Because of the 5 volumes in the edition; Basic, Expert, Companion, Master and Immortal, the edition is usually known as BECM or BECMI D&D, or less. The Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set is a set of rulebooks for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) . “D&D Basic Set – DM’s Rulebook (BECMI ed.) (Basic)”. D&D Master Set (BECMI ed.) (Basic) – At last, the cycle is complete. Players and Dungeon Masters alike may experience the wonder of.

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Creatures that appear uniquely here: BECMI adds scaling weapon proficiencies, non-combat skills, nerfs the thief skills because obviously the thief needed to become even less usefuland adds material above level 14 to the game.

This set was limited to a thousand copies, and was sold by mail and at GenCon The encounter rules include some expansions.

Specifically, how different they played.

Archived from the original on Cleric turning tables go to Wights Moldvay: Str does not seem to do extra damage. ExTSR 5, 1 17 I especially want to know what is in the boxed sets that is not in the Cyclopedia. It also has a number of things that were introduced in the Gazetteer series. And the Mentzer edition has horrendous layout and is very skimpy on art.

It was packaged in a tan-sided box. The Companion set becmo expanding play options, opening things up to 25th level of play, as well as introducing the War Machine mass combat rules, notes on creating and administering player dominions becjiadvanced rules for unarmed combat and tournament events like jousting, and the idea of high level class variants, the Druid, Ranger, Paladin and Avenger, and more.


If bedmi not interested in extremely high level play where the PCs are essentially gods, it’s safe to skip this set.

Per the original set, traps by default sprang only on a 1 or 2 on d6. Besides the hit dice from that work, the multiple attacks and damage dice were incorporated for monsters — although all characters’ weapons still did 1d6.

Sleep is the only big gun spell. I’m curious as to why.

Cowie ended his review by stating that “Basic is a lot closer to the spirit of the original game than is the rambling, unwieldy and sometimes pompous Advanced” and that “for one-off dungeon type games I would recommend Basic to anyone, beginner and veteran alike. The Expert set once becim details advancement to 14th level of play, as well as outdoor adventures and more information on the Known World campaign setting. Eldritch Wizardry Supplement IV: Few cursed items on the charts no sword -1, cursed AC9 armorreplaced with a flat chance that any magic weapon or sword or armor is cursed.

And once again, the poor thieves. Overall, not many differences though. The rules are presented twice, once in a page rule book and again in the Dungeon Card Learning Packa set of 48 cards that also includes four-page supplementary mini-adventures. The Holmes set is really it’s own beast.

Basic Set (BECMI D&D) – D&D Wiki

I’m doing this from memory, because my books are over at my girlfriend’s right now – so pardon any mistakes. General Skills are included from Hollow World and the GAZ series; demi-humans taking thief skills as general skills is not. Magic Users start with 2 spells in their spell books, scrolls can be used to add new spells to the spellbook. The Basic set covers 1st to 3rd level of play, breaking the rules into two books, one for players and one becji Dungeon Masters.


The attack ranks and fighter option for high-experience demihumans are on the class’s XP table, making it easier to implement them.

Basic Set (BECMI D&D)

The intelligence table from Greyhawk was incorporated to determine an m-u’s spells known. Sunday, 12th April, Nobody advances in attacks or saves. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Cursed items are included in the tables. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Does it use the same text, or is it a rewrite that is supposed to cover the same rules?

So what is the difference between Basic, B/X and BECMI?

Basic sets published during this time frame came with two sheets of numbered cutout cardstock chits that functioned in lieu of dice, along with a coupon for ordering dice from TSR. They can use any weapon, but all weapons do a d6 so the wizard is not worse off with daggers fighters can use bows for further range though. Some of the GAZ maps are included, along with large scale overviews of the Known World and the Hollow World, along with a few pages of descriptions – a few paragraphs per country.