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.
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 […]
Dan Harmon will be headed back into the D&D way of life with the third season of HarmonQuest soon, and with it comes new guests and adventures. The season technically kicked off back on August 18th, but the company has gotten into some new adventures that have made life difficult for a lot of people. […]
Actor Joe Manganiello (Justice League, True Blood) is well aware of the culture and misunderstood nature of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and believes the popularity of the Netflix television show Stranger Things allowed for greater acceptance among the public. Manganiello spoke to Comicbook.com about how the series set in the ‘80s […]
Amazon officially leaked the next Dungeons & Dragons module information we already kinda knew about with the next Rick and Morty adventure. Back at D&D Live 2019: The Descent in May, it was announced that there would be a complete module created revolving around the Adult Swim series, with Kate Welch leading the team on […]
Joe Manganiello may be promoting all things D&D and his own clothing line in Death Saves, but now, his soul belongs to canned water. Specifically, Liquid Death, who is basically about as metal as you can get for a water distributor. Much like how Barq’s used to look like a beer can holding root beer, […]
Of all the companies or social media accounts we expected to throw shade at the XFL, Dungeons & Dragons wasn’t exactly the first group to come to mind. If you didn’t catch the news yesterday, the newly reformed XFL announced the eight new teams that would make up their 2020 inaugural season coming in February. […]
Neverwinter has been on a roll lately with new content, first capitalizing on the Undermountain, and now with Uprising taking the game by storm. To the point where many of the voice actors who are taking part int he game are getting their own D&D fame and notoriety for the work they’ve been doing to […]
Dungeons & Dragons have announced this morning that another adventure book is on the way this fall with Eberron: Rising From The Last War. This is going to be a 320-page book that will cover all aspects of the war-torn continent of Khorvaire. Along with a number of features for characters, which properly introduces the […]
Perfect World Entertainment has officially launched the latest module into Neverwinter as Neverwinter: Uprising comes to PC today. The Gith officially join as an all-new playable race, and Halaster Blackcloak makes an appearance for a new 10-player End Game Trial. Plus, you’ll get new PvP content including gear and a map, a new look to […]
If you didn’t know Joe Manganiello was heavily into Dungeons & Dragons, a brand new photo he posted online should clue you in. The company has a brand new adventure on the way this September that will send players through the lower realms called Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus. With it, a lot of darker […]
Wizards of the Coast had a cool announcement at San Diego Comic-Con as they revealed a revised Dungeons & Dragons adventure with “Tyranny Of Dragons”. This book may look new, but it has two adventure modules in one that you may have heard of before. This will be a single special volume re-release of the […]
If you’re a younger kid and you first discover Dungeons & Dragons, trying to get into the game and understanding it can be intimidating. I myself, as a person who loves the game and has been playing it for over two decades, can fully admit that I don’t always understand every little thing, not do […]
This week, we got a surprising statistics from the folks at Wizards Of The Coast, as they revealed Dungeons & Dragons has been doing well in recent years. Bloomberg has a story up right now about how one of their staff has explored the option in this day-and-age of becoming a professional Dungeon Master. As […]
Perfect World Entertainment has announced the next Neverwinter module is on the way as “Uprising” will be coming to PC on August 13th. The big addition coming with this will be the Gith as a playable race, along with new PvP content, a renovated Protector’s Enclave, a recrafted Early Game experience, plus more minor additions […]
One of the most popular and well-known Dungeons & Dragons shows out there today is Acquisitions Incorporated, created by the minds at Penny Arcade. The company has turned a simple podcast between some friends playing D&D for content into a phenomenon with lore and canon behind it, even though it’s basically what would happen if […]
Skybound Games and Beamdog announced that they will be doing Collector’s Packs of all the upcoming old-school D&D PC game releases. We already announced several games will be getting a re-release from the company, but now we know there will be special editions that are made for those who not only need these games in […]
Perfect World Entertainment has officially launched the Neverwinter: Undermountain expansion on PS4 and Xbox One this week in time for the game’s sixth anniversary. The game brings the never-ending levels of torture and mind-bending adventue to your console as you dive through the well in the Yawning Portal clear down to the Mad Mage’s secret […]