RPG as Storytelling

The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery. It shares elements with childhood games o f make-believe. Like those games, D & D is driven by imagination. It’s about picturing the towering castle beneath the stormy night sky and imagining how a fantasy adventurer might react to the challenges that scene presents.


Unlike a game of make-believe, D&D gives structure to the stories, a way o f determining the consequences o f the adventurers’ action. Players roll dice to resolve whether their attacks hit or miss or whether their adventurers can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike o f a magical lightning bolt, or pull off some other dangerous task. Anything is possible, but the dice make some outcomes more probable than others.


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 Dugeons and Dragons Player's Handbook 5th Edition
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Team, Wizards RPG (2014-08-19), Dugeons and Dragons Player's Handbook 5th Edition, Retrieved on 2015-02-25
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     Role Playing Games

    Comparative notes from various RPGs, including multiple editions of D&D.
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