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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

I will try to make as little assumptions as possible and try to lay out what we did when we started roleplaying. You can then pick and chose if it applies to the people around your table, since you ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

Accept that the DM does most of the work It's intrinsic to the D&D game that the DM has the opportunity and responsibility to act as an auteur, creating the entire campaign world, all the non-...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

Frame Challenge: Switch to a low prep/no prep system Your players don't want to do the work to run a D&D game. You don't want to do the work to run a D&D game. So maybe the problem is D&D. ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

If your main issue is that you are doing all the work: Off-load as much to your fellow players as possible. Somehow the GM almost always ends up being responsible for scheduling, note-taking and often ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

Stop trying to force your friends to DM They have already told you they don't want to do it and that it makes them feel anxious and under pressure. And it's just not a very nice thing to do trying to ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

Do you want to be a DM? You said, that you love to play, but the question is: Do you love DMing, also? They asked you to do it, as you explained it, but did you offer to be the DM in the first place? ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

You might want to do a belated "Session 0" with them Session 0 is a tool to get you all on the same page for your expectations from the game, including in regards to play styles. Usually, ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

Create player aids for certain rules You cannot force players to learn all the rules (even if every DM would probably like that). I play in a group in which I'm the one with a bit of experience, and ...
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

Quit If you aren’t enjoying your leisure activity, why are you doing it?
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How do I get my D&D group to engage to a minimum

The specific things I would do if I were you are: Stop giving your players homework (which is what you're doing). Stop pressuring your friends to do things they don't want to do. If they tell you ...
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