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Dungeons and Dragons Basic Rulebooks, Vintage TSR Rulebooks for the Basic Set by Frank Mentzner, Incomplete/Very Good

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This listing is for a copy of the Dungeon Master's Rulebook and the Player's Manual from the Basic Dungeons and Dragons Basic Box Set, TSR1011. The Dungeon Master's Rulebook is 48 pages and the Player's Manual is 64 pages. This is not the complete box set, just the two softcover rulebooks. 


From the introduction:

 "Your first step on the road to Adventure!"

This is a game that helps you imagine.

"As you whirl around, your sword ready, the huge red fire-breathing dragon swoops TOWARDS you with a ROAR!"

See? Your imagination woke up already. Now imagine: this game will probably be more FUN than any other game you've ever played!

The DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game is a way for us to imagine together - sort of like reading the same book, or dreaming the same dream. But it's a book that YOU can write, without putting a word on paper - just by playing the D&D game.

This New Popular Edition has been completely revised to include ONE-PLAYER GAMES as well as group games for Players and Dungeon Masters. YOU can start playing RIGHT AWAY!

This box contains all you need to start having FUN:

  • Programmed adventures for easy learning and HOURS of FUN
  • The PLAYER'S GUIDE for beginning characters - with simple and expert combat rules, magic spells, and role playing tips
  • The DUNGEON MASTER'S HANDBOOK - full of treasures, monsters, and dungeons
  • All the Dice you need - Six different kinds included, with marker crayon


Please note, that this listing is just for the rulebooks. The box and dice are not included.

The Player's Manual is missing two pages, 31 and 32. This was a character sheet and I have replaced them with a copy. Both books are in Very Good condition. The covers show a little wear, corner rounding, a few light surface scratches, and a few discolored spots. Overall, it does not look like the books were used very much. The pages are mostly white and clean. If not for the two missing pages, these would be in excellent condition. They still have all the information you need to start adventuring. They are sturdy and in great shape. 

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: Dungeons and Dragons Basic Rulebooks
  • Publisher/Manufacturer: TSR
  • Mfg. Number: TSR1021
  • Game System: Dungeons and Dragons (Basic Set; Mentzer Revision)
  • Author: Frank Mentzner
  • No. of Pages: 64, 48
  • Format: Module
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Series: Basic Dungeons and Dragons
  • Dimensions: 8.5"x11"x0.55"
  • Weight: 12 oz