I currently live in Germany, and if everything goes OK, will stay there till June 2018. I am here to learn German language, and I am thinking about doing so via playing RPGs. It also seems to be a good way to make some contacts here.
The problem is that my German is currently pretty bad. I don't have any certificates, so I don't know my exact level, but some online tests reveal my skills to be slightly under the B1 level threshold.
I am not sure if I will be able to play well myself: if I don't understand a lot of words, I will likely make a lot of stupid moves, sometimes I will need much time to understand what was said.
I don't want to be a burden for my group. I don't want to anger them with having to clarify everything 10 times and repeat everything 100 times before I understand it, or with stupid moves that may lead to a party wipe because I activate some trap in a dungeon.
So, what level of German language do I need to play with native speakers? How can I overcome possible difficulties with the language?
I am going to mostly play online, as I live in a small village where I do have internet access, but seemingly no gaming groups around. If I find some gamers, I will probably attempt to play with them.
I would like to see answers from people who have either:
- Played with native speakers, being non-native speakers themselves
- Played with foreigners, being native speakers themselves
The language in your experience does not necessarily have to be German.