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Brent P. Newhall [Where Can I Find Games to Play Online?] Removed link to RPG Haven (no new posts since 2012) and invisiblecastle.com (dead)
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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'play-by-post forums+  * Ask on [[https://reddit.com/r/lfg|Reddit'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 
 + 
 +Even smaller boards often have play-by-post. Other tools: 
 + 
 +    * 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? ====== 
 +
 +https://dmsguild.com
 +
 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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 Various old, black-and-white sci-fi and Greek-style fantasy drawings in the public domain: http://public-domain.zorger.com/ 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
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 +You can also [[http://flickr.com/search/advanced|search Flickr]], turning on the Creative Commons options at the bottom.

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