When the Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook rolled out [in September 2014].
This edition of D&D is fresh take on the beloved game, while also echoing back to classic older versions, rightly putting the emphasis back on story, roleplaying, and worldbuilding. The reboot should have the effect of both luring back jaded former players and attracting hordes of newbies. The books are smartly designed, too, with just enough artwork to inspire your next adventure. And they call it a game...a game!
From the Designers
With this book and a set of dice, you have everything you need for a lifetime of D&D gaming
The Player’s Handbook provides everything you need to create your own character for the D&D game. Create a wood elf fighter who is the champion of the peasantry, a mountain dwarf cleric who guards the relics of the gods, a dragonborn rogue plagued by guilt over a past crime, or a human wizard delving into the secrets of the cosmos. Those are just a few of the character options available. The choices you make and the story you tell are all yours.
The book details the most popular options for characters—enough to make an unlimited number of heroes—including wielders of weapons, wondrous spells, ingenuity, and magical healing.
About Dungeons & Dragons
An innovator in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as tabletop. Fifth edition D&D draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.
All the rules you need to play Dungeons & Dragons including exploration, socialization, and combat.
Discover the many spells available to spellcasters, including clerics, druids, bards, and wizards.
Playtested by hundreds of thousands of gamers to ensure an easy-to-use set of rules.
With the Player’s Handbook, you can:
Create Infinite Characters
A elvish cleric, driven from society for trespassing on tradition. A dwarven paladin, atoning for an ignominous past. The Player’s Handbook provides the skeleton for your characters. Flesh them out however you choose.
Use dice and paper to step into the D&D world. Discover new lands, creatures, peoples, and legends. Arm yourself with sword and shield or cast powerful spells to take on your enemies.
Discover Spells and Magic
Learn to resurrect your allies with the touch of your hand or punish your enemies with blazing orbs of fire. The book includes a directory of spells, from rudimentary illusions like Dancing Lights to devastating attacks like Meteor Swarm.