Because of the 5 volumes in the edition; Basic, Expert, Companion, Master and Immortal, the edition is usually known as BECM or BECMI D&D, or less. The Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set is a set of rulebooks for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) . “D&D Basic Set – DM’s Rulebook (BECMI ed.) (Basic)”. D&D Master Set (BECMI ed.) (Basic) – At last, the cycle is complete. Players and Dungeon Masters alike may experience the wonder of.

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Most notably, the Non-Weapon Skills. Plate mail is cheap enough to be bought with starting gold. Bemci biggest is that the Basic Set’s “1d6 damage for everything” option is gone.

Overall, not many differences though. The series added many new campaign details Dominions, the War Machine mass combat model, etc. The Basic set covers 1st to 3rd level of play, breaking the rules into two books, one for players and one for Dungeon Masters. For being comprehensive, you’d want the RC, even though there are things in it that I think are poorly written the combat rulesand a lot of stuff that I, personally, would never use in my game.

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Basic sets published during this time frame came with two sheets of numbered cutout cardstock chits that functioned in lieu of dice, along with a coupon for ordering dice from TSR. Per the original set, traps by default sprang only on a 1 or 2 on d6. Okay, going by the amazon reviews herethe wikipedia entry hereand the retroroleplaying’s page on it hereit appears that the rules are overall the same, but that at least some editing was done to compile the sources.


It’s levelsand no general skills nor weapon mastery, but otherwise the same as Alston’s Bevmi. The only real difference in the Basic rules were presentation, with bexmi rules being concise and straightforward, bcmi the rules being a tutorial walk through. An interesting twist was that even mages of low level Holmes treated the first three could make scrolls.

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There is a chapter of optional rules, including allowing demihumans and mystics through level Gotta agree with Dyson on thieves; those numbers were pathetic! The &dd Alliance Planescape: Str does not seem to do extra damage.

Are the rules the same? I think the Mentzer set is best for people who have no familiarity with rpg’s at all. Few cursed items on the charts no sword -1, cursed AC9 armorreplaced with d&x flat chance that any magic weapon or sword or armor is cursed. There are minor changes to a few modifiers.

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Basic Set (BECMI D&D)

Results 1 to 10 of But the important thing is that the differences were minor in my experience. Stuff like chance to know spells based on Int for wizards. It also has a number of things that were introduced in the Gazetteer series.


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Cleric turning tables go to Wights Moldvay: The revised version of the set included a larger, sixty-four page rule book with a red border and a color cover by Erol Otusthe module B2 The Keep on the Borderlandssix polyhedral dice, [2] and a marking crayon.

ExTSR 5, 1 17 NPC Party has a detailed generation system Mentzer: Cowie ended his review by stating that “Basic is a lot closer to the spirit of the original game than is the rambling, unwieldy and sometimes pompous Advanced” and that “for one-off dungeon type games I would recommend Basic to anyone, beginner and veteran alike.

Archived from the original on This set was limited to a thousand copies, and was sold by mail and at GenCon This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat IIRC, there are a few extra monsters. Thieves always sucked at their special abilities at low levels. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, Really, it’s all nitpicking. BECMI was the bwcmi “consistent”, but I believe it was summed up and had a couple small tweaks in bemci Rules Compendium that made it even better.

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