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What is D&D?

The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. You can also explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons through any of the novels written by its fantasy authors, as well as engaging board games and immersive video games. All of these stories are part of D&D.” – Wizards of the Coast

Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game where a group of people create and assume the role of their own character and go on an adventure without leaving their seat.

These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur, and playing the role of the inhabitants. The characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants, and each other. Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. In the process, the characters earn experience points in order to rise in levels, learn new skills, and become more powerful.

Players can get together for a single adventure that could last one evening/session - typically 2-4 hours. Or they could go on a campaign, playing through a story that takes place over multiple sessions, their characters growing and changing along the way.

A Dungeons & Dragons adventure can be whatever you want it to be!

Lizard with sword

How about a...
Bounty mission - A local noble wants some rare game to serve up to their guests and are paying handsomely, by the pound, for prey that is brought back in time.

 

Or a...
Horror mystery - where newlyweds travel to a town famous for celebrating their union but the winners never seem to want to return home.

 

Or maybe an...
Epic adventure where the inner elemental planes are beginning to encroach on the primary plane of existence, wreaking havoc on the communities and your party needs to find a way to stop it.

 

There is also…
While exploring the town you are witness to an ‘event’ and are rolled into the intrigue and drama as you try to solve the mystery.

Every adventure is packed with humor, excitement, and heroic acts. The battles are thrilling, the stakes feel real, and success or failure… there is always a tale to tell.

A typical game consists of 3 to 6 players plus 1 Dungeon Master. The players each have a single character that they play as and make decisions as using their skills, wits, and weapons. The Dungeon Master is responsible for creating and describing the world that the characters live in, adjudicating the rules of the game, and controlling (and acting as!) monsters and other people the characters meet.