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Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:23 pm 
 

I have a nephew's birthday coming up - turning 14 - and I thought I'd introduce him to the wonderful world of D&D for his birthday present.

Any recommendations of what to give him?

At the moment, I'm thinking of giving him the "Classic D&D Game" - ie the 16th edition of Basic. I've just read through the whole book and it seems to be a good introduction to role playing in general and D&D in particular.



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Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:36 pm 
 

nev, you might look at the new D&D basic set, which is actually pretty good:  http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=pr ... /966470000

I don't think that it's a thorough as say the 2nd revision basic sets (red Erol Otus cover), but it's not a bad place to start if you think he'll be interested enough to try to play with other kids/etc.---he may want to have access to the current rules set.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:43 pm 
 

I know it's not vintage/classic but I think Castles&Crusades looks to be a perfect entry point into RPGs. Especially the 3-booklet collectors edition is very easy to play. It has fast gameplay and no complicated rules.

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:21 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:34 am 
 

I read some fairly negative reviews of the new basic set. Essentially that it doesn't teach the role-playing part of things but instead just stuff like the mechanics of fighting and mucking around with miniatures. Catering to the flashy video game players.



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Post Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:02 am 
 

Hmmm, I hadn't heard that nev, but I haven't actually gotten around to opening my copy yet, so I'm definitely relying on hearsay....


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