Published by Wizards of the Coast on August 19th 2014
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?
Full on nerd out continues. After finally giving up on the starter set I finally went for the full monty and got the Player’s Handbook.
This book is a must have for anyone serious about getting into D&D. For one it has all the rules for creating a new character, which is most important. I don’t know about you, but I think premade characters suck. There’s something about rolling up the character yourself and deciding on traits and such.
Second this book has all the rules for play. All. Of. Them. Not just the basics. Screw that tiny little starter guide.
Third this handbook has all the items and spells you could want, and they’re pretty epic.
But my favorite part of the Player’s Handbook is all the gorgeous art throughout this book. Seriously, the detail on this stuff is incredible and I love to just sit and flip through it.
If you’re just a casual D&Der you can probably just borrow a friend’s or your DM’s book ( they should have one). This book is pretty pricey. But in my opinion it’s totally worth it.
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From my shelf to yours,