# Steps to Play
Follow these steps to play in any of my campaigns.
I run tabletop roleplaying games professionally, some free, some pay-to-play. See my [[Schedule]] to view current adventures and campaigns.
**Read Read Read ::** As a reminder, always read the provided instructions, materials, posts, and messages; you could miss roleplaying opportunities, bonus stuff, or easter-eggs.
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If you're coming from StartPlaying.Games, follow these steps to begin playing. If you've already joined a campaign at [StartPlaying.Games](https://startplaying.games/gm/oldmanumby) you can skip: Steps 1 & 2.
1. **BROWSE CAMPAIGNS** :: View schedules and campaign details here at Grog Space.
> I run several games a day during most of the week, and there are many games to choose from. Locate a campaign you find interesting from the main menu and a [[schedule]] that works for you. Most game sessions have a set schedule, playing on the same day and time each week.
2. **JOIN A CAMPAIGN** :: To join a game, visit Old Man Umby's [Gamemaster Profile](https://startplaying.games/gm/oldmanumby).
> Visit my StartPlaying.Games GM profile, locate the desired campaign and join. Once you've joined a campaign, I'll send links to create your character and invite you to my Discord server, where we play online.
3. **CREATE CHARACTER** :: Follow the instructions here under your campaign.
> Follow the character creation instructions under your campaign section here at Grog Space. The link I send in Step 2 above will grant you access to the campaign's character creation portal, either [D&D Beyond](https://dndbeyond.com), [Demiplane](https://demiplane.com), or to download a .PDF character form to generate your character. Feel free to [message me](https://startplaying.games/gm/oldmanumby) if you have any character creation questions.
4. **PLAY THE GAME** :: Login to the Discord server and join the campaign channel.
> Most live and play-by-post games are played using Discord, and each campaign has a dedicated channel. You will be given access to this channel in Step 2 above.