Dungeons and dragons blue box

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dungeons and dragons blue box

Dungeons And Dragons Basic Set [Box Set] by John Eric Holmes

I reviewed this under the basic rules book. Since I first managed to get the boxed set of what was to be called Basic Dungeons and Dragons and then later the hard cover books of what we then called Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) I have enjoyed D&D and many other RPGs (Role Playing Games).

At the time D&D arrived on the scene fantasy readers were fewer and farther between and Fantasy Gamers were nonexistent. Later arcade games provided electronic fantasy for $.25 a play. When D&D hit our chance to get into fantasy worlds could also involve novels, pulp magazines AND sitting around a table with pencils, paper and dice.

As Sheldon Cooper pointed out we used the most powerful engine for fantasy gaming, our minds, LOL.


This holds a lot of good memories...lots of hours burned fighting kobolds, orcs and slaying dragons. Thats right all you young nerds, we were there when it all started. :)
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Published 28.12.2018

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Expert Set (light blue box)

It was published in August — or perhaps a bit later. About the Title. For their second printing that title was updated to "Set 2: Expert Rules", which definitely makes more sense. About the Cover. To highlight the wilderness focus of the Expert Rules , the new cover features a fighter on horseback battling a dragon out in the middle of nowhere. About the Box.

RPG Reference Home. What's New Questions? Sell us your stuff? A very special early Woodgrain set owned by Dave Arneson. New spells, treasure, combat rules.

This is what caused me to get into the hobby.
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It is aimed solely at introducing the reader to the concepts of fantasy role playing and the basic play of this game. To this end it limits itself to basics.

First published in , it saw a handful of revisions and reprintings. The first edition was written by J. It gives rules for character creation and advancement for player characters at beginning levels. It also includes information on how to play adventures inside dungeons for both players and the Dungeon Master. Holmes preferred a lighter tone with more room for personal improvisation, while Gary Gygax, who wrote the Advanced books, wanted an expansive game with rulings on any conceivable situation which might come up during play, and so could be used to arbitrate disputes at tournaments. The first Basic Set was available as a page stand-alone rulebook featuring artwork by David C. Sutherland III , or as part of a boxed set , which was packaged in a larger, more visually appealing box than the original boxed set, allowing the game to be stocked on retail shelves and targeted at the general public via toy stores.

It was first published in as an expansion to the Basic Set. Although the version of the basic set extensively used the fantasy world of Blackmoor which was a feudal kingdom that drew inspiration from The Lord of the Rings , [ citation needed ] Schick and Moldvay decided to change the setting for the revision. The Basic Set saw a major revision in by Tom Moldvay. Eric Holmes in Marsh , supporting character levels 4 through


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