Hide Content
Information
Series: Dungeons & Dragons Boxed Sets
Primary Name
Dungeons & Dragons Boxed Sets
RPG Families
RPGs
Alternate Names
BECMI
D&D Boxed Sets
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 10263
Hide Content
Description Edit | History

User Summary:

The first of this series of five boxed sets was published in 1983: the celebrated Basic Rules, popular known as the red box. This provided introductory rules for D&D aimed at new players, including all the necessary details to create new characters and run games for them up to 3rd level, and sample adventures (both solo and GM-led).

Further boxed sets were released, each building on the information in previous boxes, giving rules for higher levels of characters, optional and advanced rules, details about the Mystara campaign setting, additional monsters and items, and plot ideas and adventures. The series as a whole was phenomenally successful, and many gamers were introduced to the hobby through these boxed sets.

The levels covered by each set of rules is as follows:

Basic Rules (Red Box) levels 1 to 3
Expert Rules (Blue Box) levels 4 to 14
Companion Rules (Teal/Aqua/Cyan/Green Box) levels 15 to 25
Master Rules (Black Box) levels 26 to 36
Immortal Rules (Gold Box) Immortal levels

Later on the first four of these boxed sets were compiled and edited together to form the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia. The Immortal rules were subsequently revised in Wrath of the Immortals.

Hide Content
More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Hide Content
Linked Items
Pg. 1
RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
Rank 139
Num Ratings 320
Average Rating 7.55
Num Owned 994
Prev. Owned 139
For Trade 23
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 15
Comments 100
Year Published 1983
RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Set 2: Expert Rules
Rank 133
Num Ratings 179
Average Rating 7.64
Num Owned 544
Prev. Owned 79
For Trade 8
Want in Trade 4
Wishlist 15
Comments 38
Year Published 1983
RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Set 3: Companion Rules
Rank 239
Num Ratings 147
Average Rating 7.37
Num Owned 488
Prev. Owned 67
For Trade 10
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 14
Comments 24
Year Published 1984
RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Set 4: Master Rules
Rank 527
Num Ratings 99
Average Rating 7.07
Num Owned 348
Prev. Owned 38
For Trade 6
Want in Trade 9
Wishlist 24
Comments 15
Year Published 1985
RPG Item: Dungeons & Dragons Set 5: Immortals Rules
Rank 4916
Num Ratings 58
Average Rating 6.10
Num Owned 253
Prev. Owned 26
For Trade 4
Want in Trade 7
Wishlist 28
Comments 15
Year Published 1986
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
Images
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{data.config.moduletitle}}
{{subdomain_data.subdomainname}}: [Edit Front Page {{subdomain}}]
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{data.config.moduletitle}}
{{subdomain_data.subdomainname}}: [Edit Front Page {{subdomain}}]
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up {{hidecontent && 'Display' || 'Hide'}} Content
Web Links
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}