This is the Essentials core book, which is compatible with all the rest of 4th edition.
And - awesomely - there are new Defense feats with a high stat prerequisites which give flavorful riders for your Superior Will, Reflexes, or Fortitude.
The new rules and character builds are simple to learn, easy to implement and fun to play.
if you are just starting out in dungeons and dragons this is a must have book its fun and teaches you a lot i am a beginner and I'm learning fastPublished 9 months ago by Vincent J. Sandagata
I got this as a beginners type set for me and my buddies. It is easy to learn and gives you everything you need to play. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Adam Lemaster
Played with my friends over the weekend and we loved this book. Im new to D&D but it was easy to understand.Published 12 months ago by John Nolan
This helps a lot for players who want something new for more. It allows more fun and diversity in the game as well as explaining more about more advanced topics. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michelle Kaner-Friess
Took me over four hours to create my character. You have to flip to about 3 or 4 different pages just to get all the info for one section of the character sheet. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stormywormie
We had started with the redbox starter set and needed to level up our heroes, and this book has more info then I'll ever need, and amazing illustrations. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kid Nicky
This is my first time attempting to play D&D. Because of that, I don't have any 3.5 hang-ups. The pictures are kind of cartoony in it.Published 19 months ago by Selina Leighann Crockett
This book is pretty much an abridged players handbook with a little bit of additional fluff added in. If you have a phb already I don't think I would really recommend buying it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Alexander