Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (core Rulebook, D&d Roleplaying Game): A Core Rulebook For The Fifth Edition Of Dungeons & Dragons by Wizards Rpg TeamDungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (core Rulebook, D&d Roleplaying Game): A Core Rulebook For The Fifth Edition Of Dungeons & Dragons by Wizards Rpg Team

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Hardcover | August 19, 2014

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Create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
The Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create characters from among the most iconic D&D races and classes.
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• In Dungeons & Dragons, you and your friends coauthor your own legend. Guided by a Dungeon Master, you create characters and play their roles in a story, rolling dice and navigating maps as you unfold a tale as limitless as your imagination.
• The Player’s Handbook is the first of three D&D core rulebooks, along with the Monster Manual and the Dungeon Master’s Guide. The Player’s Handbook is the cornerstone. It’s the foundational text of D&D’s fifth edition—for beginners and for veterans alike.
• The Player’s Handbook walks you through how to create a Dungeons & Dragons character—the role you’ll play in the D&D world.
Dungeons & Dragons is the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Created in 1974, D&D transformed gaming culture by blending traditional fantasy with miniatures and wargaming.
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Title:Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook (core Rulebook, D&d Roleplaying Game): A Core Rulebook For The…Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 11.2 × 8.5 × 0.8 inShipping dimensions:11.2 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Wizards Of The Coast PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Place to Start Whether you're already a fan of RPGs or just starting out for the first time, the 5e system is accessible and you will find everything a player needs to get started in the Players Handbook. The step-by-step directions are clear, and the artwork is evocative.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Welcome to 5th Edition I was skeptical of buying 5th edition after the mess that was 4th Edition. Not only has 5th edition been a great edition of D&D, it has been a great throw back to editions past like 2nd and 3.5. I highly recommend picking this product up with Xanathar's Guide to Everything. One negative is if you are a fan of playing Rangers, 5th Edition sadly at the moment isn't for you.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get this Now The only thing you need is this book and dice to play this will keep you entertained for hours with your friends and family.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for character creation The first time I made a DND character, I used this book as a reference and I found it helped immensely. The 5th edition is so user friendly and a whole lot of fun to play! My only concern is that the book is on the expensive side. I know it's a big book and it's hardcover at that, but the full price is a lot to pay; I'd recommend waiting for it to go on sale.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the details A newbie to the D&D Tabletop scene, I got this book at the recommendation of my friend who is a massive D&D fan. While I have not yet had a chance to put in practice the information I gleaned from this book, it feels just so complete that I can't wait to join a game. Would recommend for those interested in getting into D&D but feel the free guide from Wizards of the Coast is just too thin.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Handbook This book is a great item for Players and DM's everywhere. This is a great starting book that includes a decent amount of lore and information that can be helpful to new players. Recommended for all players looking to delve into 5th edition. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple In The Best Way D&D 5e has caught a lot of flack from OD&D and AD&D purists when it comes to lax rules and the playability by anybody, but I however find that it's newfound approachability makes the game more fun than prior editions. It has become easier to share with friends and family of any age that want to get into Tabletop RPG's. 5e is a success all around in my humble opinion.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Player Handbook Great for any D&D player and fan! It's a definite must-have
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great and Easy-to-Read Introduction to DnD The essential guide to creating a character in Dungeons and Dragons. This new edition is laid out in an easy-to-read and easy-to-grasp format that is firmly rooted on the games past while still opening the game to a whole new generation.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Beginers This handbook is a wonderful starting place for people looking to get into Dungeons and Dragons. Great explanations and step by step walkthroughs of character creation!
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful my son loves it! Best of all, we are learning D&D!!!!!
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Absolutely essential to playing D&D, I couldn't imagine trying to use just online resources. This manual as everything you need to get started, plus gorgeous art and lore.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Certainly a must have for any player. Love the art too!
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5e is a great RPG and this is all you really need to play. A great book, and a great way to get into the hobby. There are lots of other great d&d books to add to your game but this is the only essential one. #plumreviews
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for new players Just started this summer and I’ve definitely learned a lot about my friends while having lots of fun!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hey WotC...It's about time! Being a long time player of the game it's nice to see that Wizards of the Coast has finally fixed their blunders with the game. I was not a fan of 3.5 and 4th edition was just terrible. The new 5th edition has much more of the same feeling that 1st Edition had. The Player's Handbook is a wonderfully written core book that provides a plethora of information in a highly organized fashion. I'm glad I decided to take the plunge!
