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How To Play Dungeons And Dragons For Beginners

By: Percy From The Press Gang

Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop role-playing game which is commonly agreed to be the most complicated game in the world. While this may well be true, this doesn’t mean that the game is limited to nerds, contrary to popular belief, anyone can play D&D and love it! With many kids showing more interest in the game due to it being featured in the popular Netflix show “Stranger Things”, I’ll try to give you a brief overview of this wonderful game’s complex set of rules in this article.

What you’ll need:

To play Dungeons and Dragons, you actually don’t need any books, boards, cards or special equipment, all you need is a few pieces of paper, a good imagination and a set of D&D dice. To play you need at least 7 dice: 1 d4 (4 sided dice), 1 d6, 1 d8, 1 d10, 1 d12 and 1 d20. You can purchase these at your local RPG (role playing game) club or order them online.

Who to play with:

To play D&D you’ll need at least 2 players, the ideal size is 3 to 8 people. If you don’t know anyone who wants to play, ask around, people are keener than you think to give it a go. One of you will need to be the dungeon master, usually this will be the most experienced player but if you’re all new then decide who this will be beforehand. If you get picked as the dungeon master and are unsure of how to begin then it’s a good idea to use a prewritten campaign, there are plenty out there.

Anyone can play D&D with enough practice and I’d urge you to give it a try.

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