Designed for 2-5 players, this boxed game contains everything needed to start playing the Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game, including rules for creating heroes, advice for playing the Dungeon Master, a solo play adventure and group-play adventure content. Learning the game has never been so easy!
Several different character races (dwarf, elf, halfling and human) and classes (cleric, fighter, rogue and wizard) are presented, along with powers for each race and class.
Includes a book for players, with rules for character creation and a solo adventure.
Includes a book for Dungeon Masters, with the rules of the game, advice on how to run the game and adventure content.
Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is an imaginative, social experience that engages players in a rich fantasy world filled with larger-than-life heroes, deadly monsters and diverse settings. As a hobby game, D&D is an ongoing activity to which players might devote hours of their time getting together with friends on a regular basis for weeks, months or even years.
Players create heroic fantasy characters - mighty warriors, stealthy rogues or powerful wizards - which they guide through a series of adventures, working together to defeat monsters and other challenges and growing in power, glory and achievement. The game offers endless possibilities and a multitude of choices . . . more choices than even the most sophisticated computer game because you can do whatever you can imagine!
What is a roleplaying game?
The D&D game (as a roleplaying game) is a fantasy game of your imagination. It's part acting, part storytelling, part social interaction, part war game and part dice rolling. You and your friends create characters that develop and grow with each adventure they complete. One player is the Dungeon Master (DM). Together, the Dungeon Master and the players make the game come alive.
What can characters do in the game?
A character can try to do anything you can imagine, just as long as it fits the scene the DM describes. Depending on the situation, your character might want to listen at a door, search an area, bargain with a shopkeeper, talk to an ally, jump across a pit, use an item or attack an opponent.
What does the Dungeon Master do?
The Dungeon Master (DM) is the one who plays the 'bad guys'. He knows the secrets of the dungeon, controls the monsters and enemies, narrates the action, referees the game and sets up the adventure.
Edition: This is the 2014 edition, updated with 5th Edition rules
Contents: 32-page book for characters level 1-5, 64-page adventure book for Dungeon Masters, 5 pre-generated characters each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, 6 game dice