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.
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 […]
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 […]