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Review: The Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition Player's Handbook contains all the rules you need to create characters and begin adventuring with the world's most popular role-playing game. Newcomers to the game will appreciate this book's clear explanations, effective examples, pleasing layout, elegant rules, and brilliant art. It's never been easier to create and role-play a heroic human ranger, cunning elf wizard, or any other fantasy character from the game's 7 races and 11 classes.
Old-school players will likewise be pleased, as the outdated AD&D rules system has been given a thorough overhaul. Gone are almost all the old restrictions on race and alignment. Halfling sorcerers, half-orc paladins, dwarf barbarians and gnome monks are now possible. THACO, negative armour class, funky saving throws, inflated ability scores, heat-based infravision and just about every other needlessly complex rule has been reworked into a faster, more consistent and fun system. Players can choose unique special abilities for their characters as they gain levels, which means that even two fighters of the same race and class can have very different abilities. The end result of all these changes is a dynamic game with more customised characters.
Almost every page has some form of new artwork, and the art almost always serves to explain a concept or illustrate a point. The book is filled with example montages that help to show the difference between human, half-elf and elf, or relative size differences between creatures or what the various levels of cover and concealment look like. These illustrations make the rules much more clear. The style of the artwork is consistent throughout the book and is a definite departure from older editions of AD&D. Instead of the classic medieval artwork of Larry Elmore, the new book has the spiky, leathery, Mad Max-meets-Renaissance look of the Magic: The Gathering card game.
The illustrative changes may be too radical a departure from AD&D tradition for some, but the other modifications are definite improvements. The rules are fast and clear, and the characters--including the new sorcerer class and the return of the monk, barbarian and half-orc--are fabulous. If you're new to the D&D game, then this rule book is the perfect introduction. And if you're an old-school gamer who's played D&D since its inception, then welcome to then new era. You won't want to go back. --Mike Fehlauer, Amazon.com
Title: Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook: Core ...
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Used: Acceptable
Edition: Third Edition.
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, 2000. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2822425478
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Wizards of the Coast Dungeons & Dragons (3rd Edition) (d20) - Player's Guides Player's Handbook 3.0 (VG+) (2nd printing, includes CD) Manufacturer: Wizards of the Coast Product Line: Dungeons & Dragons (3rd Edition) (d20) - Player's Guides Type: Hardcover Code: WOC11550 Copyright Date: 2000 Author: Jonathan Tweet Page Count: 304 Please review the condition and any condition notes for the exact condition of this item. All pictures are stock photos. The condition of the item you will receive is VG+ - 2nd printing, includes CD. Our grading system is explained in the terms of sale section of our bookseller page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Product Description: Here is the indispensable manual of fantasy roleplaying. The Player's Handbook includes everything you need to create and play your ideal DUNGEONS & DRAGONS character. Pick up this book and join the millions of other players who have made the D&D game the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game!. Bookseller Inventory # 2148576268
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Third Edition. hard back book vg light wear * but has no cd rom/Unmarked*[br ]*Dungeons & Dragons *. Bookseller Inventory # 102914010
Book Description . Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001226950
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Previously may have been exposed to water (some marks remain but is usable) Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001358003
Book Description Wizard of the Coast. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Cd present. Text block pulling away from binding, though no visible tears, perfectly good play copy. 01/01/00. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000106219
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, U.S.A., 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Second Printing. Clean very good hard cover. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 036013
Book Description TSR, Inc, Lake Geneva, WI, 2000. Illustrated Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition second printing. Everything you need to create & play your ideal Dungeons & Dragons character. Orig. published in 1996, this is the SECOND PRINTING from 2000. Includes unopened CD in rear pocket. Oversized hardcover book is in VG condition: extremely clean, binding tight & square. Former owner's name in small pen inside front cover. NO writing or underlining or highlighting. NOT ex-lib. No DJ as issued by publisher. Only real flaw is bumped corners & rubbing to extremities. Please see our 5 photos--they show the EXACT book you will receive from us--NOT "stock" images! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2017. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship very next business day. Bookseller Inventory # 014241
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, U.S.A., 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. book is tight with no markings, some bumping to corners Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024192
Book Description Wizards of the Coast, 2000. illustrierter Pappeinband, second printing. 286 Seiten, zahlreiche Illustrationen, 1 CD-Rom am Ende des Bandes, Lex.-8°, eine Ecke und Rücken unten etwas gestaucht, Gewicht: 1100 g. Bookseller Inventory # 31172