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Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game: An Essential D&D Starter Set (4th Edition D&D)

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The best way to start playing the 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game - in the classic D&D Red Box.

Designed for 1–5 players, this boxed game contains everything needed to start playing the Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game, including rules for creating heroes, advice for playing the Dungeon Master, a solo play adventure, and group-
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Unknown Binding, 96 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Wizards of the Coast
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Sam
Sep 05, 2016 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bought this with my son (13) and Daughter (9). and played it over Labor Day weekend. Didn't think he would be interested but my son begged me to buy this and teach it to him; it brought back memories. And it turns out my daughter likes it more than him. I can't speak to the 4th ed. since I never played it. I owned and played all the original 1st ed. books back in the 80s; sold them all in jr. high in order to chase girls, not the best exchange I ever made. Anyway . . .

* The Bad: 5th ed. rules ar
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Rebecca N. McKinnon
Feb 13, 2016 Rebecca N. McKinnon rated it really liked it
You could just download a character sheet for free online, but, without the knowledge a guide like this provides you with, you'd probably create a character you later grow to dislike. The "Player's Book" in this D&D starter set shows you how to play by throwing you into a pseudo-game. This pseudo-game not only takes you through every facet of creating a character; it also explains the implications of each of your character's traits and descriptions . By the end of the book, you've gained 10 ...more
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Aug 27, 2015 Neville Ridley-smith rated it really liked it
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It's well designed as a tutorial. The 4th edition has a lot going for it but is definitely miniatures-heavy. The way every encounter is set out as a full page is indicative of this. And every class is basically a wizard - the Fighter has all sorts of abilities that act kind of like spells. It feels very much like a Diablo-style CRPG converted to pen and paper. This is not why I want to play with old-school pen and paper. 5th edition seems to be a move in the right direction.
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James Wyatt is an award-winning game designer at Wizards of the Coast, and now holds the position of Design Manager for Dungeons & Dragons. He was one of the lead designers for D&D 4th Edition and one of the original designers of the Eberron Campaign Setting, and has written and co-authored dozens of game supplements. He grew up in Ithaca, New York, and now lives in Washington State with ...more
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