Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. better known as TSR. D&D has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997.
D&D's initial publication is credited as the start of modern role-playing games as it helped popularize the genre by departing from the more-common tabletop wargaming experience.
Dungeons & Dragons allows each player to create their own character and embark upon an adventure within a fantasy setting. Much of the gameplay is crafted by the Dungeon Master, who serves as the game's referee and storyteller. Characters earn experience points by interacting with the world around them. That XP allows them to raise in levels and become increasingly powerful over the course of several gaming sessions.
The current version of Dungeons & Dragons, the 5th Edition ruleset, was released in late 2014.
Lost Odyssey revealed this week that actor Matthew Lillard will be throwing his own Halloween D&D charity game called Night Of Dread. Working in partnership with Lost Odyssey and Wizards of the Coast, Lillard will be hosting/DM'ing an all-women cost fo characters in a special spooky edition of the game that we're sure will eventually […]
Wizards of the Coast has partnered up with Humble Bundle for a special D&D R. A. Salvatore bundle to help benefit Extra Life. Running until October 14th, the two parties are selling multiple books related to Dungeons & Dragons by the New York Times–bestselling author and add-ons for the Neverwinter PC game. You can choose […]
Critical Role announced today that they have launched a brand new non-profit organization, aptly named the Critical Role Foundation. The goal of which is to bring together their community to help out other organizations in need, furthering their philanthropic efforts and helping build relationships with other nonprofits. This is an official 501(c)(3) that will operate […]
Following their competition from PAX Online, Manticore Games has released over 100 free D&D-themed games for you to play. After running a contest that was later played by a group of celebrity D&D players during the event, who picked out the best of the best to feature on a livestream. You can check out that […]
It's a weird thing to say, but Dungeons & Dragons: Mythic Odysseys Of Theros kind of got passed over in a lot of eyes. It's not like Wizards of the Coast just passed this book over, but the world, in general, played the odds against it. First off, Critical Role had a highly-publicized guide of […]
One of the coolest items to be released by Dungeons & Dragons this year was a new dice set called Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit. Silverhand is one of the more familiar names from the Forgotten Realms with ages of history behind her in that world, especially with her ties to Waterdeep. So it's only fitting […]
It's been a minute since the Dungeons & Dragons team released the Critical Role-centric Explorer's Guide To Wildemount back in March. At the time, no one could have foreseen what the world would be going through (and as of when we're writing this, is still going through) with the COVID-19 pandemic. Right as the book […]
This morning, Manticore Games revealed their special celebrity panel lineup for a D&D game happening during PAX Online. The company is already hosting a special Dungeons & Dragons contest during the event, where you have a chance to win some prized by building the ultimate dungeon using their Core software. Now it appears they're going […]
This morning, Critical Role and Titmouse released a new video showing off The Legend Of Vox Machina for Amazon Prime. It's been over a year since the Kickstarter ended for the project, and while we haven't heard much about the series since it went into production, we do know the two teams have been working […]
This morning, Wizards of the Coast announced a new Dungeons & Dragons online event with D&D Celebration 2020. Much like the company did earlier this year with D&D Live 2020, they will be holding an event completely online, partially due to COVID-19 but also as a way to connect fans from all over the globe. […]
This morning, Wizards of the Coast revealed their next installment to Dungeons & Dragons with Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything. This will be the first set of expanded rules added to the game in nearly three years, the last one being Xanathar's Guide To Everything. Much like that guide, you're getting a little something of everything […]
Back in June, Dungeons & Dragons announced a number of new additions coming in 2020, which included a few new contemporary books. One of those was simply called The Book Of Holding, set to be published through the Clarkson Potter side of Penguin Random House. The book is designed to be a professional journal for […]
Manticore Games would like to see what you create in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with a brand new contest you can enter. The company is throwing a Design-A-Dungeon contest, where they want to see what you have to bring to the table as a Dungeon Master. From now until September 6th, contestants will […]
Wizards of the Coast revealed a brand new game in the D&D library this morning with The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons. Another fun creation by game designer Richard Garfield during his time at WotC, the card game has had a cool and rich history over the years. Now, this special version mixes it with […]
Wizards of the Coast revealed today that they will be releasing a special Dungeons & Dragons adventure in time for Halloween. The team will be releasing Curse of Strahd Revamped on October 20th, 2020, which will come with several bonus components and be featured in this lovely looking coffin case. This set is essentially a […]
The team behind Dungeons & Dragons issued a statement this week regarding some of their legacy titles and the content within them. In recent weeks after the rise of Black Lives Matter and addressing cultural insensitivity across all ethnicities, some people took to social media to point out some of D&D's earlier works didn't meet […]
Hello there, loyal readers, and fans of Dungeons & Dragons! Our tabletop writer has been busy with writing up the plot for their homebrew campaign, called "Dastarque," and, after quite a bit of deliberation, implementation, and play, the plot is ready to be discussed with you! So, some simple character profiles for the players' characters, before […]
One of the bigger online shows to go off their air during the COVID-19 outbreak was Critical Role, as the cast and crew went into self-quarantine. While the majority of Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder shows are already done over systems like Skype, Discord, and Zoom, the CR crew do live broadcasts from their own […]
There were a lot of things to take in with D&D Live 2020's stream yesterday, but there were many things not covered or shown off. Which, to be fair, they had a LOT that needed to be shown off. So since we don't know if or when any of this stuff will be talked about, […]
As part of the reveal for the new Icewind Dale adventure today, D&D will be releasing a new set of dice to complement the campaign. As you can see below, the dice set is basically tailor-made for this campaign. The company has done a really awesome job of creating a set that, to the best […]