The Head of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Wants to Find a Way to Help Brand New Players More
Nathan Stewart is the Senior Director of Dungeons & Dragons, and while the game has made great strides in becoming easier for people to get into the popular tabletop RPG, and the game’s popularity has risen immensely over the past few years, he still sees a big problem with it. It’s still too hard for new players to get in. During D&D Live 2019: The Descent, Stewart talked with CB and mentioned that while talking with Target, the company revealed some key information to the D&D team that other sources weren’t able to.
When it comes to these new players, Stewart is trying to figure out how to help them. After all, if you’re a new player and are lucky enough to find people to play with, your first few sessions are extremely bogged down with questions about rules and simply how the game is played.
I think some kind of new product could be helpful, but I also think that DMs and veterans can also step up a bit more before the session and help the new players understand a bit more of how to play and answer questions so that when asked, “What do you do?” the player isn’t asking, “What do you mean?”