From the back cover: "Dungeon masters everywhere, rejoice! Too long have you had to suffer along with crucial charts and tables spread through many works. Too long have you had to use makeshift references trying to solve the problem. Herein you will find: Combat matrices Encounter tables Monster attacks alphabetically listed Treasure and magic tables and descriptions Gem values by type Random wilderness terrain generation Random dungeon generation Suggestions on gamemastering. The Dungeon Master's Guide has enjoyed numerous printings.

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Validated User. I wanted to look at something old school. Is identical to the printed edition. Shannon Appelcline has a history of the printings of the Dungeon Masters Guide no apostrophe in 1e here. Castle Tables Oxygen Destroyer Cheerful golden monster Validated User. Felix said:. I like it, but assume that the scantily clad woman being held by the monster was not the sort of thing WOTC wanted to portray.

I think she may be trying to stab the monster. That is an efreeti, you can tell because the picture wraps onto the back of the book and is of the City of Brass.

In the Hackmaster 4th version of this cover, she's absolutely fighting the monster, and is slashing through the efreet's wrist, with a spectacular spray of blood. Terhali said:. They don't know this yet although their players might.

The dagger is for stabbing them when they "rescue" her. Also, I'm looking forward to more of this "Let's Read. Also a plausible scenario. Wouldn't have worked on me because I asked for rolls to disbelieve constantly. Roberts Bit Pusher Validated User. But it also has a list of the charts in this book, in alphabetical order rather than chapter order. Next: We get Gygaxian. A magnificent book. Looking forward to this. As the creator and ultimate authority in your respective game, this work is written as one Dungeon Master equal to another.

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Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition

Note that unlike other publications from future editions which were entitled "Dungeon Master's Guide" such as Dungeon Master's Guide 3rd edition or Dungeon Master's Guide 3. The first printing of the Dungeon Masters Guide had a print run of around 40, copies. In August , an edition of the Dungeon Masters Guide was printed which accidentally contained sixteen pages from the fourth printing of the Monster Manual 1st edition. Between August and September , the corrected version of the second print was sold. The original covers from the second print alpha were recycled to create this print, making it recognizable. The boxing machine used for this printing had a loose wire, causing half of the books to have a deep score mark on the cover. This "alpha" print was recalled, the scored copies were removed, and it was sent out again.


My Favourite Unsung Table(s) from the 1st Edition DMG

The Dungeon Master's Guide contains rules concerning the arbitration and administration of a game, and is intended for use primarily or only by the game's Dungeon Master. It is intended as a companion book to the Player's Handbook , which contains all of the basic rules of gameplay, and the Monster Manual , which is a reference book giving statistics and characteristics to various animals and monsters. While all players, including the Dungeon Master, are expected to have at their disposal a copy of the Player's Handbook , only the Dungeon Master is expected to refer to the Dungeon Master's Guide or Monster Manual during gameplay. Sutherland III. The original edition was written by Gary Gygax and edited by Mike Carr , who also wrote the foreword.

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