Lore & Legends
A Visual Celebration of the Fifth Edition of the World's Greatest Roleplaying Game (Dungeons & Dragons)
Author: Kyle Newman
An illustrated guide to Dungeons & Dragons' beloved fifth edition told through interviews, artwork, and visual ephemera from the designers, storytellers, and creators who bring it to life.
When the reimagined fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons debuted in the summer of 2014, tabletop roleplaying games were on the brink of obsolescence. But within a few short years, D&D found greater success than it ever enjoyed before, even surpassing its 1980s Golden Age. How did an analog game nearly a half-century old become a star in a digital world? For the first time, Lore & Legends reveals the incredible ongoing story of Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition from the perspective of the designers, creators, and players who bring it to life. This comprehensive visual guide illuminates contemporary D&D—its development, evolution, cultural relevance, and popularity—through exclusive interviews and more than 900 pieces of artwork, photography, and advertising curated and analyzed by the authors of the bestselling and Hugo-nominated Art & Arcana.