So I recently started DMing for the first time at a school club. I was basically voluntold by the teacher, and have never even played D&D as a player before. So I read 70% of the Player's Handbook and watched some videos, etc.

I get into the first session, and all the players are murder hobos right off the bat, and I don't want to punish my players too severely because they are new, what do I do??

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    \$\begingroup\$ Your issue is a common one. In fact its basically a duplicate of the highest voted question on our site. I've closed it as a duplicate of that question for now. However if there are specifics of your situation you don't feel that question covers feel free to edit your question to include them and flag for re-opening. Good luck and happy gaming! \$\endgroup\$
    – linksassin
    Commented Oct 14, 2022 at 5:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Being Voluntold and then reading 70% of the PHB is a good start for new GMs though. Our community is the best when it can answer specific and narrow questions: You could tell us the age and number of the group, which might differentiate your question from the one that it was duped to, and you might explain how your D&D club works (e.g. do you have one session per adventure or are you campaign-running but in a club setting? \$\endgroup\$
    – Trish
    Commented Oct 14, 2022 at 9:06


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