Read the definition of STORY I posted. Now, A ROLE in D&D is the function assumed by a person or thing in a particular situation (that's how the game was designed). The ROLE I played last week IRL was product strategy consultant. In a game it was a meat shield. One of my son's has the ROLE of Machinists Mate Nuclear (MMN) on an attack sub. NOTHING to do with a story in any case.RPR. Role playig game. What is the role in, if not a story?