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Getting Started

Let's make our first API request to the D&D 5th Edition API!

Open up a terminal and use cURL, PowerShell, or httpie to make an API request for a resource. You can also scroll through the definitions below and send requests directly from the endpoint documentation!

For example, if you paste and run this terminal command:

curl -X GET "" -H "Accept: application/json"

# or with httpie

We should see a result containing details about the Charisma ability score:

"index": "cha",
"name": "CHA",
"full_name": "Charisma",
"desc": [
"Charisma measures your ability to interact effectively with others. It includes such factors as confidence and eloquence, and it can represent a charming or commanding personality.",
"A Charisma check might arise when you try to influence or entertain others, when you try to make an impression or tell a convincing lie, or when you are navigating a tricky social situation. The Deception, Intimidation, Performance, and Persuasion skills reflect aptitude in certain kinds of Charisma checks."
"skills": [
"name": "Deception",
"index": "deception",
"url": "/api/skills/deception"
"name": "Intimidation",
"index": "intimidation",
"url": "/api/skills/intimidation"
"name": "Performance",
"index": "performance",
"url": "/api/skills/performance"
"name": "Persuasion",
"index": "persuasion",
"url": "/api/skills/persuasion"
"url": "/api/ability-scores/cha"