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

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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.

There are lots of great black and white artwork 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 Good condition showing heavy use. The cover shows heavy corner rounding, edgewear, scuffing, and small tears around the hole-punches. There is creasing and fraying along the fold and heavy scuffing in places. The bottom staple has come loose from the fold but it is still attached at the top. The interior shows a number of discolored spots throughout the book, some pages are creased, and there are a few notes in pencil/pen. Some of the pages have light discolorations and there are a few stray pen or pencil marks. One of the illustrations has had a bit of color added to it.

While it is definitely not a copy for collecting, it would make a great playing copy. It is sturdy and ready for a few more decades of adventure!

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