Lately I've been thinking about what it's like to play as a new player, something I haven't done in years -- I started playing RPGs when I was nine years old, in 1981.
If there's one thing that every Dungeons and Dragons game needs, it's a Dungeon Master.
Back when we covered the changes to the Adventurer's League that came along with Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, we discussed what the Adventurer's League is and how it works.
Playing Dungeons and Dragons, if you're not running the game and thus playing the role of Dungeon Master, you're likely playing a character.
When creating your character in Dungeons and Dragons, the first two major choices are choosing your race, and choosing your class.