D&D is short for "Dungeons and Dragons", a fantasy role-playing game developed in the early 70's by gaming activist Gary Gygax. Although unfortunately associated with “geeks” and loners, D&D is responsible for launching many commonly-played and award-winning RPGs today, especially those electronically-based. The sad majority of people who judge D&D purely upon anorexic, undersexed individuals are ridiculously ignorant, and those same who blame gamers for being “stereotyped” are ironically hypocritical. The common cliché for gamers being skinny, runtish nerds is hardly, if ever, found in society… most people who play D&D are either stressed-out and busy guys with a hectic life, or smart, cool individuals with huge imaginations and the guts to admit they play their hobby to the rest of cynical society.
D&D is the fantasy role-playing game that started it all.