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Hey, there lads. Welcome to my cozy little tavern. Take a seat and prepare for all the Dungeons & Dragons you can handle.
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What is Dungeons & Dragons?
Are you kidding me? Dungeons & Dragons is everything. Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most fun experiences you can have with your friends, and even people you don't know!
Now this might not be enough information for you greedy little bastards, so prepare for some Good Ol' Mr. Wikipedia:
Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, and first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997. It was derived from miniature wargames with a variation of the Chainmail game serving as the initial rule system. D&D's publication is widely regarded as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry.
So maybe I got you interested, and you want to play a game of D&D. What you should do is simply Google your place with "Dungeons & Dragons" behind it, or whatever suits you, and then see if you get results out of that. If not, try to find a FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store) in your area. They will organize these games, and many other games, so you can play a game and meet new guys.
So just go ahead to your FLGS, ask the store owner about D&D and he should be able to tell you anything you need to know. If he is incapable of doing that, you can always ask around in this thread.
So what does a game look like?
Well, here is some media:
Now, you have to understand that behind this quite nerdy looking shell lies so much more. A world of fun. I understand that these pictures might just enforce the stereotype non-gamers have, but you shouldn't let that stop you to explore these games for yourself.
Now, if you know that these games are just not your thing then I won't stop you.
Basically this is all you need to know to get started, but I understand that the OP is missing quite a lot, so if you feel like contributing to it, please go ahead. I will add anything reasonable that you want.
So, you're interested. Great!
As Dungeons and Dragons grew in popularity, so did the creators appreciation for its fanbase. There are multiple editions of the game and many official add-ons. Now don't get the idea that the latest one is the best, all the systems have different characteristics. The tools many players own can get expensive, so here's a few websites to help you with basic information.
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