From the back cover:
Welcome to the world of the D&D Game!
The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS(R) world is a place where powerful creatures contest with ordinary men and women in a subtle war pitting good against evil, law against chaos.
It is a world of magic, a world of mystery, a world of fantastic adventure--all a backdrop for your own adventures.
Inside is everything you need to launch your own version of the first campaign world, including:
- A full-color map of the land of the Flanaess, also showing the continents and seas of the planet Oerth.
- A short history of the land.
- Descriptions of 60 countries, ready for adventure.