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What is Liberterra?

Liberterra is the name of the County Library's Dungeons & Dragons Discord server, as well as the name of our original setting. Learn more about the lore here.

Liberterra is a place for beginners, veterans, and aspiring DMs to play, talk about the game, share character and campaign ideas, and join together, no matter how high the stakes.

This server is passively monitored by library staff to help ensure it is a safe place for everyone.

What is Discord?

Discord is a voice, video, and chat software that lets you connect and communicate with friends and communities. It can be run on a computer or installed as an app on your mobile device. Discord is where all virtual Liberterra games will be played.

How do I join the Discord?

You can join the discord by filling out this form. You'll get an email with an invite to the server.

Do I have to play to join the Discord?

Not at all! We are striving to create a fun and safe community around D&D that everyone can participate in. We would love to see people sign up for games, but we also have spaces on the server for people to chat and share character ideas, campaign ideas, art, and more.

How do you play D&D?

Whether playing virtually or in-person, there are a few types of things that happen during a game "session." Your DM will present your character with opportunities to solve problems, interact with others, and take on opponents. Because it is so open ended, rolling various dice help determine if a plan or idea succeeds or not. It also adds spontaneity to the game, where things can take unexpected turns. Rolling the dice can be balanced out with abilities and stats that level up with your character the longer you play the game.

Head to the How to Play page for a more detailed explanation.

I've never played D&D before, can I still join the server and play?

Yes! New players are welcome. Your best bet is to join the Discord server and introduce yourself. You can also check out our resources to learn how to create a character and play, but be sure to get advice from and talk to other players on the discord server.

I've played lots of D&D. Is this only a place for new players?

No, Liberterra is for both new and veteran players. If you have played a lot you will bring experience that will be helpful to any new players that decide to join us. You may even consider signing up as a DM for Liberterra.

How do I become a Dungeon Master on the Liberterra Discord?

You can apply to be a DM here. Be sure to check out our Dungeon Master's Guide to Liberterra, which explains the expectations of DMs on the server, as well as how the application process works.

D&D can be a big time commitment. What if I can only play once in a while?

All the games on the Liberterra Discord are oneshots, which means that they will be completed in one play session. Come play when you can. It's not a big deal if there is a lot of time between games that you play in.

If you are interested in DMing, the same thing is true for running games. Come run games when you can, and don't worry about needing to take breaks in-between. Life is busy.

Does it have to be about dragons or dungeons?

Dungeons and Dragons is a framework for live adventure with new or old friends. It can be about anything from a noir-style murder investigation, a survival adventure with werewolves and vampires, to a heist story stealing a flying ship from pirates. In the world of Liberterra, all of these mini-adventures are connected to the Arcane Institute, a mysterious organization of unknown intent. The only limit is your imagination, skill, and the roll of the dice.

Isn't there math involved?

A little, but only basic addition and subtraction. Feel free to use a calculator, or the Avrae bot on the server to help you do your math. Dungeons and Dragons is first and foremost about telling a fun story with friends.

I feel silly acting. Does this mean I can't play?

There are multiple ways to play. Some players find it easier to narrate what happens to their character, while others prefer to act out how their character talks and interacts with others. It's good to remember that this is just for fun, and doing silly voices and acting it out can make the game more fun. However, no one is required to do so.

How long is a game?

As long as players want. Campaigns in D&D can last many sessions over days, weeks, even months. One-shots, like we run on Liberterra, only take a few hours in a single night for a complete adventure. If you are interested in a longer in-person campaign, many of our library branches run these types of campaigns.

Do I need a Roll20 account?

Most games are run using Discord only; however, some games may use additional software. Any additional resources needed for a game will be posted in the game's description on the Discord.

Come play or hang out

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