The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. The first of three core rulebooks, the Player s Handbook is the book every player needs to experience the full breadth of what Dungeons & Dragons has to offer. An essential resource for new and existing players to create interesting characters with rich backgrounds and compelling capabilities, ready for adventure. Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170,000 fans of the game.