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“I recommend [the D&D Starter Set] for anyone who’s curious and wants to learn D&D.”—Ed Grabionowski, io9.Gizmodo.com
The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy. Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!
• FIVE READY-TO-PLAY CHARACTERS
• SIX DICE
• ONE ADVENTURE BOOK: LOST MINE OF PHANDELVER
• ONE RULEBOOK
• ONE CHARACTER SHEET
“D&D acolytes are everywhere. . .Tech workers from Silicon Valley to Brooklyn have long-running campaigns, and the showrunners and the novelist behind ‘Game of Thrones’ have all been Dungeon Masters.”—Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker
Dungeons & Dragons is the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Created in 1974, D&D transformed gaming culture by blending traditional fantasy with miniatures and wargaming. The main Dungeons & Dragons books are the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.
From the Publisher
Products are hard—they have to straddle quality, price, fidelity, and approachability. They need to remain true to the rules while being easy to learn. They need to provide a good representation of what the product line is like while remaining an impulse buy. The D&D Starter Set does this well, with rules that can be grasped quickly balanced by a price that’s hard to argue with.
From the Designers
Get started playing Dungeons & Dragons with the Starter Set! Containing everything you need to leap into a D&D adventure, this boxed set is designed for five to six players, with one of you taking on the role of the game’s lead storyteller, the Dungeon Master.
Join thousands of other D&D players who have experienced the exciting adventure in the box: ‘Lost Mine of Phandelver,’ a 64-page booklet for the DM to read.
If you’d like to learn even more about D&D, the Starter Set is a perfect jumping-off point, leading next to the main Dungeons & Dragons books: the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.
About Dungeons & Dragons
An innovator in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as tabletop. Fifth edition D&D draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.
The set includes all the dice, spells, monsters, and magic items you need to play the adventure.
D&D rules are distilled into a 32-page rulebook that’s focused on playing characters of levels 1–5.
Choose one of these characters: a dwarf cleric, an elf wizard, a halfling rogue, or a noble fighter.
Inside the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set:
Five Ready-to-Play Characters
In D&D, you create characters and play their roles in a story. Choose from a halfling rogue, seeking revenge against a traitorous ally. An elven wizard, called to duty by the god of knowledge—these five characters are ready for adventure, and great models for future characters.
In-game outcomes are sometimes determined by chance. Does the ogre believe your outrageous bluff? Does your dagger pierce the dragon’s scales or merely scuff them? These six dice help decide.
In D&D, the story is guided by your actions, and your actions are guided by the rules.
‘I hurl the brazier of hot coals into the monster’s face,’ a player says. What happens next is up to you, the Dungeon Master, and this book.
Adventure Book: The Lost Mine of Phandelver
This book is for the Dungeon Master. As the Dungeon Master, you’re the game’s narrator and referee. You’ll play the roles of the monsters and villains your players encounter as they battle and plunder their way through Never winter.
Get this to:
Learn to play D&D, create characters, expand your skills
Create monsters, discover lore to inspire your adventures, get guidelines for using monsters in-game
Run and modify your adventures, encounters, and campaigns, discover lore to inspire your stories
Learn to play D&D, join your first adventure, get pregenerated characters
New & experienced players, new & experienced Dungeon Masters
New & experienced Dungeon Masters
New & experienced Dungeon Masters
New players & Dungeon Masters
Walkthrough of building D&D characters / Rules for roleplaying and combat / Directory of 350+ spells with descriptions and illustrations
Guidelines for populating your adventures with iconic D&D monsters / 150+ monsters illustrated in vivid color / 400+ tables with rules for each monster / History and lore to inspire your adventures
Rules and inspiration for running your adventures / Guidelines for non-player character creation / 240+ magic items with desciptions, lore, and illustrations / Dozens of tables to inspire in-game outcomes
Adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started / Rulebook for playing characters level 1–5 / 5 pregenerated characters, with character sheet / 6 dice