So far, we’ve talked about the why and how to start PLAYING Dungeons and Dragons. Well, a room filled with 100 people looking to play D&D without a DM is out of luck. The DM is there to facilitate the game, but also to have their own fun as well. The DM controls the outline of the story, but it’s the player’s decisions that shape what happens. On the surface, it seems like a lot of work, and sometimes it is. However, it can be just as much fun as playing. You get to be everybody else in the world, which means you can be anyone else in the world. Playing around with silly voices or a personality quirk turns a faceless merchant into an NPC the players can’t get enough of, and want to revisit as often as possible. Saying a horrible thing, or threatening someone the players care about is guaranteed to evoke total disdain and rage.