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What are the major differences between AD&D 1st Edition & AD&D 2nd Edition

Supposedly on May 21st WoTC are going to release a premium limited edition reprinting of Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition in of honor of the late Gary Gygax. I already own the AD&D 1st edition ...
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mechanics of attack and roll damage for hill dwarf figther lvl1 [duplicate]

STR 13 +1 DEX 14 +2 CON 17 +4 INT 15 +2 WIS 12 +1 CHA 17 +3 So, I attack with one hand Battleaxe 1d8 with dueling fighting style: Attack rolld20 - 16+1 from strength +2 from proficiency with ...
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How do I know which edition of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) the books I'm looking at are for?

I know there are quite a few editions of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), each of which has loads of rules, source, and splat books. But how do I know which edition the books I'm looking at are for? ...
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Is 4th edition good for learning 5th edition

A while back I got into D&D at a young age but didn't get far into it before it faded from my mind. Recently (last week) I got back into it after watching some YouTube videos which cleared up a ...
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Do the dungeon modules from the old Basic D&D work with the new Basic D&D?

I am old and I haven't played D&D seriously in many years. But I remember it. My 12yo son has a crew that want me to DM a game for them. In the interest of leveraging my (limited) existing ...
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What do I need to buy to get started with D&D? [duplicate]

Obviously, the Starter Set. But when I see the catalog of my game shop I saw there's Dragonfire, Dungeon Masters Guide, and Monster Manual. But do I need all these to have an interesting D&D ...
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Why were AD&D modules designed for so many player characters?

Recently I've been looking through AD&D modules for session ideas. Something I've noticed is that many of the modules were designed for more player characters than I've generally seen in one ...
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Is the ascent to godhood of this character from Dragonlance Legends in the rules?

Reading the Dragonlance Legends trilogy, However, since Dragonlance also was a series of D&D supplements as well as its own game, this sparked one thought: Is this inside the rules as presented ...
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Need help on going DnD5 or DnD3.5/Pathfinder [duplicate]

I have a cluster situation. I used to DM Advanced DnD a looooong time ago and with life I gave it up for other things. Well my kids want to play DnD and want me to DM. My oldest son went to a books ...
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What are the main differences between Basic red box D&D (any version) and 5e?

I'm getting back into the hobby and I've re-read Moldvay's red book and Cook's Blue book and it's all come back to me. I've read the question "What are the big differences between the D&D ...
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Does there exist a table associating character level to a description of character's typical notoriety, influence, power and status?

Does there exist a table for any edition of D&D giving a suggestion of a PC's role within a setting based upon their character level? I mean role in terms of notoriety, level of direct and ...
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Can anyone help a newbie group get started with P&P D&D? [closed]

My friends and I have been always being fascinated with D&D, and even better the community is great and really helpful. Can you help us get started with D&D? Since we've never played the Pen-...
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What exactly is AD&D? [closed]

I am considering getting a new Dungeons & Dragon set, and I am considering getting AD&D, but what really is AD&D? Does it involve more combat compared to 4e? Does it add more classes ...
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How different is D&D since it first came out?

I have never played Dungeons and Dragons, but I have participated in several other RPGs, and my Dad recently posed interest in playing since he was an avid D&D player when he was younger. I ...

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