I've just started playing DnD, any tips for a newbie?
GIVE YOUR DM ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD.
Keep your character sheet close and for the love of everything utilize google if you have any questions about how the game works lmao. Roll20 has a wonderful database that makes it super easy to look up what all those finicky things and terms mean.
READ THROUGH THE PLAYERS GUIDE. It may be a pain in the ass but holy shit just getting a base understanding is so useful. It also gives you knowledge on different races and classes that you’ll probably end up in a party with!
THERE ARE MORE THAN JUST PERCEPTION CHECKS. Utilize your characters strengths (history, nature, ect.) Because if your perception sucks (like mine always seems to) you’re gonna miss stuff.
When it comes to playing sometimes using voices helps with getting into character (even if its embarassing, you’re playing DnD, you’re all nerds. Its fine)
Talk to your DM about your characters background. It gives you motivation in game and can also drive home personality traits which helps keep you in character when playing!
If youre gonna be sippin an alcoholic beverage while playing, dont over o it. It gets really hard to follow a story if your tanked lmf a o