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What would it look like if Moldvay was asked to create a Basic version of 5e?  I suspect something like this.  While there is an existing official Basic version, it includes all of the rules (not very basic) and hardly any Player Character option.

Bugbears and Borderlands flips the scrip on that.  The rules have been streamlined to the very basic core, while still offering a lot of character customization options at character generation, WHILE also being very easy to learn and play.

Hundreds of pages can be daunting for newer or younger players.  It's a reason why Moldvay's B/X back in the day brought in so many new gamers, because it was an easy read and easy to play.  B&B emulates this philosophy while being largely compatible with core 5e.

This version is for the 6in by 9in sized booklets.  This is for the Player's Guide.  For the entire B&B rules, ensure you also choose the GM's Guide booklet as well.



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January 03, 2023 2:42 am UTC
Not a bad book for a simplified DnD 5th ed. If you don't want to worry about spell concentration, keeping track of targeted foes for special abilities and lists of feats and skills, then this is worth a look. I have noticed a few typos. Wrong HD on fighter character sheet, spelling mistakes, etc. Also there are no rules for the non basic character classes such as paladins, rangers, barbarians, monks, etc. I will be using this system, but will have to houserule a few things it to suit my needs.
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