How do I find a group for Do Not Disturb and other TTRPGs? — 5 great tools

I love TTRPGs, but they’re kind of hard to break into, especially if you don’t already have a group of friends interested in learning how to play. Luckily I was lucky enough to have a group that was ready to learn, but I also took a few players and groups off the interwebs using some nice tools, and you can too. Do not worry; I will go through everything. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression—a combo that isn’t ideal for a journalist or a game master juggling seven different players in a six-hour Dungeons & Dragons game—it can be hard to open yourself up to an entire game. new group of people let alone find them.

In this week’s column of tabletop tips from an anxious GM (all of which can be found on our Do not disturb tips hub), I will provide five tools or resources that you can use to find a group to play with. This was inspired by a recent message I received from someone asking to join my own group – I was incredibly flattered, but unfortunately I’m full of players. So this is for that person, and others like them who want to find a group.