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For questions inherently about players being new to a specific system or to RPGs in general. This tag is not for just saying "I am a new player": see the full tag wiki for important usage notes.

This tag is for questions inherently about players being new to a specific system or to RPGs in general.

Tagging guidance

Use this tag when the problem is inherently about being new to playing a specific system or to RPGs in general, not just when the problem is caused by or the result of being a new player.

If the problem is about some other aspect of playing roleplaying games, and being new to playing is why you don't know the answer, don't use . Instead, use a tag that describes the problem you're experiencing. In particular, questions about how a game works should have the tag for that game system, and don't need this tag.

If in doubt, leave it out!

Other subject tags

There are a few other "new to RPGs" tags that are more specific, and when they apply they should be used instead of :

  •  — For questions about learning a particular game or system. (Not used when just asking for rules clarifications.)
  •  — For questions about practical tricks and techniques specifically from the point of view of a player.
  •  — For asking questions about a GM who may be causing or connected to conflicts in the gaming group, regardless of whether the GM is new or not. See also .
  •  — For questions about participants in an RPG who, for whatever reason, contribute to the difficulty of running the game.
  •  — Use this tag for questions about game-participant dynamics. This may include trying to figure out how to pick your GM or how to manage changing GMs.