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty great 5th Edition is an easy to get started form of D&D that is quite fun to play with friends, and learn more about creative writing. The only downside is the Index, which is one of the worst I've ever seen
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great As someone new to the Dungeons and Dragons game, this book is a great resource for me and helps a lot! When building my first character, reading this book was super helpful.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The New D&D Age Wizards of the Coast brought D&D back to it's roots with this the 5th edition player handbook. Incorporating all that they learned from the previous editions, the 5th edition is truly versatile and allows for players to be more creative and adaptive in their play style.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to the game D&D was For me this is a modern take of the classic D&D of 1st and 2nd edition. Really enjoy the simple Advantage and Disadvantage mechanic that does away with all that constantly changing bonuses into something that just roll two d20's and for Advantage take the best or for Disadvantage take the worst result.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Player's Handbook Very useful to learn the rules
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and fun Great resource and beautiful art. Love it.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great D&D Resource! Love this book for playing D&D! Lots of great info for fun games nights.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent RPG system. I have always been interested in table-top RPGs and I previously played D&D 4th edition before. However where 4th edition's combat was a chore, 5th edition combat is quick and refreshing. Where 4th edition had a heavy focus on battles, 5th edition places more of the focus on role-playing. While the character creation is not as easy as 4th edition, it is still very do-able without a character creator and nowhere near as painful as in something like 3.5 or Pathfinder. Overall, this is an excellent system for both newbies and veterans alike.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great art, best edition yet. Best Player guide ever for the greatest edition of D&D ever. LOved every page of it and the art is very inspiring.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing! The 5th Edition Player's Handbook brings D&D back to the core elements that make it an amazing experience to play. Couple that with some new elements and all the details needed to create compelling characters and it's one of the best source books there is.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth picking up As a D&D player, new or old, this is a tool worth getting. It has everything you need to navigate through the world your DM will create, the least you can do is be ready and learn your rules/spells or have this at the ready when needed!
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new best friend As a new player to the world of D&D, I can say for certain the Player's Handbook has been my best friend. It's essential in any D&D game and is worth the investment 100%.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME I got into D&D after playing with my husband's family, and having the Player's Handbook has made me a much better player! We are able to get so much more done which makes more fun!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book D&D 5th Edition is definitely the way to go for anyone interested in playing or trying D&D. The 5th Edition is a lot more approachable than past editions of the game. Beautifully put together as well, nice art, as well as well written and explained rules.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome this game provides hours of fun. there are basic rules for free online, but if you decide you like the game, this handbook is worth the price. have fun rolling those dice!
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great edition, needs some tweaking I lost interest in 3rd edition and 4th edition just wasn't for me. I had expanded my gaming horizons and found much to offer out there. Thankfully, Wizards of the Coast also took insight from modern gaming and made some wonderful changes. This game feels streamlined and substantial: Backgrounds are integral and thought-provoking, the Advantage/Disadvantage system is elegant and simple and the Classes are built with some good variety within them. Nothing is perfect, but along with the Dungeon Master's Guide, I think that every D&D fan can get an ideal experience.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time player As a newcomer to D&D, this is a great resource to have. Beautiful artwork and everything is explained very clearly. Definitely a must.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Beginnings As a person that cut his teeth on 4e this was a change of pace for me. I very excited to get my feet wet in this edition.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have when you're playing at the table I've only been playing RPGs for the last few years, but for being my first time playing D&D, I like how fifth edition has an easy pickup level, with some nice, more difficult classes for after you've learned. The book is a must-have when at the table playing, and the artwork and text are very good, though I would definitely purchase it when it's on sale, as $60 is a little tough, especially for newer players. But all in all, I say get it!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First D&D Book I picked this off a friend's bookshelf and couldn't put it down. I was immersed in the lore and beautiful artwork.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New to D n D and this book is super helpful My friends and I started playing Dungeons and Dragons and no we all have purchased this book!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an outstand ing book very helpful and right in depth for any newcomer to dnd and very simplistic gets characters done in a hurry
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Game I have been playing for years, from first ed all the way to this current one. Book is good. Rules are pretty straight forward for a new player to understand, options for a quick make character are available so makes it easy for a new person to try it out. Book also contains some nice art work, and the flow of chapters is great. On the down side it's a little light on the feat section I thought, and spells you think they could do it the old way and sort by level then by spell name but that's old school :) I'd recommend it of course if your getting into the game, unless you have friend you could borrow a copy from :p
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive Useful for a complete novice like me
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very helpful! would absolutely recommend this to anyone considering playing the game
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Return to old school D&D I played for years when I was younger, D&D, AD&D 1st edition, AD&D 2nd edition. I had looked at the 3rd and 4th editions and didn't like them very much. Too many rules and too cumbersome. My friends and I (all 40 and 50 somethings with one token 20 something) started playing again and decided to try the 5th edition. It seems to mark a return to how D&D was when we were younger. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good revision of the classic RPG The basic redone with some of the better changes that have been tested in earlier versions. Some good attempts to encourage role playing.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good edition! I love this edition! It keeps the spirit of 3.5, while streaming and simplifying the rules. I am a teacher and I have started a DnD club at my school, and this edition really made my life easier when it comes to explaining the rules to new players.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginner Player, SO. MUCH. FUN. If you are wondering if you should give D&D a try, I'm here to tell you you definitely should. Even if you are new to Role Playing games, it is easy to get started, and you only have MORE fun the more you play. This book rolls a natural 20 every time ;)
