From the Back
Whether you're a player or Dungeon Master, the DUNGEONS & DRAGON Rules Cyclopedia is now the comprehensive sourcebook you need for the original fantasy role-playing game! For ages 12 and up, the Cyclopedia contains the complete game system and hundreds of features including:
- All the rules from the D&D Boxed Set series, including Basic, Expert, Companion, and Masters.
- Guidelines to develop and play characters from levels 1-36.
- Comprehensive lists of weaponry and equipment.
- Expansion rules including optional skills and talents.
- And overview of the Known World and HOLLOW WORLD game settings, the official D&D campaign world.
- Rules to convert D&D games and characters into AD&D 2nd edition game statistics and back again.
- Provides all the original monsters from the earlier boxed sets.
I'm kind of dreading this one. It seems like it should just be a rehash of the three-and-a-half books I've already read before. But maybe the Cyclopedia will put a new perspective on the material, or at least rephrase it so I'm not going through exactly the same stuff as I did before.
But let's be real. This is going to be very similar to the books I've already read. At least I'll be able to find out what I missed in the Companion DM's book.