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Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook TSR2014 Vintage TSR Softcover Rulebook by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Moldvay Edition, Poor/Poor

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This listing is for a vintage Dungeons and Dragons Basic Rulebook published in 1981. This is the 64-page perfect-bound revision edited by Tom Moldvay. The Basic rulebook was included with the boxed sets and sold separately as well.

Lots of great black and white artwork is sprinkled throughout this tome.


From the back of the tome:

Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game is a step out of the ordinary. Each adventure is like writing a novel. Players assume the roles of elves, dwarves, halflings, or humans and travel through a fantastic world filled with danger and excitement. Adventurers will wander through frightening dungeons conquering evil foes and meeting terrible dragons.

Dungeons and Dragons fantasy game is the original "role-playing" game and this booklet makes it easier than ever to play. This rulebook contains all the rules needed to begin playing and running Dungeons and Dragons adventures. The rules have been reedited and organized so that people who have never played the game before will be able to begin playing with a minimum amount of preparation. Dungeons and Dragons fantasy game can be played by anyone. The entire family will enjoy a Dungeons and Dragons adventure. And with the more than 100 monsters included in this booklet, no two adventures will ever be alike.


This great rulebook is in Poor condition throughout. The cover is very worn, has been taped back together with masking tape, has heavy scuffing, creasing , corner damage, and heavy wear/notches all around the edges. There is some discoloration. There is a terrible staple rust stain in the fold. The inside shows overall heavy wear with damaged corners and worn and notched edges. The original owner's name is on the front. There are some light discolorations, stray pencil and some red pen on one of the illustrations. The staples are so badly rusted that they have made big stains on the interior pages, and are crumbling leaving the center pages loose.

Please Note:

Please look at the pictures and contact me if you have any questions.

Most of my packing supplies are reused, so don't be too surprised if you have a combination of paper, airbags, and whatever else I have laying around.

I would be happy to wrap your gift purchase at no charge and write a personal note on the packing slip. Just add a note to the shopping cart at check-out. 

  • Item Info/Title: Basic Rulebook
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Mfg. Code: 1
  • Mfg. Number: TSR2014
  • Game System: Basic Dungeons and Dragons 
  • Author: Tom Moldvay
  • No. of Pages: 64
  • Format: Softcover Rulebook
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Series: Basic
  • Dimensions: 8.5"x11"x0.2"
  • Weight: 7 oz