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!

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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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Create your D&D Beyond account today, and start using the guided character builder. For Dungeon Masters, build and manage your campaigns with DM tools. All with official Dungeons & Dragons digital content!

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