The first Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the first fantasy roleplaying game, in which players are characters in an ongoing fantasy story. This new kind of game has become immensely popular over the years, and D&D has grown to include many new ways to vividly experience worlds of heroic fantasy.
The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. You can also explore the world of Dungeons & Dragons through any of the novels written by its fantasy authors, as well as engaging board games and immersive video games. All of these stories are part of D&D.
Our D&D community meets weekly Friday nights at 7 pm for open play. The open play is the D&D Adventurers League. DDAL is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. DDAL uses the fifth edition D&D rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. Players with league characters can play anywhere there is an Adventure League so players from other tables are welcome at Sparta!
New players are welcome to come out on Friday nights to watch others play, learn to play, and get advice on character creation and how to get involved in the community.
We recommend the D&D Players Handbook, a Chessex dice 7-set, or one of our D&D Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures that can represent your character on the game board.