Wizards of the Coast has been publishing free D&D material to help people engage with Dungeons & Dragons as they are having to stay at home. D&D is a wonderful way to be social and keep engaged with people you care about, and remote play has never been easier. If you have the time to play, I can’t recommend it enough.
If you don’t already know the rules of the game, the basic rules are already available for free, but the free material published this month includes the Basic Set Rules, another easy way to get into the game. In addition to some resources for starting to play, there are colouring pages, adventures to run, and an overview of ways to play remotely.
The Further Resources page points to the Basic Rules, news articles, ways to simulate dice and other resources to play. The Families/Younger Gamers page lists some ways to play that are aimed at younger players. Online Tools presents some of the best ways to play D&D online (I recommend Roll20).
As an added resource for gamers, the D&D team is pleased to offer the following material as free adventures and resources for use in your games—whether you’re playing in a kitchen table campaign, you’re an active participant in the D&D Adventurers League, or are simply interested in learning more about Dungeons & Dragons and trying it out for yourself.REMOTE D&D TIPS AND TRICKS – STAY AT HOME. PLAY AT HOME.
In addition, with schools closed around the world, many parents and caregivers are at home with their kids, including many in the D&D community. If you are in need of fun & educational material to share and/or play with your kids, you can check back here for D&D materials to help during this time. And if you (or someone you know) is a younger gamer, we’re also releasing resources to make it even easier to get into D&D.