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Formerly a PC-exclusive gamer, Kae was introduced to the tabletop world by gateway of the World of Warcraft TCG. Since then, her interests have broadened with her favorite games including Battlestar Galactica, Pathfinder, Lord of the Rings LCG, WarmaHordes, and more. Kae is willing to try just about any game and loves learning new strategy.

Free Basic D&D PDF Coming With Tyranny of Dragons

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In efforts to reach out and make Dungeons & Dragons accessible to a wider audience, Wizards of the Coast is taking a big leap. With the release of Tyranny of Dragons, WotC is going to make a free PDF called Basic D&D available for anyone to download. As the updated books are released, the Basic D&D PDF will also update to reflect monster manuals, DM guides, and more!

Basic D&D is somewhat like a core book, it goes over the rules of the game and can take players from level 1 to 20. The PDF will cover the fighter, rogue, wizard, and cleric classes, and the dwarf, elf, halfling, and human races. As the story for Tyranny of Dragons continues, the Basic D&D PDF will update to cover any gaps or concerns brought up by the continuing story.

I think this new approach will help bring back some D&D players who may have been pushed away by more recent editions, and make the game easier to start for new players. It looks like we can see a release date close to July 15th, and we will be sure to update you all with a link when the PDF is made available, likely in the Quick News for that week. This opportunity is a great chance for WotC to show the gaming community what their hopes are for D&D, and we are interesting to see how it progresses!

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