Basic Rules

This section contains the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules and the rules in the SRD, released as part of the Open Gaming License.

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Part 1: Creating A Character

Ch. 1: Step-By-Step Characters

Ch. 2: Races

Ch. 3: Classes

Ch. 4: Personality and Background

Ch. 5: Equipment

Ch. 6: Customization Options

Part 2: Playing The Game

Ch. 7: Using Ability Scores

Ch. 8: Adventuring

Ch. 9: Combat

Part 3: The Rules of Magic

Ch. 10: Spellcasting

Ch. 11: Spells

Part 4: Dungeon Master's Tools

Ch. 12: Monsters

Ch. 13: Building Combat Encounters

Ch. 14: Magic Items

Ch. 15: Running The Game


Appendix A: Conditions

Appendix B: Gods of the Multiverse

Appendix C: The Five Factions

Appendix D: The Planes of Existence