|Product Dimensions||23.11 x 5.33 x 29.21 cm; 608 Grams|
|Manufacturer recommended age||13 years and up|
|Item model number||WTCA92160000|
|Original Release Date||2014|
|Number of Game Players||4, 6|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||15 July 2014|
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|Age range (description)||Ages 12+|
|Number of players||4, 6|
|Brand||Dungeons & Dragons|
About this item
- PLAY YOUR FIRST D&D GAME: This box set will introduce a group of 4 to 6 players to their first games of Dungeons & Dragons.
- EVERYTHING YOU NEED: Includes an introductory rulebook, an adventure book, 6 pre-generated character sheets and 6 dice.
- START YOUR ADVENTURE: Once you’ve mastered the Starter Set expand your skills with the D&D Essentials Kit and core rulebooks including the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual and Dungeon Master’s Guide.
- UNLEASH YOUR IMAGINATION: Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world of adventure
What's in the box?
From the manufacturer
Everything you Need
This includes everything you need to get started with your first D&D game.
This boxed set is designed for up to six players, with one of you taking on the role of the game’s lead storyteller, the Dungeon Master.
Join the adventure
If you’d like to learn even more about D&D, the Starter Set is a perfect jumping-off point, leading next to the main Dungeons & Dragons books: the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.
- 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
- 6 dice
What You'll find inside
Five Ready-to-Play Characters
In D&D, you create characters and play their roles in a story. Choose from a halfling rogue, seeking revenge against a traitorous ally. An elven wizard, called to duty by the god of knowledge - altogether five characters are ready for adventure, and great models for future characters.
Explore The Lost Mine of Phandelver
The Dungeon Master is the game’s narrator and referee. You’ll play the roles of the monsters and villains your players encounter as they battle and plunder their way through Neverwinter in the The Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure.
Weave Legendary Stories
In D&D, the story is guided by your actions, and your actions are guided by the rules. Harnesses your imagination and invite your friends to explore a fantastic world of adventure, where heroes battle monsters, find treasures, and overcome quests.
|Player's Handbook||Monster Manual||Dungeon Master's Guide||Starter Set||Essentials Kit|
|Perfect For||New or experienced players and Dungeon Masters||New & experienced Dungeon Masters||New & experienced Dungeon Masters||New players & Dungeon Masters||New players & Dungeon Masters|
|Includes||Walk-through to build new characters, Rules for role-playing and combat, Directory of 350+ spells with descriptions and illustrations||Guidelines for populating your adventures with iconic D&D monsters, 150+ monsters illustrated in vivid colour, 400+ tables with rules for each monster and History and lore to inspire your adventures||Rules and inspiration for running your adventures, Guidelines for non-player character creation, 240+ magic items with descriptions, lore, and illustrations and Dozens of tables to inspire in-game outcomes||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|
|Group Size||4 - 6 Players||2 - 6 Players|
About Dungeon & Dragons
An innovator in providing fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as tabletop. Fifth edition D&D draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide. The core rulebook series consists of three books: the Player’s Handbook, the Monster Manual, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide.
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast aims to bring people together through their shared love of games. Their quest is to create great gaming experiences through legendary stories, striking art and innovative game play.
Games include Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Avalon Hill and Transformers Trading Card Game.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 November 2016
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5e comes with some pre-filled character sheets, an extremely basic rule book with no real explanation to anything other than when to take your turn and a campaign book you can play through to understand how DMing works. Once you've finished these two pamphlets you're on your own. Oh and you get some dice.
This set is adequate for players who are already familiar with D&D, but if you're already familiar you'd be better off spending your money on the Player Handbook (not included) and printing off some blank character sheets from the internet. The fact that you can't create your own character using anything in this starter box should be enough to point you towards something better.
The starter pack contains a few guided character sheets (which we are using for our first quests to get the hang of the rules), a DM playbook and rule book, and a set of nice navy marbled dice for the DM. The best part of the set is the pre-made quests: it allows the DM to get the hang of their role and start storytelling and embellishing whilst also giving some guidance and an end to the quest.
Me and 3 of my friends have played for a few hours each time and are finding the starter kit really helpful - though I also recommend printing or downloading the player rulebook guide that can be found on the DnD website (it's much more helpful for accurate magic rules and how to play as a magician/elf/etc.).
Really glad we bought this - hours of fun ahead!
My experience is two booklets and some character sheets in a box, several hours watching youtube video, rereading the booklets, trying to play the mission, getting stuck and then rereading the booklets, then going online to buy the 5e Dungeon Master book, and then watching more videos, and rereading the booklets - seriously, I think we got through three bottles of scotch on holiday trying to work out this cursed game. The amount of studying you need to do is on par with a level 6 undergraduate assignment. It'll take you a week to understand 'combat', and another week to understand 'weapons', and a month to work out 'resting'. Jesus! Find a dungeon master and learn from them instead - whoever came up with the idea of a 'starter box' for this turgid monstrosity of a game needs it inserting in their behind.
This box is padded out with a large card insert and contains only a stripped down rule book some character sheets that anyone could print off at home and a pack of generic cheapo dice, the sort you can buy for about two quid.
for 5gbp I could go to my local print shop and have a higher quality version of these rules printed on a pdf, buy more dice, and still have some change left over.
If you are looking to start D&D this box is more or less a con, and your better off looking up a PDF of the rules and printing a few character sheets untill you can afford the full books.
Having said that, after watching hours of tutorial videos on the side, I feel confident enough to play the story with friends. The story is well written and exciting so makes for hours of fun.
This really does come with everything you need (except enough dice, you can never have too many dice) & is excellent. I've role played for years, but never run a campaign & this really does give you everything you need to run one.
Can't recommend it enough
By Eleni Galiti on 20 November 2016