Play.gripnr FAQ

What is play.gripnr?

GRIPNR is the ultimate DnD Platform for beginners, seasoned players, and game masters! We’ve made it easy for you to instantly find other players and a game master. Book a seat at the table with your hero, kick some ass, and win treasure every time you survive the quest. When the adventure is complete, your hero’s conquests are tracked, so you can always pick up where you left off…and don’t forget to equip your hero with all that sweet loot you won from the previous game. 

What do I need to be able to play?

You will need to have a Hero to play on the GRIPNR platform, but good news - we give you your first Hero and gameplay credit for free when you sign up! Head to your Profile and click on the Heroes tab to see your free Hero. Build your collection by buying new Heroes ( Heroes are purchased with a credit card and stored in your GRIPNR wallet along with your starting weapons and armor so you’re ready for gameplay. 

How do I play for free during Legend's Weekend?

Legend's Weekend is a monthly event where player's can join as many tables as they want for FREE and buy new Heroes for only $4.99! Stay tuned to #announcements in the GRIPNR Discord server to find out when the next Legend's Weekend will be. Once we've made the announcement, open a Discord ticket with us and tell us how many tables you want to join and we'll send you gameplay credits.

What if I’ve never played DnD before?

GRIPNR is the perfect place to learn! Our Discord community is filled with players and game masters eager to welcome new members and show you the ropes. The GRIPNR play platform also has great tools like auto-filled character sheets and resources to help you get started. Whether you're a n00b or a seasoned pro, GRIPNR has an adventure waiting for you!

What if I don’t have a group to play with?

That’s exactly what our play platform is designed to solve for! Join our Discord community to meet your fellow players and game masters. Once you're ready to sign up for a table, head to the Hall to find a table and see what other players have joined. Click on their username to learn more about them and get ready for an epic adventure with new friends.

What is a Game Master?

Your Game Master (or “GM”) schedules, organizes, and guides the adventure. They are also responsible for officiating the rules and logging game outcomes. All of our GRIPNR GMs have been personally vetted by our team and have deep knowledge of the Glimmering ruleset and lore. Learn more about the GM for your table by clicking on their username. You can also chat with our GMs in Discord, look for members with the GRIPNR GM role.

Where are tables played?

All virtual tables are played in Discord voice channels in the GRIPNR server. You’ll need to connect to Discord in your Profile by clicking the ‘+’ button under “Socials” before you can join a table. Once you’ve joined a table, come back to the table details page 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to get the invite link to the private Discord voice channel where your table will be played.

GMs also have the ability to schedule in-person games. You’ll be able to see the location (most likely city, state) on the table details page. Once you join, the GM will reach out with the details.

What kind of technology do I need to play?

If a GM is going to use a Virtual Tabletop (VTT), the name of the VTT (e.g. Roll20) will be listed on the table details page. Once you join the table, the GM will send over the player link to the VTT so you can get all set up before the table starts.

Not interested in using a VTT? Look for tables with the #Theater of the Mind tag.

Are the adventures on Campaigns or One-shots?

The Glimmering is the flagship campaign, written by GRIPNR game designers. The core adventures of The Glimmering campaign, commonly referred to as "main plot" adventures, lay out the main story arc and lore, creating a shared experience for all players no matter which GMs or other players you play with. Within The Glimmering campaign, we also have Glimmering "sub plot" adventurers where GMs can create their own content in The Glimmering setting of Asuwa and The Moonstone Empire, or run our megadungeon series - Tower of Power.

GMs can also run their own campaigns and one-shot adventurers unrelated to The Glimmering. These adventures are referred to as "Custom Content". Check the 'GM Notes' on the table page to find out more about what content the GM is running at these tables.

The great thing about the GRIPNR platform is that you can jump around between Glimmering adventurers and custom content with the same Hero and all of your progress and XP is tracked in the system. Check out the Adventure Roadmap to learn more.


How do I know what tables I’m eligible to join?

When you go to join a table you may see a message that says you are not eligible to join. In order to join a table, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your Discord account is connected to your Profile and you've joined the GRIPNR Discord server
  • You have a Hero that is within one level (+/-) of the Adventure level (e.g. you can join a Level 2 table with a Hero that is level 1, 2, or 3)
  • You are not seated at another overlapping table

How much does it cost to join a table?

The seat price is set by the GM and displayed on the table. You will pay for each table separately. Payments are made via a credit card at the time of joining a table. You can also join tables with Gameplay Credits - check the Transactions tab in your Profile to see your credits.

What if I’ve signed up for a table but can no longer attend?

You can leave a table at any time before the table starts by going to the table details page and clicking “Leave”. If a player leaves a table more than 24 hours before the scheduled start time, they will not be charged. If a player leaves the table within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, they will be charged the full seat price and will not be eligible for a refund. All refund policies also apply when using Gameplay Credits.

See our Refund Policy for more information.

What happens if my Hero dies during an adventure? 

No need to worry. Your Hero remains safe. In our organized play system any Hero that "dies" during the adventure does not get the treasure and XP from that session. You will need to play the adventure again in order to get the XP required to level up.

How do I collect treasure?

If you survive the adventure, you will see a notification on once your treasure is ready to collect. Go to the table details page of the adventure you just completed and click the “Collect Treasure” button.

How do I level up my Hero?

To level up your Hero, you’ll need to gain XP by successfully completing adventures at each level. You can see the XP progress of each of your Heroes in the Heroes tab of your profile. Check out the Adventure Roadmap to learn more about the requirements for leveling up.

You will see a notification in the play platform once your Hero is eligible to level up. Go to the Heroes tab in your profile and click “Level Up” next to your Hero. 

Can I repeat adventures?

Yes! You can repeat adventures as many times as you want. However, you will only receive treasure and XP the first time you successfully complete the adventure with that Hero. There are typically four adventures at each level, two adventures that follow the Glimmering campaign and two "custom content" adventures where the GM can run anything they want. You will see an alert during the join table process if the Hero has already completed that adventure.

Still have questions?

Reach out in Discord or fill out the Contact Us form and we'll get back to you.