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Dungeons and Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set, 4th Edition

by Andy Collins, Rob Heinsoo, James Wyatt

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4E no longer should be referred to as Dungeons & Dragons, it has about as much in common with earlier editions of D&D as Chutes and Ladders has in common with Monopoly. It's a completely different game and WotC should be honest and admit as much.

Game balance has been put at a premium at the expense of both realism and role-playing potential. It's a fine game if you're looking for a balanced small-scale combat simulation, but I suggest role-players look elsewhere. ( )
  Cromonhismountain | Dec 15, 2009 |
A wonderful update to the venerable D&D roleplaying gaming.

The 4th edition brings the game in a direction that many fans may find problematic. Specifically, the game borrows heavily from the current popularity of MMORPGS, such as World of Warcraft, and implements a number of game mechanics reminiscent of such games.

Overall, the rules have been simplified and more action oriented. This edition is a step forward, and in my opinion a much needed one, from the 3.0 and 3.5 mechanics ( )
  bingereader | Jul 7, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786950633, Hardcover)

All three 4th Edition core rulebooks in one handsome slipcase.

The Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game has defined the medieval fantasy genre and the tabletop RPG industry for more than 30 years. In the D&D game, players create characters that band together to explore dungeons, slay monsters, and find treasure. The 4th Edition D&D rules offer the best possible play experience by presenting exciting character options, an elegant and robust rules system, and handy storytelling tools for the Dungeon Master.

This gift set provides all three 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks (Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual) in a handsome slipcase that looks great on any bookshelf.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:39 -0400)

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