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.
WizKids and Critical Role have revealed a new line of figures on the way as they bring more characters from the world of Exandria. A new line of high-quality miniatures focused on characters and monsters from the series will be coming sometime in Q1 of 2021. According to the info, many of the iconic monsters […]
Dungeons & Dragons unveiled their first book for 2021 with a short adventures collection called Candlekeep Mysteries. This book contains 17 different miniature adventures from which you can either start a campaign or insert a tale into one of your existing campaigns, all centered around the magical and mysterious fortress known as Candlekeep. Which for […]
In the fall of 2020, the cast of Critical Role made what, at the time to them, was a geek dream come true announcement with Funko. In what some of them have admitted was a fun discussion they never thought would come true, the two companies came together to make a collection of Funko POP […]
The cast of Stranger Things will be getting together, sort of, as they will be playing a special holiday game of D&D. Dungeons & Dragons has a special spot in the Netflix series as it has played both a storyline role and a fun '80s throwback role to how influential the game was back in […]
Would you like to win a pack of Dungeons & Dragons books from Ten Speed Press? All you need is a Twitter account to do so. We've teamed up with the publisher to give out a small collection of books that have recently been released, which includes the Young Adventurer's Collection box set, the latest […]
Last month, Critical Role announced they were starting their own tabletop wing of the company with Darrington Press. As part of the launch of this new endeavor, the company brought on Ivan Van Norman to help get things going as they ambitiously announced four new tabletop games will be coming throughout 2021. All of them […]
Wizards of the Coast and eBay have come together for a special auction of items to help benefit Extra Life. The company is holding two auctions, the first of which kicked off on October 28th and will be running all the way to November 7th, in which they will be selling some special Magic: The […]
College Humor and DROPOUT revealed today that Dimension 20 is coming back for season two of The Unsleeping City. A return to one of the most popular campaigns they've done since launching the tabletop RPG series, it appears the crew for this particular story has been called back to defend a fantasy version of NYC. […]
The folks at Critical Role have expanded their business yet again as they have launched a new publishing wing called Darrington Press. For people who may not be aware of the reference, the name comes from the character Taryon Darrington, played by Sam Reigel for a few months in the first campaign while his main […]
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 […]