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I'm looking to start playing D&D but I have never played so my knowledge is very limited. From what I can gather from reading about the different editions, I think I would prefer 1st or 2nd. My question is where should I begin? It will take me awhile to learn the game and I have two friends interested in playing. I will be the DM.

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closed as too broad by Brian Ballsun-Stanton May 3 at 23:59

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Welcome to the site! Please take a look at the tour and the help; they're a useful introduction to the site. And once you have 20+ rep, feel free to join the chat! Is there a particular reason why you're looking at 1st or 2nd edition? –  Tridus May 3 at 23:46
I could swear this is a duplicate, but I'm having trouble finding it –  Phil May 3 at 23:46
I've closed this as too broad, as this question could cover multiple different books. If it's edited for a request for resources to read for a specific system, that's less bad, but as it's stands it's not a good fit for the site. –  Brian Ballsun-Stanton May 4 at 0:00
I don't know that it's too broad but it's not clear- I suspect it's a duplicate of either rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/4457/… or rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/11033/… or it's a game-rec question to recommend a game (rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/28479/…) or a D&D edition rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/13212/… –  mxyzplk May 4 at 0:20

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