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release date: Aug 19, 2014
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Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)
 
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
 
The Player’s Handbook® is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons® roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more.
 
Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D&D® races and classes.
 
Dungeons & Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure. Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons. Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures. Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions.
 
The world needs heroes. Will you answer the call?
release date: Dec 09, 2014
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Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D Core Rulebook)
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
 
The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy.
 
Inside you’ll find world-building tools, tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures, optional game rules, hundreds of classic D&D magic items, and much more!


   • The third of three core rulebooks, this book contains tools a Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game play.
   • An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to engage in both adventure and world creation, with rules, guidelines, and sage advice from the game’s experts.
   • Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170,000 fans of the game.
release date: Sep 30, 2014
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Monster Manual (D&D Core Rulebook)
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
 
The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons & Dragons creatures, including dragons, giants, mind flayers, and beholders–a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures.
 
The monsters contained herein are culled from the D&D game’s illustrious history, with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination.
 
The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment, Dungeons & Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry, digital as well as analog. This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience, and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide.
 

• The second of three core rulebooks, this book details all manner of creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures. 
• An essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players. 
• Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170,000 fans of the game.
release date: Nov 15, 2016
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Volo's Guide to Monsters
Immerse yourself in monster lore in this supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game
 
This is NOT just another Monster Manual! Volo’s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere.
· A deep dive into the lore behind some of D&D’s most popular and iconic monsters
· Dozens of monsters new to the fifth edition to include in your epic adventures
· New playable races to allow you to build characters to fit nearly any type of story in your D&D game.
 
The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he’s written a fantastical dissertation, covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately, the Sage of Shadowdale himself, Elminster, doesn’t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right. Don’t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off (academically speaking of course) to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure. Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society, what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth, or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille.  Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture, traipsing about some dusty old ruin in search of treasure, lore, and let’s not forget ... dangerous creatures whose horns, claws, fangs, heads, or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room. If you survive.
 
Research has never been so dangerous!
release date: Jul 15, 2014
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Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
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 a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pregenerated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.
release date: Jan 20, 2015
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D&D Dungeon Master's Screen (D&D Accessory)
Manage your campaign with this indispensable Dungeon Master
accessory for the world's greatest roleplaying game


The outside of this screen features an epic scene illustrated by Craig Spearing,
depicting the red dragon Thraxata the Flamefiend and her kobold minions confronting a party of intrepid adventurers. The group's ranger tries to finish the fight with a legendary arrow of dragon slaying meant specifically for this wyrm.

This durable, four-panel Dungeon Master's Screen, lavishly adorned with illustrations
inside and out, will enchant and inspire players and Dungeon Masters alike. The
screen's landscape orientation allows the Dungeon Master to easily see beyond the
screen and reach over it, even as it keeps die rolls and notes hidden from players.
Tables on the inside provide essential support for the three pillars of play-combat,
exploration, and interaction-to Dungeon Masters of all skill levels.

Provides at-a-glance reference for the most relevant and often used in-game information such as conditions, a quick NPC characteristics generator, and a handy tool for setting the difficulty of skill checks.

An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to facilitate inspired adventures and an engaging play experience.
release date: Nov 03, 2015
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Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide (D&D Accessory)
Get everything you need to adventure in the Forgotten Realms on the exciting Sword Coast, home to the cities of Baldur’s Gate, Waterdeep, and Neverwinter. Crafted by the scribes at Green Ronin in conjunction with the Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast, the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide provides D&D fans with a wealth of detail on the places, cultures, and deities of northwestern Faerûn.
 
The Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide is also a great way to catch up on recent events in the Forgotten Realms, to get background on locations featured in the Rage of Demons storyline coming in September, and to learn the lore behind video games like Neverwinter and Sword Coast Legends.
 
Here are just a few of the features you’ll find in the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide:
 
· Immersive Adventuring: This campaign sourcebook provides players and Dungeon Masters material for creating vibrant fantasy stories along the Sword Coast.
 
· New Character Options: The book offers new subclass options, such as the Purple Dragon Knight and the Swashbuckler, for many of the classes presented in the Player’s Handbook, as well as new subraces and backgrounds specific to the Forgotten Realms.
 
· Adventure in the Forgotten Realms: Discover the current state of the Forgotten Realms and its deities after the Spellplague and the second Sundering. You’ll also get updated maps of this area of the Realms.

· Compatible with Rage of Demons storyline: Make characters for use with the Out of the Abyss adventure and fight back the influence of the demon lords in the Underdark below the Sword Coast.
 
· Insider Information: Learn the background behind locations, such as Luskan and Gracklstugh, featured in the upcoming digital RPG, Sword Coast Legends, from n-Space.
 
With new character backgrounds and class options, players will love the storytelling possibilities of playing a noble of Waterdeep, an elf bladesinger, or one of the other new options, while Dungeon Masters will relish a book full of mysterious locations and story hooks to keep players adventuring on the Sword Coast for years to come.

Look for Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide to be available on November 3.
release date: Jun 28, 2016
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The Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World
So what exactly is a Hidden Mickey? Quite simply, it's an artistic representation of Mickey that was intentionally placed amid the architecture and design of the parks and resorts. Oftentimes it's the familiar three-circle shape of his ears and head. Other times it might be a profile of his face or a full-body silhouette. Walt Disney World Guests with keen eyes can tell you that Mickey pops up all over the resort, often in the most unexpected places.

With this resortwide scavenger hunt, you'll be guided toward each Hidden Mickey, first with a general hint-if you're up for a challenge-and then with a very specific clue. It's so much search-and-find fun, you might forget about your FastPass reservation for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!
release date: Aug 06, 2014
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The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, New 5th Edition (mass market, paperback) 2014 copyright
This best-selling SCRABBLE dictionary is the only resource book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider necessary. It offers more than 5,000 new entries and has more than 100,000 playable two - to eight-letter words, including variant spellings with expanded coverage of Canadian and British words. Updated to include new vocabulary such as fracking, hashtag, and selfie

Main entries include a brief definition, a part-of-speech label, and inflected forms for fast, easy word validation. Ideal for recreational and school use. Endorsed by the North American SCRABBLE Players Association.
release date: Oct 28, 2016
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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition: Prima Collector's Guide

A landmark guide returns! To coincide with the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Prima Games has re-released the celebrated strategy guide for fans and new players alike.

Bonus Item Included: Dragonborn Bookmark—Keep your place in this massive guide with this deluxe bookmark featuring gripping artwork.

Premium Hardcover: This keepsake is protected by an updated protective hardcover for collectors and fans.

Updated eGuide Access Included.

More than 1,100 Pages: Complete, accurate, and Bethesda-approved content covering all game add-ons including Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLC content.

Large 2-Sided Map Poster: All Hold Capitals, Strongholds, and important locations labeled.

More than 5,000 Enemies and 2,000 Items Detailed: Exhaustive Bestiary and Inventory chapters detail critical data.

More than 350 Quests: All possible quests revealed with best outcomes highlighted.

More than 250 Collectibles Gathered: Explore the main and hidden locations across Skyrim and Solstheim.

3,000+ Hours Played: Expert advice on character creation and tactical knowledge for the most difficult battles.

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