D&D is a role-playing game. Using just paper, dice, and figurines, players create and inhabit the minds of their characters while exploring an intricate world created by the Dungeon Master ( the game’s architect), who is responsible for guiding the characters through a challenging, but fun journey. Very little of the actual game happens on the tabletop, but rather in each player’s imagination.
“It’s not that D&D isn’t as nerdy as it is perceived to be, it totally is, it’s that the players are not.”
"Everyone has their own thing. people who like sports are just as nerdy as people who like to kill dragons. It’s just a different thing to nerd out about."
“My characters seem to have more clever things to say than I do, when I’m playing I can say those things out loud, more often.”
“It’s not dweeby kids dressing up as wizards and throwing stuff around (that’s LARPing). I’ve never done that - but I know people who have and I’m sure that it is a huge amount of fun.”