publisher's website blurb:
Simple, elegant, and easy to learn -- but impossible to master. D4: Basic brings the ease of board game play combined with the versatility spawned from the very first role-playing games created. Play as four different heroes and battle your way through new worlds full of evils, both old and new. Discover untold treasure and uncover wondrous lost magical artifacts to help aid you in your struggle for victory. Make every decision count for each could be your last.
D4: Basic is constructed with an "open and play" mentality. With roughly only 8 pages of "rules" it can be learned in less than an hour by literally anyone. No longer is role-play gaming only for those that have the countless hours and patience to prepare for it. Using it's easy to learn rules D4: Basic opens the doors of gaming to even the most casual player. With D4: Basic you can experience the same gaming experiences you would with your favorite RPG, without having to slave over the countless pages of hefty tomes.