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Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Masters Guide: A 4th Edition Core Rulebook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Don't let the whiny old school players fool you

    Don't get me wrong, 4th Edition isn't perfect. It has it's flaws. But it's not as bad as all these hardcore players say. Every time a new D&D edition has been released, some of the hardcore fanbase was lost to the previous editions. It happens. 4th Edition is presently a lot more combat oriented than 3.5 has been. However, that has hardly kept my campaign from being both details and immersive outside of combat. The combat has been immersive and entertaining. In my opinion and experience, the game rules should never hold you back from RP. The monsters in the book are fine, but I'll admit that I miss some of the 3.5 detail. 4th Edition is good, but not perfect. I'll continue to use it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Good for Beginner to Intermediate

    The DM's Guide to D&D 4th Edition is well put together and well constructed for a fledgling Dungeon Master to begin to run sessions. For the more advanced Dungeon Master's out there, it may not be as helpful. This is true of any edition DM book however, and it is a wonderful introduction for DM's on how to run a game and tips for experienced DM's. It is worth a read through and not a bad companion to have on your shelf. For people who are criticizing the new edition, I would encourage them to try being a player character in a 4E game with a 4E friendly DM. D&D has gone through changes in the past with much resistance (or we'd still be using THAC0) but it has emerged for the better.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Good, but not great

    This is very useful for any Dungeon Master. It provides all the info you need to run a campaign. However, it is very badly arranged and therefore hard to find what you need without the index.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Good addition, but could use more for the price

    This book has a nice variety of monsters to use in the Dungeons and Dragons game, but for $35 it's a bit expensive for how small it is. It should really be coupled with the second Monster Manual for the same price.
    It is nice how the monsters are arranged in alphabetical order, and how well the monsters' stats and such are arranged. It would be nice if the provided more monster bio, however.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    This is a very good book that you can use to create encounters and adventures. Orcus is AWESOME!!

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