Questions tagged [session-zero]

For questions about "session 0", a common term used in tabletop RPGs to refer to a planning session where the gaming group collaboratively lays the groundwork for a new campaign. Topics covered during session 0 may include (this is not an exhaustive list): what game/campaign to play, group expectations, house rules, setting details, and character creation. (See also: the [social-contract] tag.)

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Persuading players to be less attached to a pre-session 0 character concept

I am currently running a campaign that is coming to a close. This is fine, and as planned. However I would like to start another campaign after. I mentioned this to (some of) the players, who seemed ...
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How do I DM a session zero?

I don't know how am I supposed to DM a session 0 for my campaign. My friends tell me that I am supposed to tell them what happens so they can create a character that fits the campaign, but I think ...
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How should I handle players who ignore the session zero agreement?

My D&D group is currently playing a campaign. It went smoothly for the first half. And then, by request, I allowed two of the current players' friends to join the campaign, all of whom have no ...
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What do I do when problem player does not attend Session 0?

Apologies if this is not the correct place for this question but I'm at a bit of a loss for what to do and would appreciate the advice of an experienced GM. My party have been playing DnD 5e since ...
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What is a session 0?

What is a "Session 0"? When is it done? What does it contain? Is it recommended, if not mandatory? What is each person's role (DM/GM, players, etc.)? What topics are best discussed there? Usually ...