Dungeons And Dragons: How To Play During Lockdown

This is how you can play Dungeons and Dragons from the comfort of your own home.

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We may be separated from our friends and family but that is no reason not to have fun. Now more than ever escapism to a fantasy world is needed. Luckily for us, Dungeons and Dragons has a long history of being played virtually. This gives us a multitude of options when playing online.

From theatre of the mind to complex battle maps, the only thing you really need is a group of friends and some imagination. We understand though, some players love to see Miniatures, maps, and to hear the sound of the landscape around them. That is why we have created this list to give you some advice on how to play virtually.

In this article, we will highlight how you can get started with what you probably have already. We will also lay out a selection of software that can be used to make the experience even better. Sure, we can’t meet up for that weekly session, but that doesn’t mean the villain of our campaign wins.

Did we forget any essential equipment or software on this list? Leave a comment below and tell us.


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