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Is there such a thing as a newby friendly tabletop RPG?
So, a friend of mine keeps mentioning how we should play dungeons and dragons, and i'll admit i'm curious myself. i can think of another couple guys we could probably convince to try it with us, so getting a small group together should be no problem.
the issue is that the closest thing any of us has ever played to dungeons and dragons, (at least on a tabletop) is probably monopoly... and i don't think any of us have ever actually FINISHED a game of monopoly. personally i hit this up after a little google searching, and my brain melted. perhaps it's simply a lack of context, but that is an intimidating wall of possibilities, and that's just PART of the SETUP?
now personally, i don't really care if we play "dungeons and dragons". i'm sure we'll run into a dragon or a dungeon in any rpg sooner or later. i'm more interested in getting the group together in a situation where one guy can't screw over the whole team with his poor reaction time and another guy won't be compelled to check the leaderboards after every match... (i love videogames but my IRL associates vary wildly in talent)
so if there's a more newby friendly tabletop RPG out there i'd love to hear about it. or even some advice on where to start in D&D?