The Books You Need to Play Dungeons and DragonsHow do you kill something? What are ability scores? What are the different types of humans, elves, and dwarves? How do you cast Charm Person? How much damage does Magic Missiles do? Believe me, I know. If all you want to do is play Dungeons and Dragons, not Dungeon Master DM or submerse yourself into the culture, the Handbook is good enough.
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When you head to your friendly local game shop, it can be intimidating to stare at that massive shelf of hardcovers, adventures, guides, pamphlets, DM screens and tons more. Basic Rules. Get them here. The Starter Set. If the game has you interested and you just wanna try it out with some friends without going whole hog, get this box. It also has dice.