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"Lots of small quests make this starter set easy to use"
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This box set is of the usual high quality standard expected of Dungeons and Dragons books. The booklets are printed in full colour on thick paper. There are quest cards (and lots of other cards), which give players something tangible to hold. These are great for young players who are getting into roleplaying games, which are played in “the mind” instead of on a board. Instead of one big quest, or three parts to a quest like the previous starter set, this Essentials box contains 14 quests, each being a different location near Phandelver on the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms. Each quest can be played in one to two hours, which is again great for young players. Some quests can be completed by roleplaying instead of combat, so it's not all battle. Recommended for any group that is new to D&D, and for young players.

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Dungeons & Dragons is a cooperative storytelling game that harnesses your imagination and invites you to explore a fantastic world of adventure, where heroes battle monsters, find treasures, and overcome quests. The D&D Essentials Kit is a new introductory product meant to bring D&D to audiences interested in jumping into a fantasy story.

This box contains the essentials you need to run a D&D game with one Dungeon Master and one to five adventurers. A newly designed rulebook on-boards players by teaching them how to make characters, and the included adventure, Dragon of Icespire Peak, introduces a new 1-on-1 rules variant.


  • 64-page rulebook that teaches how to create characters of levels 1–6 and play the game.
  • Includes the introduction of sidekick rules.
  • Dragon of Icespire Peak™, a 64-page introductory adventure
  • Double-sided poster map for use with the Dragon of Icespire Peak™ adventure (21” x 15”)
  • Four-panel, folding Dungeon Master’s screen (33" × 8.5")
  • 6 blank character sheets
  • 11 polyhedral dice
  • 81 cards describing magic items, sidekicks, and other D&D game elements, plus a folding box to hold all the cards
  • Codes for D&D Beyond, the official digital toolset for D&D
Release date NZ
September 23rd, 2019
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