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Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-40639-7
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456 pages
January 2009
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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
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