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So I'd like to start a D&D 5E game with my friends via discord and Roll20.
The problem however is that altough I have watched a lot of D&D, I nor my players (except 1) actually have ever played it. I've tried to do a lot of research, and am currently laying the land for a short one shot and/or small campaign. However I suspect that starting as a DM who hasn't even played the game before, I'm most likely going to screw this up, probably even killing the motivation for the players to come back.
I don't want this to happen. It took me a very long time to even realize my friends were interested, and it's not in my native tongue. Honestly, I'm even scared to start.
Currently, I feel like I'm drowning in rules, and don't know how to make sure I'm prepared and my players are prepared.
That's why I decided to come here and ask people here if they know of tips and tricks, tutorials, important rules, essential material or anything that could help me make this as enjoyable as possible for my players. I'd really like this to be the start of something great, and not be the end of my interest in the game :/
So yeah, if someone can help me, I'd be eternally grateful.
Much luv, a New DM