Dungeons and Dragons
The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) since 1997. It was derived from miniature wargames with a variation of the Chainmail game serving as the initial rule system. The game play is led by a Dungeon Master (DM).
D&D’s publication is commonly recognized as the beginning of modern role-playing games and the role-playing game industry.
It had a large effect on fantasy, simultaneously adding huge numbers of new readers but also tuning that audience toward dreary potboiler quest fantasies turned out by the hundreds by publisher like TSR.
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