The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about storytelling in worlds of sword and sorcery. D&D is driven by imagination. It's about picturing the towering castle beneath the stormy night sky and imagining how a fantasy adventurer might react to challenges that scene presents.
Unlike a game of make-believe, D&D gives structure to the stories, a way of determining the consequences of the adventurers' action. Players roll dice to resolve whether their attacks hit or miss or whether their adventurers can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike of a magical lightning bolt, or pull off some other dangerous task. anything is possible, but the dice make some outcomes more probable than others.
in the Dungeons & Dragons game, each player creates an adventurer (also called a character) and teams up with other adventurers (played by friends). working together, the group might explore a dark dungeon, a ruined city, a haunted castle, a lost temple deep in the jungle, or a lava-filled cavern beneath a mysterious mountain. The adventurers can solve puzzles, talk with other characters, battle fantastic monsters and discover fabulous magic items and other treasure.
So how do we play a table top game when the members are all over the world?
We use one of many free websites available (roll20 specifically) that allows us to play the tabletop game virtually!
Take for example the gaming group Critical Role - a group of voice actors from the U.S. who broadcast their game online!