Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules (very rare UK 5th printing), softback roleplaying game, by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson
“The Adventure is here…
In a world of your imagination, where anything and everything could happen… Where your skill and courage can be legendary… Where you and your friends can be heroes…
Inside this book are the rules of a game unlike any other. The Dungeons & Dragons game – the most popular fantasy role playing game in the world.
A game of warriors and wizards, monsters and magic, adventure and excitement.
This amazing book is much more than a simple game book – the D&D game is already played by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. You can have literally hundreds of hours of enjoyment – a fascinating hobby – just from this one book.
And all you need to enter the exciting world of the Dungeons & Dragons game are paper, pencils, some special dice from a games hobby shop, and this book.
The rest is up to you and your imagination…”
This is a very rare 1986 fifth UK printing of the D&D Basic Rules, the only printing to be done as a single paperback book.
From The Acaeum:
“Same artwork as the Twelfth print US version, but consists of a single digest-sized booklet, 272 pages in length (roughly the size of a paperback novel). Published by TSR UK, but actually printed by Garden City Press. Content is nearly identical to the Twelfth print US version, with the Players Manual and DM’s Manual compiled into the one booklet (although it does feature British spellings, and the fonts and layouts have been described as more professionally-rendered). Interior artwork (by Helen Bedford) is different from the US version. A section has been added to the beginning (pg 6), entitled “How to Use this Book”, which mentions all the D&D Sets, from Basic to Immortal. An added section to the end (“What Now”) describes the differences between the B-series, X-series, and B/X module, as well as the D&D Expert Set and the AD&D system. Has the phrase “not for sale in Canada or the USA” on the back.”