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Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
The Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D races and classes.
Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. 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?
If you only buy one guide to DnD, make it this one
Reviewed by Matthew F on
Coming into DnD as a completely new player can be an intimidating prospect, whether as a player or a DM. However, the Player's Handbook is structured in such an approachable manner that it not only informs you, it inspires you. Browsing through, you'll look at the illustrations and daydream characters, backstories, or even whole worlds. It's clearly written, complete with both excellently detailed paragraphs, and clear and concise tables for quick reference.
Put simply, it's a must for anyone interested in the RPG, and invaluable for anyone playing. It's also of beautiful, glossy, high quality, and looks as good on a shelf as on a table.
Great fun, high quality
R4mzy onReviewed by
I have not played any other D&D besides this 5th Edition, and as a D&D newb I am thoroughly enamoured with the game. It's not the easiest thing to wrangle four to five humans together to play, and to play well you really need to dedicate some time to setting your character up and familiarising yourself with the game (not to mention the work that goes into being a GM...), but when the dice start rolling, this thing can't be beat.
Admittedly you can find this book and every other D&D book "elsewhere," but as a player I would highly encourage getting the PHB at a minimum. At least two or three people need one of these around in a game, especially with newbies, because no matter your laptop or tablet, it's always easier, quicker, and more satisfying to find your references in the book. I generate my characters with the help of online generators almost exclusively, but no matter how helpful those are I always find myself checking things in the book which are just easier to find than attempting to dig up a PDF or find your tool-of-choice's descriptions, plus the anecdotal information in the info blocks on the pages, which won't be in the tool-tips, can prove super helpful. The book facilitates the creativity that makes D&D the engaging, unique experience it should be, and there's no helper-spreadsheet that I've found which manages that.
Amazing for newbies and veterans
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The rules are clear, the art is beautiful and the content is pitched perfectly to help new players get into the game as well as give veterans plenty of advice on how to add extra depth and dimension to the roles they play. If you want to play D&D all you really need is this book and a set of dice!
Something old, something new, definitely better
Dan B onReviewed by
For those experienced payers who drifted away from the RPG feeling that the game had lost touch with its roots, now's the time to rekindle that old love. With a perfect balance of pathos and intelligent design this truly is the finest edition crafted with love and thought.
The Player's Handbook is all you will need to unlock vast worlds of imagination and fantasy. So grab some friends, roll some dice and set off for adventure!