Revised Basic Set for Classical D&D
Item Code: #1011
Title: D&:D Basic Rules Set 1
Editor: Frank Mentzer
Format: box, 64 page rules book, 48 page book, dice, crayon
Comments: This boxed set was designed as an introduction to Classical D&D. This revised set covered levels character levels one to three. It was designed to teach players how to play and dungeon masters who to run dungeon adventures. This revision lacked the basic adventure included with the 1981 version, but included programmed adventures and other materials designed to make learning the game easy. This was the first box in a set of 5 boxed set designed by Frank Mentzer to take characters from 1st to 36th level and possibly beyond into the realm of the immortals with 36 additional levels. This was the standaard version of Classical D&D TSR used from 1983 onward. For some reason TSR gave this product the same item number as the earlier 1981 edition of the Basic Set. This made things very confusing.
From the back of the box:
“Your first step on the road to Adventure!”
This is a game that helps you imagine.
“As you whirl around, your sword ready, the huge red fire-breating dragon swoops TOWARDS you with a ROAR!”
See? You imagination woke up already. Now imagine: this game will probably be more FUN than any other game you’ve ever played!
The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game is a way for us to imagine together – sort of like reading the same book, or dreaming the same dream. But it’s a book that YOU can write, without putting a word on paper – just by playing the D&D game.
This New Popular Edition has been completely revised to include ONE-PLAYER GAMES as well as group games for Players and Dungeon Masters. YOU can start playing RIGHT AWAY!
This box contains all you need to start having FUN:
- Programmed adventures for easy learning and HOURS of FUN
- The PLAYER’S GUIDE for beginning characters – with simple and expert combat rules, magic spells, and role playing tips
- The DUNGEON MASTER’S HANDBOOK – full of treasures, monsters, and dungeons
- All the Dice you need – Six different kinds included, with marker crayon