An innovator in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as tabletop. Fifth edition D&D draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.
From the Designers
The Dungeon Master’s Guide teaches you how to create entire D&D worlds for your players to explore. It walks you through the essential elements of a good adventure and shows you how to be the architect of a fun campaign that your players are sure to remember. It also helps you adjudicate the rules in a variety of situations and gives you the tools you need to improvise when the players lead the story in unexpected directions.
The book describes the many worlds and planes of existence that make up the D&D multiverse.
Discover the hundreds of magic items that can be found in the dungeons and lost ruins of your fantasy world.
Tables allow you to create dungeons, adventures, traps, and non-player characters on the fly.
With the Dungeon Master’s Guide, you can:
Run D&D Games
The Dungeon Master’s Guide teaches you to take players out of their world and into another. An ancient world, governed by gods, occupied by monsters and magic—and filled with unforgettable stories.
The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the blueprint for your game and the tools you need to build it.
The anniversary a monarch’s rule descends into chaos. Your adventurers find a map on a dead body. So begins your Dungeons & Dragons adventure.
D&D is storytelling, and in the DMG, you’ll learn to wield the principles of narrative that have fascinated humans for millennia, from the beginning, through the middle, and to the end.
Master the Rules of D&D
I hurl the brazier of hot coals into the monster’s face,' says one of your players. What happens next is up to you and your interpretation of the rules.
In D&D, the story is guided by your player’s actions, and your player’s actions are guided by the rules. The Dungeon Master’s Guide, together with the Monster Manual, contains all the rules you need to create a vivid, continuous, and believable picture of the story’s events in the minds of your players.
Immerse Players in the D&D World
The stories you create are unique to you and your friends, and the memories you make can last a lifetime.