# 10: Dungeons & Dragons
98 Points (On 5 of 14 lists)Publication Date:
Highest Vote: (#1 by Johnny U & Compound)
1974Number of Players:
E. Gary GygaxPublisher:
TSR/ Wizards of the Coast/ HasbroDescription:
A fantasy role playing game where one player takes the role of "dungeon master" whose role is to guide the other players on an adventure and the remaining players play adventures who do their best to successfully complete the adventure. In theory. Hey, How Do I Win This?
You don't. D&D often just ends. Just like life.
No, not the one with the little cars.Fun Gaming Facts:
By 2004, more than 1 billion dollars had been spend on D&D products and the game had been played by more than 20 million people. (Including James Franco on Freaks & Geeks.)
The game has been the basis for many movies, some horror related (Knight Chills), some "True Crime" (Mazes and Monsters), some adventure related (Cloak & Dagger, The Hard Way) and three not very well done movies titled "Dungeons and Dragons."
Game creator E. Gary Gygax is likely the only game designer to ever appear on Futurama and the game itself inspired one of the Futurama movies.
Some well known D&D players include Robin Williams, Vin Diesel (who has a tattoo of one of his characters' names), Steven Colbert, Bill Amend, Karl Urban, Kurt Schilling, Tim Duncan and that Wil Wheaton guy.
The iconic Rust monster, who eats the valuable weapons and gear that players collect over their adventures, was based on a figure found in a bag of random monsters found in a dime store.Dice:
. D&D uses at least 3 (sometimes 4) six siders, a pair of ten sided dice plus four sided, eight sided, twelve sided and the heavily used twenty sided die. Purple and Orange?:
. No pieces after all. (Quiet, 4th ed. players. Minis are optional.)Awards & Stuff:
Games Magazine Hall of Fame
Origins Awards - All time Best Role Playing Rules of 1977
Origins Awards- Best Roleplaying rules - 1989
Origins Awards- Best Roleplaying Game- 2000Related Games that Received Votes:
Gurps.Related Games that Didn't Receive Votes:
Well, there a gajillion RPGs out there. Just in the fantasy genre, you have highly acclaimed ones such as Runequest, Pendragon or Ars Magica
, less known ones like Adventures in High Fantasy
or, er, yeah, those, like Synnibar
or Spawn of Fashan
.Hey! It's an Amazon link with the price! $13.59Next Turn:
No. I'm not doing the joke.