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There are a variety of editions of D&D published by TSR in parallel to AD&D that get collectively called “Basic D&D”, but the overall relationship of the editions to each other — and which are even separate editions — is not really obvious. It's especially not clear to the uninitiated.

What is the basic overview of these editions that would help someone trying to get a clear grip on these oft-overlooked games?

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