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Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons
Original Release Date
January 26, 1974
Wizards of the Coast , TSR Inc.
E. Gary Gygax , Dave Arneson
Player Count
4-8 Players Recommended
Age Recommendation
Length per Game
3 hours +
Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition , Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition , Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition , Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition


Dungeons & Dragons is the fantasy tabletop role-playing game that has persevered for nearly 50 years and continues to grow strong. Created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the game first made publication in 1974 and now falls under the Wizards of the Coast publishing wing. A typical game of DnD consists of 4-6 players, with one player acting as the Dungeon Master. Players can take a sheet and by consulting the various rule books and expansions, can create their own character with weapons, skills, and physical appearance. Once all characters are created, the Dungeon Master sets them off in a campaign of their choosing or design, where players will have to follow the rules of the DM as they roleplay their way through storylines. The characters will level up, find equipment, and experience permanent changes based on the way the story plays out. A roll of the dice can mean the difference between a successful hit, and a painful end. The most recent edition of Dungeons & Dragons is the 5th edition rule book.


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Every Rogue Subclass In D&D, Ranked

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Every Monk Multiclass Combo In D&D, Ranked

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Rogues in Dungeons & Dragons have a ton of skills and abilities, but there are plenty of magic items that can enhance those traits even more.

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How To Beat Undead Monsters In D&D

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