Dungeons & Dragons FAQs

What is Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)?

Dungeons & Dragons (often abbreviated as D&D) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) where you and your friends embark on epic adventures together.  Imagine a choose-your-own-adventure story mixed with board games and a dash of improv acting.

How does D&D work?

Players and Dungeon Master (DM):

One person acts as the Dungeon Master (DM), who creates the story and world. The other players create characters and decide their actions.  At Knights of the Shed your Therapy Assistant is your DM and all Participants are players.

Character Creation:

Players choose a race (human, elf, dwarf, etc.) and class (fighter, wizard, rogue, etc.) for their character, and customise their abilities and backstory.

The Adventure:

The DM narrates the story, describes the environment, and plays the role of non-player characters (NPCs) that the characters encounter. Players describe their actions, and the DM determines the outcome using dice rolls and the game rules.

Collaboration and Storytelling:

It’s a collaborative effort! Players work together to overcome challenges, solve puzzles, and complete quests. The focus is on having fun, exploring the world, and creating a story together.

Is D&D hard to learn?

D&D is easy to learn the basics of, but there’s a lot of depth to explore if you want to.  Most groups start with a beginner-friendly adventure and learn the rules as they play.

Where can I learn more about D&D?

The official D&D website.

Is D&D fun?

D&D is a great way to unleash your imagination, have fun with friends, and create unforgettable stories.  But it’s also a sneaky way to develop some valuable skills!

Benefits of Skill Development with D&D:

Communication and Teamwork:

Players work together, strategise, and communicate their ideas to achieve a common goal.

Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking:

The game presents challenges that require creative thinking and strategic decision-making.

Creativity and Storytelling:

Players use their imaginations to describe their characters’ actions and contribute to the unfolding story.

Confidence and Social Skills:

D&D provides a safe space to step outside your comfort zone and interact with others in a fun and encouraging environment.

Is D&D right for me?

If you’re looking for a fun way to connect with peers, explore your creativity, and develop some transferable skills, then D&D might be the perfect game for you!