Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a tabletop role-playing game where players create their own characters and work together to explore new worlds and create their own stories. To play, you'll need a group of friends, a set of dice, character sheets, and rulebooks. To create a character, players choose a race, class, and background, determine their abilities and skills, and choose their equipment. During gameplay, the Dungeon Master (DM) sets the scene and narrates the results of the players' actions, and combat is resolved through dice rolls and comparisons to armor class and damage resistance. As characters gain experience and defeat enemies, they level up and gain access to more powerful abilities and equipment.