Originally Posted by Nicottia
I'll tell you a little secret: I've never got to play PnP D&D, never found a big enough group to do it with, so I've been watching a lot of youtube videos of people playing D&D, watched a bunch of twitch streams too. So, I know most of the lore by heart, and I know most of the D&D 5.5e rules.

A bit of a deviation, but I'm sure a group exists in your vicinity that would be happy to let you join, should that be something you want to try. Many/most RPG groups play D&D and there are more RPG groups out there than you might expect. I'd be very surprised if you could track down a group. Tabletop gaming is as much about friendship and socialising as gaming, and it is well worth looking into.