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A comparative history of Dungeons & Dragons - AD&D - 1977

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A comparative history of Dungeons & Dragons - AD&D - 1977

In this series of articles we'll  be exploring the differences and similarities between every edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

In the last article we looked at BECMI D&D

In this article we are looking at AD&D launched in 1981.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was first published in 1977 and served as an ‘advanced’ and ‘definitive’ version of Dungeons and Dragons for players to play who had graduated with the ‘basic’ set.  

The game split into the iconic 3 books, The Players Handbook, The Dungeon Master Guide and The Monster Manual. This pattern has stayed the same for D&D to this day.

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