An Evolution of Storytelling

Scriv the Bard

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”

J.K. Rowling

Before the written language was developed, we shared tales, information, and history through oral storytelling. It is a tradition as old as humanity itself and continues to thrive today.

As cultures intermingled and grew, so did our storytelling traditions. Today, stories are communicated in as many ways as we have art: writing, music, visual art…the list goes on and each form has a style all its own. Oral presentation, however, still remains as strong and resonant as ever, and Dungeons and Dragons is just one of the examples of how this timeless tradition has evolved for modern audiences.

Over the years, D&D has emphasized its origins in oral storytelling while absorbing inspiration from each of the art forms listed above– the result is a new form of storytelling that dynamic, familiar, and brilliantly unique!


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