- Series: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: The Complete Wizard's Handbook
- Paperback: 127 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; 2 edition (August 4, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0880388382
- ISBN-13: 978-0880388382
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Wizard's Handbook, Second Edition (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Player's Handbook Rules Supplement #2115 Paperback – August 4, 1990
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Top Customer Reviews
Having said that, the new spells are worthwhile, and the afflictions are pretty cool. If you are an avid wizard fan, a good and recommended purchase, but it does not really provide as much "meat" as it should do.
However, if you love magic users then you will enjoy the handbook. There is a good chapter on roleplaying mages and on spell research as well as spellcasting under adverse conditions. This book is good for customizing a campaign or making new spells, items, or schools as well. But, for those of us that don't feel the need to go so indepth into to the world of spellcraft, this book won't be missed.
Think of this book as a starting point for your own research into historical wizard archetypes. There are thousands of books out there that you can go to to find more detail on how to play a tribal witchdoctor or a pagan warlock.
Please note this book is not really useful if you Play 3rd or 4th Edition of the game (other than for background into playing a wizard generally).
Overall, I found this to be an excellent resource for AD&D. The kits are very interesting, and open up all sorts of new vistas for making magic interesting and unique in your campaign. But, the most helpful part to me was the chapter on combat and the wizard – instead of just searching the list and cherry-picking spells, it taught me how to select a well-balanced and useful list of spells. And, of course, I always like seeing new spells.
So, let me just sum up by saying that this is a great resource for anyone playing a wizard in AD&D, one that you should definitely acquire.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's good to have a book for wizards! I still believe it after receiving this book!Published 21 months ago by Paul
This book is a must have for any roleplayer interested in roleplaying a wizard specialist. It has complete rules for character creation of the wizard class including the advantages... Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Christopher L. Stewart
The book is not their best handbook. It would be about 5th. And really does not have any good kits like the thiefs or Bards etc. Read morePublished on October 16, 2001 by M. A. Ramos