New to the Game
What is D&D?

New to the world of Dungeons & Dragons? Here’s the place to start. Take a closer look at this legendary fantasy role-playing game and find out why millions of players worldwide have stepped into the boots of mighty heroes (and sneaky antiheroes) to create their own stories.

Overview

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.

Dungeons and Dragons is a game all about telling stories, becoming a character, and having fun with your friends. It’s set in a fantasy world of swords and sorcery, but whether you want to join a pirate gang, explore a jungle, or take part in a political plot is entirely up to you. Everything is your decision, from what you look like, to how you act, to what happens next. The dice just help you along. Most of all though, it’s about spending time with your nearest and dearest, sharing dwarven ales, and making memories.

Core Rulebooks

Player's Handbook

Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Dungeon Master's Guide

Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Monster Manual

A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.