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Why are we abbreviating Player's Handbook to PHB?

"PHB" was the official abbreviation in the AD&D era. Although "PH" is more gramatically correct and has been the official abbreviation for some time now, "PHB" was ...
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Why are we abbreviating Player's Handbook to PHB?

The community and Wizards of the Coast have different use-cases and goals for their abbreviations. If either blindly followed the other, the abbreviations wouldn’t be doing their respective jobs. To ...
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Why are we abbreviating Player's Handbook to PHB?

WOTC legally required d20 licensees to abbreviate it "PHB". As others have noted, there's a legacy of calling it the PHB since the time of 1E AD&D. But even WOTC has been inconsistent ...
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What early D&D book features a black-&-white illustration of Ao playing a board game with Tiamat?

This one? Giantcraft (1995), p.8 This image meets most of your requirements: a humanoid potentially interpreted as giant, playing a chess-like game with a dragon, on a circular board with grid lines, ...
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Why are we abbreviating Player's Handbook to PHB?

I learned it from the use of others KRyan's answer is a great explanation for why WoTC doesn't use PHB. For myself (playing 1e since 1986, and Basic five years before that) PHB is what it 'has always ...
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What are the differences between regular and limited version of Planescape - Adventures in the Multiverse set?

Content for the two versions is the same Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse will be available with the normal and an alternate cover. There is no statement that the content of the alternate ...
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What type are the Dragons on these pages of Fizban's Treasury?

Page 14: Definitely Gold Dragon The art on page 14 is consistent with the Monster Manual description and art for a gold dragon: A gold dragon has a sagacious face anointed with flexible spines that ...
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What type are the Dragons on these pages of Fizban's Treasury?

Page 158. what about the one on the right, that is the mount of that knight with the lance? Dragonnel: if you go to page 190 of the same book, you will see a strong resamble for the images (IMVHO ...
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Is there a work-around solution to restrict a search to a specific sourcebook?

In addition to the search functionality in the mobile/tablet app, most of the specific “game rules” searches can filter by source book. So if you are searching for a spell, monster, magic item, feat ...
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