Overview

The first Dungeons & Dragons game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the first fantasy roleplaying game, in which players are characters in an ongoing fantasy story. This new kind of game has become immensely popular over the years, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy.

The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. You can also explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons through any of the novels written by its fantasy authors, as well as engaging board games and immersive video games. All of these stories are part of D&D.


Dungeons & Dragon, Explained

As a further introduction, the folks at Vox created the following video:

What is D&D - History

40 Years of Adventure Timeline

On the occasion of the latest edition, this timeline shows some important dates in the development of Dungeons & Dragons.

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Latest Story

Current Story Waterdeep

A fantastic treasure trove is yours for the taking in this adventure for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

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what is d&d - The realms

Forgotten Realms Explore Faerûn

Faerûn is an ancient land of magic and monsters, of peril and wonder. Which legend, among thousands of heroic tales, shall be yours?

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