UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION
Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world of adventure, where heroes battle monsters, find treasures, and overcome epic quests. This page contains the essentials you need to start your D&D journey.
Forge Your Legend
Your first step in playing an adventurer in the Dungeons & Dragons game is to create a character of your own, a combination of game statistics, roleplaying hooks, and your imagination. You choose a race (such as human or elf) and a class (such as fighter or wizard). You also invent the personality, appearance, and backstory of the character.
Follow these suggested steps, making decisions that reflect the character you want. Your conception of your character might evolve with each choice you make.
As characters go on adventures, each character gains experience, represented by experience points. A character who reaches a specified experience point total advances in capability. This advancement is called gaining a level.
Other Key Character Mechanics
Additional rules that are important to grasp for your character include: