The world's most popular pen & paper Role Playing Game (RPG). Created in 1974 by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) combines role-playing with turn-based tactical combat. In a D&D game, one player is the "dungeon master" (DM) and the rest of the players are "player characters" (PCs). The PCs assume the role of adventurers (using fantasy archaetypes such as elves, wizards, halflings, barbarians, etc) while the DM creates challenges for the PCs to overcome (such as monsters and traps).

Over the years, the D&D game has been revised and published in multiple editions. The rights to Dungeons & Dragons are currently owned by Wizards of the Coast (creators of Magic: The Gathering) and Hasbro.
"We played Dungeons & Dragons for three hours. Then I was slain by an elf."

-Homer Simpson
by Deej July 20, 2004
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A game in which a group of people come together and pretend they are a 'character' they made on a piece of paper. Occasionally 'models' can be used, but they are approx. 2 inches tall running around doing nothing on a 'grid.' This game is suitable for those with extreme imaginations, or those too lazy to play videogames.

Nerd fights tend to brake out over stats, so use caution.

This game, when played properly, or with a group of friends, can prove rather fun.
by jade wolf February 5, 2004
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A roleplaying game in which players act as adventurers and fight with them.
"Hey, lets go get a game of D&D started!"
by blair coppage January 22, 2004
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A pencil and paper role-playing game. Considered by some to be the unofficial beginning of the fantasy/geek subculture.
Why don't you go play dungeons and dragons with your geek friends?
by E. R. Faust July 7, 2005
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A board game that is a temporary utopia for dorks, nerds, and geeks like me. You can do literaly whatever you want.
Let's go play dungeons and dragons, my character just got this cool new feat.
by Gareth Klieber January 5, 2006
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The one qualifier of being a total dork ass. If you are unsure if someone is a total nerd, just ask if they play this game.

Be weary, the ash troll has a level 8 magic power dagger!
Nerd: I smite thee with my power dagger!
Dork Ass: I have the Shield of Almador! I take no damage!
Nerd: Let us be merry and travel to Calmaderk to smite the evil wizard!
Dork Ass: I love dungeons and dragons!
Nerd: Will you be my boyfriend?
by Evil Wizard July 11, 2006
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Dungeons and Dragons is a game where the socially intelligent players should never come out of the closet and hide all evidence of this virgin prolonging addiction.

Keep it on the DL and get some outdoor hobbies so you don't rot in your grandma's basement without ever meeting a girl.

Dungeon Master: "The goblins spot you! Roll for initiative!
Player: "Oh boy, a 20 and a 1!"


"Oh shit! THe only girls I know are here! Quick! Shove it in the closet!

Ladies: "What were you guys doing in the closet? Why don't you guys just admit your gay."
by The Snaps October 25, 2006
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