Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition For Dummies

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition For Dummies

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by Bill Slavicsek, Richard Baker
     
 

Explore the fantasy world of D&D and delve into dungeons, slay monsters, and gain treasure!

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

Overview

Explore the fantasy world of D&D and delve into dungeons, slay monsters, and gain treasure!

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

Open the book and find:

  • Everything a new player needs to get started playing D&D
  • Details on four fantasy races and four iconic classes
  • Explanations of every number and statistic on the character sheet
  • The best magic items and equipment for characters of all classes
  • Advice on roleplaying and teamwork
  • A ready-to-use adventure to get you started as a Dungeon Master
  • A ready-to-use battle grid with character and monster markers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470292907
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
498,604
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Bill Slavicsek is Director of Roleplaying and Miniatures Game Design at Wizards of the Coast. His game design credits include Torg, Alternity, D&D Eberron, and many others.

Richard Baker is a senior game designer on the Roleplaying R&D Team at WotC and author of eight Forgotten Realms novels.

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Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition For Dummies 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CougarSquad More than 1 year ago
There is nothing wrong with the contents of this book, but I believe that if starting players leverage the Dungeons and Dragons Essentials books and play with even one somewhat experienced player for a few hours they'll experience most of what is covered in this work.
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