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Download the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Basic Rules Set for Free

Are you an avid Dungeons & Dragons player who is curious about the latest edition, been away from the game for a bit but want to get back in, or someone who is completely new to the game? Then we have the perfect opportunity to share with you! The Basic Rules set for the latest edition is now available to download for free!

Image courtesy of Wizards of the Coast.

The great thing about the Basic Rules set is that it gives people who are curious about the new edition, or those who have never played the game before, a perfect chance to have everything they need to play the game for free without risk.

The set is able to completely stand on its own ‘as is’ with no additional materials/books required, but if desired, the three core books can be purchased to add additional character classes, races, monsters, and more to that shiny new campaign!

The Player’s Rule Book is currently at version 0.2 (second release) and comes with quite a bit of material packed into 115 pages. The Basic Rules focus on four main classes (Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard), four main character races (Dwarves, Elves, Halflings, and Humans), character creation, equipment, how to play the game, adventuring, combat, spell casting, and much more. There is even an excellent three page character sheet provided at the end of the book.

The first version (0.1) of the Dungeon Master’s Rule Book was just released this past week and is still pretty basic at the moment. Its 61 pages mainly focus on monsters, basic NPC types characters can encounter while adventuring, building combat encounters, and the first group of magic items.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that there will continue to be updates to both books through December when the final version (1.0) is released. The updates are coinciding with the release of the three core books throughout the fall, so look for more goodness to show up in both!

So what are you waiting for? Hurry on over the WotC website and get your copy of the Basic Rules set today!

Download Links

Note: There are regular and printer-friendly versions of each book available to choose from.

Download the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Basic Rules Set (PDF Format) [Wizards of the Coast]

Note: There are multiple versions of character sheets available in the zip file (including ‘form fillable’ ones).

Download the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Character Sheets (PDF Format) [Wizards of the Coast]

If you are looking for a nice bit of extra goodness, then you can also download the following supplement file for the ‘Tyranny of Dragons’ campaign.

Special Note: This is a direct download link for the PDF file.

Download the ‘Hoard of the Dragon Queen’ Supplement (PDF Format) [Wizards of the Coast]

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  • Published 08/18/14