Dungeons and Dragons

LORELAI: Yes! Ha, ha, sorry guys, don’t feel bad. I’m totally into Dungeons & Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons (often abbreviated to D&D or DnD) is a multi award-winning fantasy tabletop role-playing game originally designed by Gray Gygax and Dave Arneson. First published in 1974 by Tactical Studio Rules Inc, in 1997 it was published by Wizards of the Coast (now owned by Hasbro).

Dungeons & Dragons was developed from miniature wargames, but instead of working in military formation, each player creates their own character to embark on imaginary adventures in a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master serves as a referee and storyteller. The characters form a party who interact with the world and each other by solving problems, engaging in battle, exploring, gathering treasure, and gaining knowledge. In doing so, characters gain Experience Points, becoming increasingly powerful.

Dungeons & Dragons was the first modern role-playing game, and remains the best known and best selling in the US, with an estimated 20 million people having played the game, and more than $1 billion in sales.

Lorelai tells the guys that they’ve had a lucky escape, because she’s into Dungeons & Dragons (and must therefore be a hopeless nerd). However, today the games have become more popular than ever, and are actually quite fashionable.

[Picture shows the original game].

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