​list-of-libre-games
  
 ====== Where can I find good, public-domain or Creative Commons fantasy art? ====== ====== Where can I find good, public-domain or Creative Commons fantasy art? ======
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 About 17 black-and-white monster illustrations:​ http://​www.therpgsite.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​p=191851#​post191851 About 17 black-and-white monster illustrations:​ http://​www.therpgsite.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​p=191851#​post191851
  
 +60 Terrible Character Portraits for Creative Commons Release (actually not so terrible): http://​www.kickstarter.com/​projects/​mungo/​60-terrible-character-portraits-for-creative-commo
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 +Various old, black-and-white sci-fi and Greek-style fantasy drawings in the public domain: http://​public-domain.zorger.com/​
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 +http://​www.fantasy-art-workshop.com/​fantasy-art-landscapes.html
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 +http://​imagespublicdomain.wordpress.com/​2010/​11/​13/​dragons/​
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 +Some beautiful old comic book illustrations:​ http://​goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/​2012/​01/​frank-godwin-1888-1959-blue-fairy-book.html
  
 +You can also [[http://​flickr.com/​search/​advanced|search Flickr]], turning on the Creative Commons options at the bottom.

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