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D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide (Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook)
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|Age Range (Description)||Age Range:12 Years & Up|
|Number of Players||2-5|
|Brand||Dungeons & Dragons|
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- Learn how to run a thrilling game of Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition)
- Magic items—a treasure trove of items for your players to discover
- Advice for creating your own world, monsters, spells, and magic items
- Guide to balancing encounters—make combat as easy or deadly as you want it to be
- A Dungeon-Masters-only tour of each plane of the D&D multiverse—from the Feywild to the Shadowfell
- 1 of 3 D&D Core Rulebooks—the Player’s Handbook (rules for playing the game), the Dungeon Master’s Guide (how to run the game), and Monster Manual (creatures to encounter in your game)
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Entertain and Inspire Your Players
“The DMG is a dungeon master's best friend. It's the one book to rule them all, the most comprehensive and powerful set of resources needed to run a game of D&D.” —Charlie Hall, Polygon
In a game of Dungeons & Dragons, the Dungeon Master (DM) serves as narrator—creating a world full of wonders and challenges for the other players’ characters to encounter.
Whether you're running a D&D game already or you think it's something you want to try, this book is for you.
Tell a Good Story
Kick off your campaign with a thrilling introduction, complicate matters with moral quandaries, and end it all in an epic finale.
This book will teach you how to craft compelling plots and create balanced combat encounters that are as easy or deadly as you want them to be—from fresh level 1 characters picking a bar fight to a level 20 party battling a dragon god.
Build Your World
From city maps to magical systems—the Dungeon Master’s Guide is full of worldbuilding advice to help you color in a rich, engaging world for adventurers to explore.
Create Unforgettable Characters
Inventing characters on the fly is a tricky task. This book includes tables for quickly creating distinctive non-player characters with memorable quirks, personal ideals, and intriguing family secrets.
Create the Perfect Villain
Get tips for designing the perfect villain—with ideas for dark schemes, key weaknesses, and even special class options.
Create Your Own Monsters
Try out blueprints for creating your own monsters, spells, magic items, and more.
Discover Legendary Treasures
Some adventurers seek more than just glory.
The Dungeon Master’s Guide is where you’ll discover D&D’s most coveted items—sentient weapons and bags of holding lie amongst glittering jewels and magic rings in a treasure horde spanning almost 100 pages.
Helpful Tools & Optional Rules
While the Player’s Handbook contains all the rules you need to play, the Dungeon Master’s Guide gives DMs advice and additional tools for running all three pillars of a D&D game—exploration, social interaction, and combat.
Optional rules are also included for DMs looking to add a few twists to their campaign, with rules for coping with horrors, using firearms, figuring out alien technology, and more.
|Dungeon Master’s Guide||Core Rulebook Gift Set||Essentials Kit||Starter Set||Reincarnated DM Screen|
|What it is:||1 of the 3 D&D Core Rulebooks||All 3 D&D Core Rulebooks + DM Screen||Beginners Adventure Kit||Beginners Adventure Kit||Dungeon Master’s Screen|
|Get this to:||Learn how to run a D&D game||Get the full core set or give as a gift||Run your first D&D adventure||Run your first D&D adventure||Quickly reference rules while hiding notes and die rolls from players|
|Features:||Tools and tips for Dungeon Masters||Special Edition Foil Covers Exclusive Foil DM Screen||Includes character creation guide||Ready-to-play set||Interior content refreshed based on fan feedback|
|Contents:||Worldbuilding guide Magic items Optional rules Guide to balancing encounters and custom content||Player’s Handbook Dungeon Master’s Guide Monster Manual + Dungeon Master’s Screen||Short adventure + 64-page rulebook DM Screen 6 blank character sheets 11 dice Poster map, cards for magic items, and more||Short adventure + 32-page rulebook 5 ready-to-play character sheets 6 dice||Rules for conditions, roll difficulty levels, object hit points, and more|
|Experience Level:||All experience levels||All experience levels||Beginners||Beginners||All experience levels|
|Best for:||Dungeon Masters||Dungeon Masters||New Dungeon Masters||New Dungeon Masters||Dungeon Masters|
“The DMG is a dungeon master's best friend. It's the one book to rule them all, the most comprehensive and powerful set of resources needed to run a game of D&D.”—Charlie Hall, Polygon
Weave legendary stories in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the inspiration and guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy.
Inside you’ll find world-building advice, tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures, optional game rules, hundreds of classic D&D magic items, and many other tools to help you be a great Dungeon Master.
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2022