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    What's helpful to do before first adventure as player?

    In search of any advice on how to prepare for the first adventure for a newbie. Any thing I should learn to make the DM jobs easier? Thanks!

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    Read the adventure through at least twice. And read the next bit before each session so you know what is going to happen.
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    No! Don't do that

    Just let the DM know you've never played and/or never used FG before. If the rulesystem has a set of player rules or basic rules,read those if they are free. Not to memorize them but just to get familiar with it (most systems do, but since you didn't mention which game your playing...)

    You can also jump into the FG College and see if they have a class that fits, or see if some will walk you through an encounter or two so you get the feel for how to make attacks, navigate the character sheet etc.

    Biggest thing, don't worry. I've run lots of new people through at cons and it's really pretty easy, whether you are using FG or playing in person. Don't worry about the rules so much, just let the DM know what you want to do. (Can I climb up the wall? I want to attack the lizard man with my sword. etc)

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    Sorry I thought you were the DM. This is what get for reading stuff at 2 in the morning.

    Yes, what LE said.
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    Do your best to learn how to use FG. Watch some Tutorial Vids (eg from my sig, below, or others), see if you can attend a session at FG College, watch some twitch shows - things like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabidbat View Post
    In search of any advice on how to prepare for the first adventure for a newbie. Any thing I should learn to make the DM jobs easier? Thanks!
    Just let the DM know; he may well suggest logging in and creating your character rather than importing it. That way, he can lead you through the nuts and bolts of how to load the mods (manuals), how to drang and drop and possibly how to use the combat tracker and maps. I've just done this with some new FG (and 5E) players for Out Of The Abyss. Worthwhile for all of us I think.
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    Thanks everyone I'll try and go to the college section to try and learn FG

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    Don't forget to pass your turn when done��

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    Some other ideas: make sure your audio setup won't cause audio feedback, e.g., if using a desktop computer use a headset, headphones or earbuds instead of having sound coming of loudspeakers and back into your microphone. I think some laptops have built-in feedback cancellation for their audio devices, though.

    Also, check with the DM re: what kind of background prep they like player characters to have, if any.

    Tobiah Panshin has a Kindle ebook intended for DMs, but the part toward the front about character backgrounds could be useful for players as well.

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