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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 +
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The Easiest Mistakes To Make Building Each Dungeons & Dragons Class

It's hard to build a truly ineffective character in D&D 5e, but there are still some pitfalls to watch out for in each class.

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15 Legendary D&D Magic Items That Won't Break Your Game

There's nothing better than collecting new loot in Dungeons & Dragons, and there are plenty of powerful magic items that still keep the game fair.

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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Began With a D&D Campaign

Showrunner ND Stevenson discusses how the Dungeons & Dragons spell Misty Step heavily influenced one of She-Ra's most important main characters.

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D&D Party Turns a Ladder Into an Unbeatable Weapon

A DM describes how his party transformed a simple metal ladder into one of the most overpowered objects they'd ever seen in a D&D campaign.

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D&D: 10 Mistakes To Avoid As A Low-Level Character

Low-level characters in D&D must be careful to avoid these mistakes and pitfalls.

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15 Genres Great For D&D

Dungeons & Dragons leans on fantasy, swordplay and sorcery adventures, but incorporating other genres like sci-fi or horror can spice up the action.

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Ed Greenwood Confirms Honor Among Thieves' Canon to Forgotten Realms' History

Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood explains how Honor and Thieves will be incorporated into the extensive lore of Dungeons & Dragons.

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D&D: Several Unannounced Volo's Guides Planned for Waterdeep, Neverwinter and More

Ed Greenwood teases planned Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks including Volo's Guide to Ormpur and a possible look inside the Wards of Waterdeep.

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EXCLUSIVE: D&D's Forgotten Realms Creator Ed Greenwood's Advice On Making Your Own TTRPG World

In an exclusive interview with CBR, Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood gives some ingenious advice to DMs creating their own TTRPG worlds.

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Ed Greenwood & Brett Norton Celebrate Neverwinter's 10th Anniversary

Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood and Neverwinter executive producer Brett Norton discuss the MMORPG's 10th-anniversary surprises.

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How to Design Dynamic Dungeons & Dragons Combat Encounters

Planning combat encounters in D&D can feel a bit stale sometimes. Here are a few ways to make your combats much more dynamic.

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D&D: Wizards of the Coast Lawsuit Paused After TSR Declares Bankruptcy

TSR's bankruptcy presents another wrinkle in the ongoing legal saga between the former Dungeons & Dragons publisher and Wizards of the Coast.

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15 Best Pathfinder 2e Builds For Beginners

Whether a player is new to Pathfinder 2e or TTRPGs as a whole, there are several builds that give newcomers a leg up as they adapt to the game.

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10 D&D 5e Monsters That Are Scarier Outside Of Combat

D&D monsters like doppelgangers and slaad tadpoles are more powerful before anyone rolls for initiative.

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15 Best Magic Items For Fighters In D&D 5e, Ranked

Fighters are often seen as the most straightforward Dungeons & Dragons class, but that doesn't mean they can't make great use of magic items.

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Dungeons & Dragons: How to Build the Perfect Circle of Wildfire Druid

D&D's Wildfire Druids understands that life and death are intertwined -- and only through burning away that which has died can new life spring forth.

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10 Essential Game Supplies & Accessories For Any D&D Player

Playing Dungeons & Dragons means having the right gear to bring the fantasy to life.

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What Dungeons & Dragons DMs Can Learn From Games Like Crusader Kings III

Crusader Kings III, like many game entries from Paradox Interactive, is well-known for having a nearly overwhelming amount of options for its players.

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What Is D&D Beyond - and How Do You Use It?

Dungeons & Dragons players have been looking for ways to make the game more convenient for decades, and D&D Beyond was designed just for that.

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How a Dungeons & Dragons Player Used a Nat 1 to Kill Their Enemy

A Dungeons & Dragons player demonstrates their ingenuity during a campaign by using a Nat 1 magic attack to defeat a mimic in combat.