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D&D newbie

Post by cj rex » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:31 am

Hello all, my group of friends and I where wanting to find a way to spend time playing games but not burning out on 40k, so we thought why not take a stab at where it all began, D&D! I've never played before so other than going to my FLGS and just buying books left and right (dont have the money for that) I was wondering a few things.

1) which book(s) should we start with?

2) where do you get your models for D&D?

3)could we use 40k models to act as stand ins for the time being?

Cheers for the help in advance. :)
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Re: D&D newbie

Post by Zetr0 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:26 am

AD&D is a great system and one I have played from its first ever edition (and yes I even have that)

you can find a lot of resources for AD&D online, all you need is a DMG (Dungeon Masters Guide) and a PHB (Players Hand Book) - this will get you started, you can find these online and on ebay (the latter would be cheaper)

Currently AD&D is in its 4th Edition so try to focus on this as this will have a lot of support. I should mention there are a lot of edition-ists (if thats a word) that prefer a given edition... me I prefer 2.1 but I enjoy 3.5 and 4th edition. As a new Player I feel that 4th Edition is great for you.

In regards to models and maps, well this you can download and print out a huge array of player campaigns, characters (and sheets) as well as character tokens / player pieces, enemy etc.

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Re: D&D newbie

Post by BewareOfTom » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:50 pm

this will help alot (mostly just 3.5 AFAIK)

http://www.mithrilcircle.com/Chells/RPG ... rchive.htm
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Re: D&D newbie

Post by cj rex » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:45 pm

Thanks :)
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Re: D&D newbie

Post by Vassago42 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:05 am

cj rex wrote: 1) which book(s) should we start with?

A:) Dungeon Masters Guide, and Players Handbook. Sometimes there are 2 or more Players handbooks that include additional races/classes. Read them. Then perhaps pickup a monster manual. This holds true for any edition you choose to play. I will assume 4th as it is, in my opinion, the most new player friendly. Or perhaps the Redbox. It is a pretty good starter kit: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/redbox.aspx


2) where do you get your models for D&D?

A:) You can purchase miniatures from many different places. Ebay, Online Stores, FLGS's, etc. There are official D&D miniatures available but can be pricey. A common practice is to purchase large lots of Mage Knights minis off Ebay and convert them as needed to your games. You can use minis from other games to substitute if needed. You can make your own, either from converting or from scratch. You can even use cardboard cutouts stuck onto coins with sticky tack and colored in to look like monsters if you need to.

3)could we use 40k models to act as stand ins for the time being?

A:) Yes. Make sure things are clearly understood so players/DM's are less confused at to what is what on the field of battle.


Cheers for the help in advance. :)


Also some helpful links:

Great place to find some maps for worlds, castles, dungeons, etc.
http://www.cartographersguild.com/content/

Handy for some archived maps and info.
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/archives
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/features
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