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back in the Game If you played D&D back in the day like me, or if you never have and are thinking about it, 5E is worth it. Jump in and have an adventure!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No game is good enough now. Coming from someone who's spent hundreds of dollars on board games. This book stopped the splurge. Now I play DnD once a week and never looked back. The Forgotten Realms is your oyster. A must-have for DnD players. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No game is good enough now. Coming from someone who's spent hundreds of dollars on board games. This book stopped the splurge. Now I play DnD once a week and never looked back. The Forgotten Realms is your oyster. A must have for DnD players. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Edition I was skeptical when I first got this when it came out but after playing it for over two years I must say that 5E has become my favorite editionof DND and this was an excellent start to that. A must have for anyone serious about playing 5E.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best edition so far! I think this is the best edition so far! Simple, yet very precise. It's amazing for both new and experience players! Try it out, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very fun! D&D is very fun and the new edition stream lines many aspects to expedite game play. Great illustrations make the book awesome to look at, even if you are simply just casually flipping through. I've played Pathfinder and while I find that there are *some* aspects that are a bit better, overall the 5th edition of D&D I find is a much smoother experience because you spend *less* time having to flip through to check rules than before. This allows you to focus more on the fun stuff: exploring, combat and role playing; with less time having to consult lots of charts and do lots of math.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Introduction Easy to read, easy to use, easy to play. This sums up my experience with this Player's Manual. Those interested in D&D will find a good guide to the game that will answer all of their questions.
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great resource book This is my first experience as a dungeon master and this book is valuable and full of helpful information. My only complaint is that the binding let go and a 30 page section is now free-floating. For the price of the book I would expect this to be sturdier since it is the main resource for both players and DMs. I love the artwork and layout of the information.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Handbook they got it right, after the fluke of 4th edition, i think this is the best edition since 2nd, if you want to learn to play or wanting to see a new light on your games, please give it a chance, you will be more than happy, trust me!
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from content is exceptional but binding isn't Keep the receipt. The binding on mine failed and a 30 page section came unglued from the spine. It can be returned at the store but not replaced with in store stock. You have to order online again. Unless you like the $58 price tag for the in store ones.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wizards got it right I suppose we'll never get away from the vancian magic system.You could dream up a spell for virtually everything and any situation.Having said that being a cleric player almost exclusively i can appreciate a simpler more streamlined set of divine spells.As long as you remember to balance your 1 action vs concentration required spells you're okay.My only wish is that for example Detect Magic was made a cantrip,but i certainly can't complain about Revivify.This is a healing clerics dream spell!In previous editions Raise Dead was available as a 7th level spell(14th level PC) or Resurrection 9th level spell(18th level PC).Revivify is a 3rd level divine spell in 5th edition available (5th level PC).The Material component cost is high(300gp in diamonds) and you have a 1 minute window to cast it but it is worth a dragon's trove to a humble low level cleric.In general the divine spells are made to essentials with a wide range of healing magics.The Spell Advancement mechanic and the Domain powers are easily understood.Spell slots give casters flexibility and a simple way to enhance spells without requiring feats or an arcane game mechanic.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Start for D This is a huge improvement in production quality from previous editions and this product is equal or better than any pathfinder books coming out. The rules are easy to learn and run. Magic is special and has lots of detail vs. being lumped in with all the other powers in 4th edition. It's so fun to create characters again, even if they are fragile compared to the previous edition. Great work by the team at Wizards of the Coast! This is a must buy and the only book needed to be a player of D
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, poor delivery Being a serious D
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Welcome Back D After the disappointment that was 4th edition, I was cautious about what to expect with the 5th edition. I'm happy to say that I like what I see. Without rehashing what many other reviewers have written, I can say that it strikes a good balance between the previous editions, and would make a great starting point for new RPG players. My only complaint is the price; $58 for 1/3 of what a DM would need to run a campaign is a little steep, IMHO. However, the art is good, and the quality of the book is high, so this isn't a deal-breaker. If you liked the earlier versions, give this a try; and if you want to start playing for the first time, give this a try.
Date published: 2014-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comeback I was very happy with the new edition. After the departure of 4th ed this feels like D
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to Basics and the Origin of D The first of the three core rulebooks for Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons returns the game to its roots. It simplifies and streamlines with an elegant set of new rules that are both accessible to beginners and satisfying to veterans - and all of this wrapped up in a beautifully designed handbook that feels absolutely amazing to read and to use. Definitely a featured addition to my 85-book collection of handbooks, supplements and sourcebooks, and will be my group's first edition switch since starting to play six years ago. Coming from 3.5 Edition myself (having skipped 4th edition due to its severe departure from the traditional D
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Elegant Ruleset So, if you're reading this, maybe you're on the fence about purchasing this rulebook. What do you need to know to make a decision? Well, I'd say that depends on your background with D
Date published: 2014-08-23