The Pick-Up Game

Pick-Up or Drop-In games are a common occurrence at game nights and conventions, and are a great way to build the gaming community. In fact, most of the D&D players I know were introduced to the hobby in this way, and left that first game completely hooked! Having been both a player and a GM in these types of scenarios, I know it can be intimidating to sit down with people you’ve never met before and put yourself in such a vulnerable position as role playing a new game. At first, it can feel a bit like finding a place to sit in the cafeteria at a new school (I remember that transfer student life…it’s hard to start over in an already-established social environment), but rest assured that there are others around the table that feel the same way. Once you realize that, the Pick-Up game can be one of the most rewarding ways to play!

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