What system are you using? The new 5e?
DMs are a big deal. A good one ties everything together and keeps the group motivated; a bad one can ruin the group after just one session. And he was the new guy, from what you said.I technically played once before. Summer 2013 there was a group of 5 of us (all of whom except the DM never played before). We made characters than played one day. No one could get their schedules to align so it fizzled. The DM was passive, flaky, and has always made me uneasy anyway. It was sad because I was getting into it and it had potential.
Character creation is the funnest part of the game for me in some ways. And yeah, I actually will make a build up through level 20 and then tweak it constantly, so that I have a sense of where I want to go with the character and what to do with it... so then I pick the right feats and skills and such as I level.This group is gonna be fun though. Over the weekend I ended up going food shopping with a good friend of mine and she was telling me about the D&D campagin she was in (they have met two times so far). It sounded really fun. I asked her if I could join when this one was done, and she said yes. The DM is her roommate and upon telling him he told me to just make a character (which I spent a solid 8 hours doing with them. Yay perfectionism!)
Oh that is SICKENINGLY cute.and hop in since it was early and not everyone can meet every week. It's a huge group and it's two parties at this point but everyone has been enjoying it. I can not wait! I went to the store with some friends today and bought dice. Look at the little itty bitty baby d6's! They're so cute!
I have a whole bag of dice. I also played with d20's until i found one that rolled the way I like. it's only gray marble color, sadly -- not as purty as the other d20's I have -- but it typically does wonders for me.