Welcome to Elanthia, adventurer! DragonRealms is a complex, in-depth
game that may seem a little overwhelming at first, but we make every
effort to get you settled in comfortably and quickly on your way
to glory, loot and fame! Here's how to get started:
Once in the game, pick your character's gender
and first name. Try to choose a name that fits within the medieval
fantasy environment. Read the Naming Your
Character guide for some ideas.
Answer the question on how much help you want.
Then move north by typing NORTH.
Choose your race by typing
TOUCH HUMAN (or whatever race you prefer), then type
In this room you are asked if you want to pick
your features (skin color, hair style, and so on). If you prefer
to choose your own, answer YES and follow the instructions.
If you'd rather leave it up to fate, answer NO.
Type GO THROUGH ARCH (GO ARCH
or ENTER ARCH will also work) to move your character
through the arch and into the Tenderfoot Inn -- a part of the
live game. If you like, try this brief tour
of the game.
Type ADVICE repeatedly and do what it
says each time. This is one of the best ways to understand quickly
how the game works. It will walk you through joining a guild
and shopping for some basic equipment, and get you started on
Don't worry about how well you
do or how much you understand at first. There is a lot to learn
but once you learn it, things become much less overwhelming.
If you ever wanted to live in a virtual world, this is exactly
what DragonRealms is. And -- like the real world -- there is
a tremendous amount of things you can do.
At any time, if you find you don't know what to do next,
type ADVICE or HELP. These verbs won't solve
puzzles for you, but are a big help early in your adventuring
career. You can also type ADVICE more than
once and get more advice!
Mentors are experienced players who have volunteered
their time to advise new players. Ask them any questions you
may have about how to play the game or what
Besides Mentors, other players might be willing to
help you. Or they might not -- maybe they're roleplaying a grouchy
Dwarf or haughty Elothean that just isn't interested in helping
anyone. It's worth a try though, as long as you're not too demanding.
Between the information section
of the website, the forums, and
our links to other players' sites, you'll find
a wealth of information -- everything from training advice to
maps to advanced battle tactics and more.