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D&D Player's Handbook

WotC Code:

Product Type: Core Manual
ISBN Number: 978-07869-6560-1
Author: Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford
Cover Artist:

Tyler Jacobson

Release Date: July 2014
Format: Hardcover (320 pages)

The following text is taken from a description by WotC on their website:

'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. The first of three core rulebooks, the Player's Handbook is the book every player needs to experience the full breadth of what Dungeons & Dragons has to offer. An essential resource for new and existing players to create interesting characters with rich backgrounds and compelling capabilities, ready for adventure. Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170,000 fans of the game.'

Realms-specific content:

  • Race and Class sections within character building chapters contain locations within Faerûn and character aspects relating to Realms clans etc.
  • Sidebars\boxes containing background lore for races.
  • Personality and Background chapter uses Realms-specific scenarios and novel characters in examples.
  • Gods of the Multiverse chapter contains summary list of Forgotten Realms deities.

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