FAQs page

Do you need to purchase handbooks for Dungeons and Dragons?

You can probably shop online for this, and you will probably need to, because it’s really of great help. To be able to play Dungeons and Dragons, also known as D&D or more commonly DnD, you need to know the rules. If you can’t find a store to buy the books from, try some website such as amazon.com. Read through the handbooks to the point that you understand the basic rules.

What is race?

There are different races which your character can be. These vary slightly between editions, but the most common include human, dwarf, elf, halfling, half-elf, half-orc, and gnome. The different races will have different inherent abilities, benefits and downsides. This will affect how your character gets by in life.

What is class?

Class is basically what your character does. it determines the skills they will have which affects the role your character will have in the group. It is important to choose a class befitting your race. The classes are, again, different depending on edition. Common classes include fighter, rogue, and wizard.

Why do you need to designate a Dungeon Master?

If you are the one organizing the game, this will likely be you. The DM should have a strong knowledge of the rules, or at least be willing to learn and run the game. They will want to do a little bit of preparation of an adventure before the first session.

What dice can you use when you use pen and paper in playing D&D?

You need to find a dice substitute. Dice are the only material that is required from all players. There is a dice roller at Wizards Of the Coast (WOTC)’s site, or you can find a printable paper template and make your own. A pencil with dots on each side makes an inexpensive replacement for six-sided dice.

What’s one thing you need to remember when playing?

Find the fun. While you don’t have to be riding the joy train to Funtown the entire time (a little bit of frustration can actually increase enjoyment in the long run), don’t torture yourself over this game with elves and wizards. If you’re not having fun, ask yourself why.