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.
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 […]
Wizards Of The Coast revealed today that they are going to distribute 2,000 digital kits to schools and libraries in the U.S. and Canada. The effort is designed to provide educators and librarians with additional resources to help engage their communities with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering virtual play options. This is to […]
Penguin Random House and Wizards Of The Coast will be selling two Dungeons & Dragons book series later this month for a charitable cause. The two companies have partnered with Humble Bundle and Extra Life to launch "Humble Book Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons – Read the Realmson", which will launch on April 22nd. The bundle […]
Ten Speed Press has continued with its Dungeons & Dragons' Young Adventurer's Guide series with the fourth book, Wizards & Spells. The first three books in this series have been pretty cool as they are designed to give younger readers a look into D&D without the massive tomes of reading. Because let's be honest, when […]
The crew at D&D have launched a new online initiative called "Stay At Home, Play At Home" to give players free content while at home. While their home offices at Wizards Of The Coast is currently closed while Seattle remains one of the hotspots for the coronavirus, the team decided to bring Dungeons & Dragons […]
During trying times such as these, with the spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) many gamers, and tabletop gamers in particular, are affected heavily by the social distancing tactics taken in response to the pandemic. Wizards of the Coast is one of many tabletop gaming companies to provide a response to this pandemic outbreak. […]
This morning, another form of entertainment shuttered its doors temporarily due to the coronavirus, as Critical Role is stepping back for a minute. The show's production company sent out the notice below to their fans, letting them know that their weekly broadcasts would cease for the time being. According to their own schedule, the only […]
Another convention has been canceled this week over concerns for the coronavirus, this time affecting the D&D-related event Gary Con XII. Luke Gygax, the son of D&D co-creator Gary Gygax (who the convention is named after), sent out an update letting fans know of the decision and how they could best take care of the […]
The news leaked over the weekend, but this morning, Wizards Of The Coast announced a new Magic: The Gathering addition to Dungeons & Dragons. The company will be releasing another sourcebook centered around the world of Magic: The Gathering. A followup to Guildmasters' Guide To Ravnica, Mythic Odysseys of Theros is a D&D campaign sourcebook […]
Dungeons & Dragons recently celebrated their 45th anniversary in style as the company offered up a special Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set. The set was made available in December with a limited number of them being created by Level Up Dice, 1974 of them to be precise. Packaged in a special box with a few additions […]
In what is probably one of the most awesome gaming things we've heard this year, two Avengers cast members want to start a D&D game. Apparently, Tom Holland and Chris Pratt have been trying for a while now to get a game going with some of the Avengers cast. Which has to be one of […]