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.
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 […]
Beadle & Grimm's have revealed their next D&D Platinum Edition will be for the upcoming adventure, Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden. Like previous sets before it, this will include the complete adventure, maps, items, and a slew of other content for DMs to use to not only enhance the story but bring it to […]
During D&D Live 2020, WizKids revealed their line of miniatures and figures for the new adventure, Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden. The big additions to the mix are the Sapphire Dragon and White Dragon premium figures that are just massive and will put fear into the hearts of any player looking at them on […]
During D&D Live 2020, Ten Speed Press revealed all of the new books they have coming for Dungeons & Dragons in 2020. Among the new books on the way are a cookbook called Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook, a new specialty journal for adventurers called The Book of Holding (Dungeons & Dragons): […]
During D&D Live 2020, Wizards of the Coast revealed the next Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden. The latest adventure will take players up into the cold and frosty area known as Icewind Dale, which if you're not familiar with it in the Forgotten Realms, it rests in the far northwest […]
We're going to be getting a Game Of Thrones reunion of sorts this month as several cast members will be on D&D Live 2020. According to Wizards of the Coast, they will be holding a special stream in the middle of the event called D&D's Cast of Thrones, which will feature Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Iwan […]
Have you ever wanted to go completely digital during a game of Dungeons & Dragons? D&D Beyond is getting one step closer. The developers have been experimenting for a while with a new addition to their digital version of the tabletop game by adding in Digital Dice. It's exactly what you think it is, you […]
Hello there, loyal readers! As you may be aware, I am working on conceptualizing a homebrew Dungeons & Dragons campaign in a setting I've created called Dastarque. I've already covered such topics as alignment shifts and the world I'm working on in a very general sense. Today, I'd like us to journey a bit deeper into […]
Dungeons & Dragons is about to get more digital as Dreamscape Media has revealed a new series of interactive audiobooks. Six books from the Endless Quest series, which recently re-introduced D&D to the world of choose-your-own-adventure novels, have been adapted by Dreamscape in an audio format. They were recorded in the second-person, point of view […]
Dungeons & Dragons is a remarkably complex game when it comes to using one's freedom to imagine. Sure, there are rules that need to be adhered to generally, and those are much simpler to comprehend as both a Dungeon Master and as a party member. But when it comes to the creative expression of worldbuilding […]
This morning, Wizards of the Coast provided Dungeons & Dragons fans with an update on their plans for D&D Live 2020. The event will now be called D&D Live 2020: Roll W/ Advantage, and will be working toward raising money for Red Nose Day to help the children across the U.S. and around the world who have been so affected […]
Hello, dear readers! This article series is meant to showcase my personal thoughts on how to make an immersive homebrewed world in Dungeons & Dragons from the ground up. The article ties into my own setting of Dastarque, but should serve as a good example for all you aspiring homebrewers on how to make these […]
Critical Role has a couple of projects coming up that are set to be released, one of them being The Chronicles Of Exandria – The Mighty Nein. This is the latest tome in a series of art books comprised of drawings, paintings, sketches, and more from artists around the globe who are passionate about the […]
Dungeons & Dragons is arguably the most difficult game to create content for. With so many Dungeon Masters trying to sculpt their perfect game, there's a huge propensity for bad DMs to "railroad" players – a term meaning keeping all agency in the game to themselves, with minimal input by the other players. Alternatively, they […]
You could play a game of Dungeons & Dragons with Joe Manganiello as your almighty DM. All you have to do is donate to Make-A-Wish. One of the most well-known celebrities playing D&D these days, Manganiello turned his basement into a role-playing gamer's paradise. Complete with a grand gaming table and tons of items from […]
This week, Critical Role finally announced the launch date of their new show Critter Hug as it will debut on May 4th, 2020 at 10am PDT. The show was actually announced a few weeks ago on their Twitch channel, but then COVID-19 happened and put the world on hold, and with it went many of […]