Dungeons & Dragons, or more commonly known as D&D, is an intense role-playing game that started in 1974 by two people of the name Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. They started D&D by personalizing their war games. After a while, D&D started to get popular and update. Now you create a character of a certain race and class. Of these classes, the most basic is a wizard, fighter, and rouge. These determine your proficiency in weapons and tools. As you level up, you gain skills and magic that can help you fight many creatures and races. Of the strong races are the Dragonborn and half-orc. Of the magical races are the Elf, Gnome, Half-elf, and Tiefling. And the mucilaginous races are the human, dwarf, and Halfling. These races all go well with what class you choose. Making a character is more about the backstory of your character than being stronger. For example, if you were a human Warrior then your backstory could be that you were in a group that slew a very powerful dragon.
D&D is a role-playing game where you play as a character and go on a quest. The people who make this quest is the dungeon master. The dungeon master, or DM, is the one who creates and writes the story in which the player’s play. Spencer Crittenden is one of the best known DM’s in the world. He has DM’ed since he was little and lives in Moorpark, California. He first got famous when doing a campaign called Harmon quest on the show Harmontown. Harmontown is a famous show lead by dan Harmon, it is a show that does a podcast and occasionally D&D. Spencer Crittenden says, “Part of being a dungeon master involves figuring out multiple outcomes for each situation, the hypothetical diverging paths each player might end up on with every roll of the 20-sided die.” DM’s work hard to create their campaigns and make sure that there is no mistake.
Lastly, the die is the most important part of D&D, the die determines your attack and damage. The D20 and the D6 will be your best friend and your worst enemy, the D20 you use for almost anything such as skills, perception, attacks, saving throws, ability checks, etc. D&D is played all over the world and is most popular for it’s imaginative role-play. Role-play is acting out or perform the part of a person or character. These characters are all special in there own way, no character is the same because you have to choose almost everything your character has is chosen by you. Each character is yours to play.
Story by Leon Hill