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Dungeons & Dragons. Player's Handbook.

Book - 2014 793.93 Du, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Games / Dungeons & Dragons 1 On Shelf 1 request on 8 copies Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Includes index.
"Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world's greatest roleplaying game"--Cover.
Step-by-step characters -- Races -- Classes -- Personality and background -- Equipment -- Customization options -- Using ability scores -- Adventuring -- Combat -- Spellcasting -- Spells -- Appendix A: Conditions -- Appendix B: Gods of the Multiverse -- Appendix C: The planes of existence -- Appendix D: Creature statistics -- Appendix E: Inspirational reading -- Character sheet.
The Player's Handbook® contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create characters from the D&D® races and classes. Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions. The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?

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The Essential Book for 5th Edition submitted by timdufresne on July 27, 2018, 1:25pm 5th Edition is an excellent game. Flexible and fun full of opportunities for imaginative play.

Well written submitted by azaitzeff on August 17, 2018, 10:15am This book is engaging to read. A lot better prose than previous editions I also like the art way more.

The best of both worlds submitted by afreeney on July 6, 2019, 4:08pm The simplicity of 4e, the versatility of 3e. I really enjoy this resurgence for DnD.

Solid Mechanics, DESPERATELY Needs a Glossary submitted by Meginator on July 19, 2020, 1:51pm Prior to picking this up, my most recent experience with D&D had been a long-running game using the 3.5 Edition, and having (unintentionally) skipped the 4th Edition I found this to be an excellent and thorough update that paves over some of the previous editions’ missteps and allows for more imaginative flexibility. I’m a big fan of the ability scores, which seem to replace skills and which give players and DMs more leeway to explore the world around them and react to challenging situations. That said, while the book does walk players through character creation, equipment, battle, and other fundamental aspects of practical gameplay, it lacks an easy step-by-step guide and, more crucially, a glossary. The system, as presented here, is not inherently accessible to newcomers or to anyone who has forgotten D&D’s various intricacies, and I’ve had to rely on online wiki resources to answer simple questions that really should be easy to find here (we’re talking things like “how do I calculate my Armor Class, in plain English”). Overall, the gameplay is improved and the system is solid, but this favors players who are already intimately familiar with how D&D works or players who have a trusted guide to help them through the first couple of sessions.