If you've been thinking of playing D&D or you've played before and you want to get up to speed on the all-new 4th Edition, this is the book for you. He......more
Explore the fantasy world of D&D and delve into dungeons, slay monsters, and gain treasure!
If you've been thinking of playing D&D or you've played before and you want to get up to speed on the all-new 4th Edition, this is the book for you. Here's what you need to know to join the fantasy fun.
D&D terminology — understand what ability check, modifier, saving throw, AC, gp, hp, and XP mean
Roll the dice — add modifiers and see if you rolled the d20 high enough to beat the challenge
Minding your manners — know D&D etiquette so you'll be welcome in any adventure
Character building — select your character's race and class, and choose the best powers, skills, feats, and gear
Roleplaying — give your character a background and personality quirks
Combat — use combat rules, a battle grid, and miniatures to play out furious battles
Open the book and find:
Everything a new player needs to get started playing D&D
Details on four fantasy races and four iconic classes
Explanations of every number and statistic on the character sheet
The best magic items and equipment for characters of all classes
Advice on roleplaying and teamwork
A ready-to-use adventure to get you started as a Dungeon Master
A ready-to-use battle grid with character and monster markers
Bill Slavicsek is Director of Roleplaying and Miniatures Game Design at Wizards of the Coast. His game design credits include Torg, Alternity, D&D Eberron, and many others.
Richard Baker is a senior game designer on the Roleplaying R&D Team at WotC and author of eight Forgotten Realms novels.
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