Everything you need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters!
The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.
Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes:
- 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started
- 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1-5
- 5 pre-generated characters, with character sheet
- 6 dice
"When the Starter Set touts itself as having everything you need to start playing D&D, it is 100% accurate. The set comes with a great adventure called "The Lost Mines of Phandelver," which is multifaceted and easily tweaked for different playstyles or even for one-off adventures. The materials provided will last several sessions, and the rulebook is one of the best crash courses ever. When teaching D&D to newcomers, I always break out the Starter Set because it is so well-equipped for teaching anything from skill checks, combat, spellcasting, to roleplaying itself. The pregenerated characters provided are pretty awesome as well, since character creation can be intimidating during your first game. The dice are also a nice bonus, though we sell plenty of other 7-sets that are equally nice.
Who is this for? If you're looking to begin playing D&D at home/with a group on your own the Starter Set is a great purchase. Also, if you're interested in learning to DM, the Starter Set provides a great adventure and ample material to make the transition easier.
Who is this not for? If you're already playing D&D, then I might recommend checking out some of the player guides instead for added content, as this Starter Set is primarily good for entry into the series and learning to DM.