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Wizards of the Coast

Game system(s): D&D 5th Edition,
Line: D&D 5th Edition Core Books,
Genre: Fantasy,

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Fun with stats: D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules is ranked #7 out of 53 products with 10 or more reviews, placing it in the 89% percentile. It is rated 18 points higher than the overall average product rating of 75.5%. With 34 reviews, this is the #10 most reviewed product.

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Rated by 34 readers at 93.5% who deem this a CRITICAL HIT. This should be part of your collection.
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The Basic Rules for Dungeons & Dragons is a PDF (over 100 pages, in fact) that covers the core of the game. It runs from levels 1 to 20 and covers the cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard, presenting what we view as the essential subclass for each. It also provides the dwarf, elf, halfling, and human as race options; in addition, the rules contain 120 spells, 5 backgrounds, and character sheets.

But the best part? The Basic Rules is a free PDF. Anyone can download it from our website. We want to put D&D in as many hands as possible, and a free, digital file is the best way to do that.
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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    You get close to the full game with this rule set. Yes, you only have the four iconic classes and races, and a much smaller selection of spells. However, you can actually play D&D for free with this. If you're new to D&D or role playing games in general, you have nothing to lose by downloading these from the Wizard's of the Coast website and start playing. Don't wait. Just go do it already.

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    All the basic rules, including four classes and races up to 20th level, for free. And continually updated with more content. What's not to like?

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    It's free. It covers the basics of Dungeons & Dragons, enough to get a group of people playing and understanding the rules with the least amount of effort. It is, simply put, a gateway drug to the full books, which simply add MORE variety without getting lost in the fun. Get it and you'll be on your way to slaying orcs and mind flayers in no time. Well, maybe not mind flayers. Not just yet at least.

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    Overall, this is a free product that provides excellent content to anyone that wants to play D&D. This is fantastic for the growth of our hobby.But, the file could be reshaped to be less like a PH without images and more like an intro for new players. On Twitter it has been said by WotC that they intend to do that over time. If they can do that it will be an incredible offering.

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    I am amazed that they are giving away so much material. They really do want to get people to game again.

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    Everything you need to play an excellent rules-lite D&D, and it's free! It's a return to OD&D, or Basic/Expert edition D&D if you prefer. Focus more on your imagination, and less on burdensome rules!

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    Perfect price, best D&D rules.

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    The core rules are well thought out, and thoroughly tested. They do appear to have cherry picked from previous editions. Early edition feel with learnings from decades of play. Find out is you want this to be your game system for free. We find it fast and easy to play.

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    5 out of 5 rating for D&D 5th Edition Basic Rules

    Having well playtested rules is a great idea.

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