Role-Playing Books

Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

Deities & Demigods (1980)
(need) a tome of numerous pagan gods and goddesses from myth and fiction. The fictional mythos of H. P. Lovecraft and Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné were included in the first printed, but were dropped from later printings at the request of Chaosium, who had obtained the licenses to published role-playing material based on both concepts. From the sixth printing (1985), the book was renamed Legends and Lore, and this title remained until the release of a highly revised Deities & Demigods for 3rd Edition in 2002.
Dragonlance Adventures (1987)
(own) Based on the adventures and best-selling DragonLance novels first published in 1984.
Dungeon Master's Guide (1979)
(own) references, tables, and rules for game masters
Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1986)
(own) Additional material pertaining to underground adventuring.
Fiend Folio (1981)
(own) containing more monsters for adventures (mostly from the UK)
Greyhawk Adventures (1988)
(own) Advanced material for the World of Greyhawk campaign setting.
Legends and Lore
Manual of the Planes (1987)
(own) A description of planes of existence in the D&D multiverse, including Hell, the Abyss, and Limbo. In 2001, this book received an update to 3rd Edition rules.
Monster Manual (1977)
(own) references for monsters in the game, with descriptions and game statistics.
Monster Manual II (1983)
(need) even more monsters
Oriental Adventures (1985)
(own) containing monsters, characters, and background materials with an east Asian flavor
Players Handbook (1978)
(own) references, tables, and rules for players.
Unearthed Arcana (1985)
(own) supplementary player's handbook material, including barbarian, cavalier, and thief acrobat classes, and many additional spells.
Wilderness Survival Guide (1986)
(own) Additional material pertaining to aboveground adventuring.
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