If you've been thinking of playing D&D or you've played before and you want to get up to speed on the all-new 4th Edition, this is the book for you. Here's what you need to know to join the fantasy fun.
D&D terminology — understand what ability check, modifier, saving throw, AC, gp, hp, and XP mean
Roll the dice — add modifiers and see if you rolled the d20 high enough to beat the challenge
Minding your manners — know D&D etiquette so you'll be welcome in any adventure
Character building — select your character's race and class, and choose the best powers, skills, feats, and gear
Roleplaying — give your character a background and personality quirks
Combat — use combat rules, a battle grid, and miniatures to play out furious battles
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--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Understand the game, choose a character, and pick up the language of D&D
Dreaming of Dungeons & Dragons, but afraid it takes years to master the game? Meet your personal wizard! This book conjures up the basics to get you started — essential rules, pregenerated characters, tips and tricks to improve your play, even a foldout dungeon map and battle grid. Read it today, and play tomorrow!
Discover how to
- Create a character
- Choose skills, spells, weapons, and gear
- Find a game or start your own
- Follow D&D® game etiquette
- Become a Dungeon Master
- Enhance your game skills