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.
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 […]
Critical Role continues their expansion of media with a brand new book on the way through Penguin Random House called The World Of Critical Role. The book will cover the show, the series, and more with an in-depth guide to everything they have created over the past five years. The book is written by Liz Marsham […]
The world of Critical Role is about to get some official Dungeons & Dragons placement as both parties have announced Explorer's Guide To Wildemount. Since March 2015, the popular streaming show has been using D&D's assets combined with their own creations to bring you their own fantasy world and adventures every week. It seems only […]
Wizards of the Coast revealed a new set of Dungeons & Dragons dice today as you can soon play with Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit. A slice of the Forgotten Realms, this is more than just a set of dice. They come with a series of items to help you out. Which includes a dice tray, […]
With a mere eighteen hours left to get on board, the Indiegogo campaign for the Necromancer Games RPG campaign adventure called The Horror At Hacksjaw has been funded many times over, at a whopping 831%. This 5th-10th-level adventure module is purportedly geared towards games of Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons (Fifth Edition), and other Sword and Sorcery-type settings. […]
Last year, one of the most talked-about crossover events was when IDW helped collide the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons and Rick And Morty together. Since that time, the comics have gotten a sequel series, IDW released the comics as a complete set, and people begged Wizards Of The Coast to do their own adventure. […]
This evening during The Game Awards, Tuque Games and Wizards Of The Coast announced a new D&D video game with Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. The game will serve as a spiritual successor to the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance series and will feature popular characters from author R.A. Salvatore. This new game mixes the hack-and-slash dungeon […]
This morning, Wizards Of The Coast officially put the D&D Sapphire Anniversary Dice Kit on sale for the public to purchase. This set was made to celebrate the fifth anniversary of 5th Edition, as well as 45 years of the game existing. The set will run you $300 if you wish to purchase it, which […]
Today during the first day of PAX Unplugged, Wizards of the Coast revealed more details of their upcoming show D&D Presents. First and foremost, the image you see below is the new logo for the show. The show will focus on new content coming out from D&D and how to use it in your game, […]
Yesterday evening, Dungeons & Dragons announced they would be launching a new livestream game on Twitch called D&D Presents. The new show was announced on Twitter, letting folks know that D&D Senior Producer Chris Perkins would be returning to the DM chair. The four individuals who will be taking up the player roles will be […]
This morning, Wizards of the Coast announced a new expansion to the D&D multiplayer card game Dungeon Mayhem with "Monster Madness". This expansion takes the game to a whole different level as you can now play as one of six different monsters in the game. Previously the original pack gave you four different classes, and […]
Earlier this year, Wizards of the Coast and Ten Speed Press unveiled a new line of Young Adventurers Guides for kids to learn about Dungeons & Dragons. The first two, which we reviewed, focused on Monsters & Creatures and Warriors & Weapons. The latest addition to this series came out today with the intriguing title […]
With the holidays on the way, we thought we'd revisit a product for those looking to get into Dungeons & Dragons with their Essentials Kit. When you first take a look at D&D in general, sometimes it can be daunting. The books, the knowledge, the planning, the character creation. When you get it you just […]
Dungeons & Dragons decided to celebrate their 45th anniversary the right way with this amazing Sapphire Anniversary Dice Set. The company partnered up with Level Up Dice for this special set that will go on sale on November 21st for $300. This is basically the set to get for hardcore fans and those who have […]
Wizards of the Coast has been pretty good about pumping out a ton of original content for Dungeons & Dragons, but sometimes, you need to go back. Back in 2014, we got back-to-back adventures that tied into each other with Hoard Of The Dragon Queen and The Rise Of Tiamat. Meant to be played in […]
There are very few places in Dungeons & Dragons lore that make players loathe their previous choices. The Nine Hells are probably at the top of the list. Oh sure, there's a pantheon of places people don't really want to go when it comes right down to it, because big dungeons and nasty dragons scare […]
Those in the D&D community may have noticed a new clothing line spring up over the past couple of months as Cantrip has started making the rounds. This is a brand new clothing line inspired by the tabletop RPG, made to look geeky yet fashionable. The company officially launched this week, and with it, we […]
Roll20 will be holding a fundraiser next month called Lost Odyssey: The Book of Knowledge, a D&D event for the Autism Society of America. The event will take place on November 15th at The Apex Theater in Los Angeles, featuring a star-studded cast of celebs and D&D alumni. The cast will include Deborah AnnWoll (True Blood, […]
This week, Dungeons & Dragons released their latest adventure, Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus. We'll be talking about the adventure later, but first, we got dice! Every so often, Wizards of the Coast will put together a special version of the needed dice to play a regular D&D game together. The last set we reviewed […]