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Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook: Player's Handbook Hardcover – Illustrated, 19 Aug. 2014

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From the Publisher

Player's Handbook


Welcome to the World of Dungeons & Dragons

The Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game is about collaborative storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery. Like games of make-believe, D&D is driven by imagination. It’s about picturing a crumbling castle in a darkening forest and imagining how a fantasy adventurer might react to the challenges that scene presents.

This book will be your guide to character creation and advance­ment, your reference for spells and equipment, and a constant com­panion at your table for looking up just how many beams of eldritch blast you can shoot this time.

Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.

The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?

Arm Yourself for Adventure


Learn How to Play

Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of stories. The rules give structure to those stories, determining the consequences of an adventurers’ actions. Will your fireball finish off that vicious troll? Will you see the trap door before falling to your doom? Roll the dice and see.

The Player's Handbook is the essential D&D rulebook for both players and Dungeon Masters. Whether you're pulling off a thrilling heist or trying to charm a surly troll, this book will teach you everything you need to know for a lifetime of playing and running D&D games.

Bring Your Character to Life


Create a Character

The Player's Handbook will guide you through the process of creating a character. Choose from the most iconic D&D races and classes. Give your adventurer a personality and background. Equip them with armor, weapons, and all the adventuring gear they'll need to succeed. And dive into a game of magic and monsters, brave warriors and spectacular adventures.

As your character's experience and power grows, this book will also be your guide for leveling up, with handy reference charts and a variety of customization options.

Enter a World of Magic


Fill in Your Spellbook

Learn to resurrect your allies with the touch of your hand or punish enemies with blazing orbs of fire. The Player's Handbook will teach you the rules for spellcasting, the nature of magic in the D&D multiverse, and serve as your personal spellbook—who needs to go to wizard school?

Choose your spells from a huge A–Z directory, with full descriptions of over 350 of D&D's most beloved spells.

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Player's Handbook Starter Set Essentials Kit Core Rulebook Gift Set Dark Alliance Video Game
Perfect For: New or experienced players and Dungeon Masters New players & Dungeon Masters New players & Dungeon Masters New or experienced players and Dungeon Masters Video game enthusiasts
Includes: Walk-through to build new characters, Rules for role-playing and combat, Directory of 350+ spells with descriptions and illustrations Adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, Rulebook for playing characters level 1–5, 5 pre-generated characters, with character sheets and 6 dice Adventure Book and Rulebook, 6 Blank Character Sheets, 1 Dungeon Master Screen, 11 Dice, 1 Double Sided Map, 81 Magic Item Cards and Sidekicks, 50% off the Player's Handbook Digital Version and Access to extra online content All three core rulebooks (Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, Monster Manual) plus a Dungeon Master’s Screen, all collected in a stylish slipcase. Dark Alliance video game, Day One Edition - contains the beholder weapon set
Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One
Number of players: 3-5 4-6 2-6 3-5 1-4

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dungeons & Dragons; First edition (19 Aug. 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0786965606
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0786965601
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.34 x 2.03 x 27.69 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 42,357 ratings

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2.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book let down by cheap printing.
By Mr. P. D. Clarke on 14 April 2022
The text print shows slippage and registration errors on some of the pages. It matters when you’re using the book for extended periods as it causes eye fatigue and strain, but it’s just generally messy for a £30 book (£40 rrp) which should be flawless for the profit margin they’re getting.

Also, the pages have not been allowed to dry properly before being cut, stacked and bound. I worked in print for years and when you look down a book’s page edges and they’re all super-wavy, it’s because the printer has a lot of work on and pushes the book through too quickly without letting the ink dry fully and without controlling the temperature or the environment. As you can see from the edge shot, it looks like the pages have had a perm.

This would also explain why some of the other reviewers are reporting pages stuck together.

I had some more of these dnd books on order because they’re well priced here, but I think I’d rather see the thing before I buy it tbh so am cancelling those orders too.

From a book and publisher this expensive, it really should be a lot better quality than this.
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