In D&D, individuals play the role of characters in a fantasy world where magic is real and heroes venture out on dangerous quests in search of fame and fortune. Characters gain experience by overcoming perils and recovering treasures. As characters gain experience, they grow in power and ability.
This game, unlike others, does not use a playing board or actual playing pieces. All that is needed to play are the rules, he dice, pencil and paper, graph paper, and imagination. The game may be more exciting if miniature figures of the characters and monsters are used, but the game can be played without such aids.