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Do You Want The New Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules For Free?

Written by sdsichero on Thursday, July 03 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Do You Want The New Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules For Free?

It's a very easy ability check if you do…

Source: Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons

With the release of the next (5th) edition of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) right around the corner, the folks at Wizards of the Coast (publishers of the game) have decided to give out the basic rules for the game free.

For those who have played the game before, the new version doesn't appear to be a revolutionary change from previous iterations of the game. You still have the basic races (Dwarves, Elves, Halflings, and Humans) and classes (Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard). Hit points still exist and you have your base attributes/abilities (Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma) based on the total of three 6 sided dice. Armor classes, leveling, alignments are all also back. Sounds like good 'ol D&D.

Still, since it is free, it might be worth looking at whether you are new to the hobby or a veteran just wanting to see what's different. These basic rules come in the form of a pdf which spans over 100 pages and includes some character sheets at the end. Here's a listing at the chapters included:

  • Introduction (pg. 2)
  • Chapter 1: Step-By-Step Characters (pg. 6)
  • Chapter 2: Races (pg. 11)
  • Chapter 3: Classes (pg. 20)
  • Chapter 4: Personality And Background (pg. 33)
  • Chapter 5: Equipment (pg. 42)
  • Chapter 6: Customization Options (pg. 56)
  • Chatper 7: Using Ability Scores (pg. 57)
  • Chapter 8: Adventuring (pg. 63)
  • Chapter 9: Combat (pg. 69)
  • Chapter 10: Spellcasting (pg. 78)
  • Chapter 11: Spells (pg. 82)
  • Appendix: Conditions (pg. 105)

Sadly, no monsters. As noted, these are the basic rules, so if it sparks your interest it will cost you a few silver pieces to get the D&D Starter Set (today at select stores or July for a wide release) or the full core rulebooks starting in August.

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Sdsichero is Asian and he likes anime. He should write more articles.






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