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1974
Primary Name
Dungeons & Dragons (Woodgrain Box & White Box Sets)
Alternate Names
Men & Magic
Monsters & Treasure
The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures
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Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Year: 2013
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1977
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Year: 1975
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The "original" Dungeons & Dragons created by master magicians Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was published in 1974 and is a bit of a far cry from the D&D that was yet to come. But it's amazing to see this early take on the rules.

There were just three classes included: Fighting Man, Magic User and Cleric. Four races: Human, Elf, Hobbit and Dwarf.

The game was based on the miniatures wargame Chainmail and it borrows heavily from those rules.

Subtitled :
Rules for Fantastic Medieval Wargames
Campaigns Playable with Paper and Pencil
and Miniature Figures

The set includes :
Volume 1 : Men and Magic
Volume 2 : Monsters and Treasure
Volume 3 : The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures
Reference Sheets

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Table of Contents

Books

  • Men & Magic: Volume 1 of Three Booklets (36 pages, stapled)
  • Monsters & Treasure: Volume 2 of Three Booklets (40 pages, stapled)
  • The Underworld & Wilderness Adventures: Volume 3 of Three Booklets (36 pages, stapled)

Other Goodies

  • Reference sheets (booklet of 6-12 pages)
  • Errata sheet (only included with the 2nd and 3rd prints)
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