[RPG] What does “DMG” mean


I'm new to D&D 5e and it's the first time I've played. People keep referring to the "DMG". What is it? It is a game mechanic or something else? If it is a game mechanic, what does it do?

Best Answer

DMG is most commonly a reference to the Dungeon Master’s Guide.

Link: Dungeon Master's Guide

It is most often used like this as a reference to a page, e.g.

You can use the rules in the Player's Handbook to create NPC's with classes and levels,...


You may also see "dmg" or "DMG" as shorthand for damage. Generally (but varying by person), lowercase is used in the D&D context. Other systems and even video games will use either version as well, lending to this confusion.

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