Game and Dungeon Masters for Hire
Welcome to Rough Magic! Have you wanted to try Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know how to get started? Do you have a group of friends who love to play but no one has time to be the Game Master? Looking for that perfect nerdy bachelor/bachelorette party idea?
You’ve Come To The Right Place
PLAY AND LEARN TABLETOP RPGS
Explore new worlds in an immersive experience. Our DMs know multiple game systems and can accommodate your needs. Don’t see a game system you want to play? Let us know and we will learn it for you! We can also create custom homebrew campaigns.
THE CLASSIC RPG MADE MODERN
We have a variety of online tools to play games virtually. Our game masters are more than happy to teach you the basics or send you easy to use tutorials so you’ll be a pro in no time. All you need is a computer and mic.
NEW PLAYERS WELCOME
We’ll teach you how to build a character or you can choose from a selection of pre-created characters if you just want to dive into play. We can teach you the basics of game play with our “Learn to Play” sessions which include a mini adventure. Tabletop RPGs are for everyone and we love teaching new players!
EXPLORE NEW WORLDS
Our Dungeon Masters know a wide variety of systems in various genres. Do you prefer science fiction? Westerns? Wanna kill zombies? We have something for you. If there’s a specific game you want to play that we don’t currently offer, let us know and we’ll learn it for you.
A fun and interesting campaign. I was initially worried since it was an ongoing campaign and I was dropping in several sessions into it… as a DnD newbie. However, the DM and the other players were really very kind and accommodating, making the experience an enjoyable one. Definitely recommend!
This was my first foray into Call of Cthulhu and Keeper Rob nailed it! It was a ton of fun and I would play again at my first opportunity!
Had a real good experience on my 1st foray into online playing. Thanks to Pavi and the rest of Roughmagicrpg.
Amazing experience! RoughMagicRPG is a very professional set of GMs that explain everything to new (and old) players. Pavi (this campaign DM) made it fun, exciting, immersed, and overall the experience was super great. 100% recommended. Very professional, fun, and knowledgeable DM.
Another great session with DM Pavi! Good continuity of story from session to session, engaging descriptions with a dash of “Pavitas’ and solid game mechanics that keep the game moving. Pavi keeps that sweet spot between engaging descriptions and drama without sacrificing attention to details and game mechanics.
I love Rough Magic RPG! I have been doing table top for years, but the pandemic stopped me from eating soggy pizza at my buddy’s place and start playing at home virtually with a GM in a different time zone. (Still with pizza, but home made and less pants needed.) Both Richard and Christian are amazing GMs. Games are interesting, difficult enough to be fun, and all around entertaining. Thanks you guys for keeping us sane while the world shut down.
Among the Best! Seasoned Gamemaster and well prepared adventure. By hosting The Excellents, Princess Role Playing; RoughMagicRPG has demonstrated insight into the future of role-playing and earned a foothold in the rapidly growing Gylded Marketplace. Follow immediately! You will definitely want to add this to your goto list… probably at the top!
Shout out to an AWESOME DM – Christian Stokes. I haven’t had this much fun in a RPG since my second year of Grad school. Hands down one of the best DMs I’ve worked with. Today’s game was absolute PERFECTION and all done over the video function of google chat and Roll 20!!! If anyone is looking to have an awesome Dungeons and Dragons experience (from beginner to seasoned murder hobo) Christian is your guy. He is a pro.
Richard is a fantastic DM. I love D&D, but I confess I don’t always have the tightest understanding of the rules. Richard is very patient with permanent novices like me! He also knows how to roll with the punches when the party goes off the rails (like when we decided to rob a train on a whim! Get it? Off the rails!) and is really open to allowing us to think outside the box. He even allowed my artificer to slowly invent a camera!
I’ve played a lot of TTRPG’s over the years, and Richard is one of the rare GM’s that not only enjoys playing, but excels at making you enjoy playing the game. He is very collaborative, taking into account what his players want, while providing enough challenge in-game to keep everyone on their toes and having a good time. Telling a great story with the people around the table with him is his ultimate goal.
D&D | Drop-in and Out: Tyranny of Dragons
Here’s how it works: You are not committed to this campaign. Each session stands alone and each session is for the level indicated regardless of whether you played in the previous session . However, if you do return, you may bring whatever treasure you gained in previous sessions. We will run through the missions in a very linear manner until they are complete and move on to the next.
D&D | Drop-in and Out: Princes of the Apocalypse
Stop the Evil Elemental Cults that threaten the land. This adventure will take you through Lvl 3-13.
D&D | Wild Beyond the Witchlight
Looking for Chicago locals for an in-person/online hybrid campaign.
Take a trip to the Faewild! This chaotic great adventure takes you from lvl 1 to lvl 8. Let Witchlight Carnival will take you on a wild ride.
Blue Island, Illinois 60406 United States
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Interested in learning about our rates and one-shot options? Have a particular type of game in mind? Let us know! We are happy to work with you individually to find the game you want to play.
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