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Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D) is a paper-and-pencil role-playing game (RPG), published by Wizards of the Coast.

Description[ | ]

Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created Dungeons & Dragons in the year 1974. It was first published by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997, when Peter Adkison acquired the rights.

It is normally played indoors with the participants seated around a tabletop. A typical Dungeons & Dragons game consists of an "adventure" in a fantasy world or "campaign setting". Typically, each player controls only a single character. The results of the character's choices and the overall storyline for the game are determined by the Dungeon Master (DM) according to the rules of the game and the DM's interpretation of those rules.

Many optional accessories are available to enhance the game, such as expansion rulebooks, pre-designed adventures and various campaign settings. Commercially published campaign settings are Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, Dragonlance, Eberron and Dark Sun. Pre-made adventures (previously known as "modules") have been published throughout the history of Dungeons & Dragons.

Since the original release in 1974, several editions of Dungeons & Dragons have been published, sometimes with major changes to the rulebooks.

Magic: The Gathering crossovers[ | ]

Magic: The Gathering has been influenced by D&D since the release of the Legends set.

Cross-over products include:

D&D-inspired cards[ | ]

The following cards were early cross-overs:

A later example is

Easter eggs:

D&D products[ | ]

D&D Miniatures[ | ]

Magic products[ | ]

D&D themed sets are not planned to be a yearly product.[2]

Creatures and characters[ | ]

The following Magic planeswalker types and creature types are crossovers from D&D:


In-universe reprints[ | ]

The following D&D reprints have appeared in regular Magic sets:

Card D&D set Reprinted in
Campfire Battle for Baldur's Gate Commander Masters
Fiendlash Forgotten Realms Commander Commander Masters

References[ | ]

  1. Donato Giancola (November 4, 2021). "A lucky chance to revisit an old theme of a cartographer with maps.". Twitter.
  2. Mark Rosewater (May 31, 2022). "Are D&D sets now a yearly thing?". Blogatog. Tumblr.

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