How to Dungeons & Dragons

May 7, 2021
An illustrated guide
Words and illustration: Jake Holmes

 In the 1970s, Dungeons & Dragons shepherded in a new era of gaming: an evolution of wargames called role-playing games, or RPGS.

Players inhabit fantastical worlds and characters of their own invention and embark, in groups, on winding, imaginative journeys.

Over decades, the game became shorthand for nerd, but has recently found new audiences – an analogue antidote to chaotic digital overstimulation.

Artist Jake Holmes grew up with D&D, and below he explains how to lose yourself in Dungeons & Dragons lore.



Find Jake Holmes on Instagram:
Artist account
RPG art account

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