The First Line of Every Edition of Dungeons & Dragons

June 6, 2022 rpgs dnd

ONCE UPON A TIME, long, long ago there was a little group known as the Castle and Crusade Society.”
– Dungeons & Dragons (1974), Foreward” (sic)

Players, players, and more players — that’s what comprises the D&D phenomenon. And phenomenal is what it is, as the audience for this, the granddaddy of all role–playing games, continues to expand.”
– Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, First Edition Player’s Handbook (1977) Foreword”

This book is based upon the original work published in 1974 and three supplementary booklets published in the two year period after the initial release of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.”
– Dungeons & Dragons, Basic Set (1977)

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Fantasy Adventure Game (“D&D Game” for short) is a role playing adventure game for persons 10 years and older.”
– Dungeons & Dragons, Basic Set (1981)

This is a game that is fun.”
– Basic Dungeons & Dragons (1983), Preface”

It has been a long time getting here.”
– Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Second Edition Player’s Handbook (1989) Foreword to the 2nd Edition”

The D&D® Cyclopedia is as accurate a name is (sic) you could want for this book.”
– Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991) Introduction”

Imagine that you and your friends are the heroes of a fantastic and magical world.”
– The New Easy–to–Master Dungeons & Dragons Game (1991) Welcome to the Dungeons and Dragons Game”

Imagine that you live in another time and place.”
– The Classic Dungeons & Dragons Game (1994), Welcome to the Dungeons and Dragons Game”

Here There Be Dragons… and other magical beasts!”
– Dungeons & Dragons Silver Anniversary Adventure Game (1999) Introduction”

This is the Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Game, the game that defines the genre and has set the standard for fantasy role– playing for more than 30 years.”
– Dungeons & Dragons, 3rd Edition Player’s Handbook Introduction”

Imagine a world of bold warriors, mighty wizards, and terrible monsters.”
– Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition Chapter 1: How to Play”

THE DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ROLEPLAYING game is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery.”
– Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition Player’s Handbook, Introduction”

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