What is D&D?

The World's Greatest Roleplaying Game

Find out why millions of players worldwide have stepped into the boots of mighty heroes (and sneaky antiheroes) to create their own stories.


On these pages, you'll find guidance and resources to learn the game and continue your journey. As a first step, we also recommend the D&D Starter Set, which contains everything you need to play Dungeons & Dragons!

In Dungeons & Dragons, the players form an adventuring party who explore fantasy worlds together as they embark on epic quests and level up in experience. The Dungeon Master (also known as the DM) is the game's referee and storyteller. There’s no winning or losing in D&D—at least, not in the conventional way.

Dungeons & DragonsAt its heart, D&D is a game that focuses on storytelling. The dice just help you along. Everything is your decision, from what you look like, to how you act, to what happens next.

The collective creativity in your D&D game builds stories that you’ll tell again and again—ranging from the stuff of legend to absurd incidents that’ll make you laugh years later.

Have fun and remember the golden rule—never split the party!

Welcome Adventurer!

Get ready to explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons! If you already have the D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, it contains all the material needed for play.

In the following video, let's get you set for adventure!


Dungeons & Dragons takes you and your friends on epic journeys. Become characters you create, battle deadly foes, uncover secrets, find treasure, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Interested in playing? We've pulled together resources to get you started, create a D&D Beyond account to begin!

Embark on Your D&D Journey!

Embark on Your D&D Journey!

Heroes wanted! In this guided interactive adventure, create your first character and learn the basics of roleplaying as you explore the bustling city of Neverwinter.

Start Your Journey

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Looking to start playing immediately? Our D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle is your place to start!

This set contains the essential rules of the game, a thrilling, easy-to-run adventure perfect for new Dungeon Masters, plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.

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