Publication:Dungeon Master's Guide (2e)

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Dungeon Master's Guide (2e)
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System: Dungeons and Dragons 2e 
Author: David "Zeb" Cook 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 2100 
Publication Date: 1989 
Format: Hardcover 
Page Count: 192
Product Blurb
This is the complete guide to being an AD&D game Dungeon Master. Whether you're running a single adventure or masterminding a complete fantasy campaign, the Dungeon Master's Guide is an absolute necessity. The 2nd Edition Dungeon Master's Guide puts all the information you need right at your fingertips - in a fresh, new format, fully indexed for your convenience. Here you'll learn all there is to know about magical spells and items, as well as monsters, combat, travel, NPCs, treasure, encounters, awarding experience, and more!
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The second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide was released in 1989.[1] This 192-page hardcover book was designed by David "Zeb" Cook, with cover art by Jeff Easley.[2] The book featured interior illustrations by Easley, Clyde Caldwell, John and Laura Lakey, David Dorman, Douglas Chaffee, and Jean E. Martin.

This Dungeon Master's Guide featured revised second edition rules for the Dungeon Master, totally reorganized and streamlined.[2] The book detailed options for character creation, handling alignment, new money and equipment rules, treasure and magical items, encounters, time and movement, and handling non-player characters.[2] The book is indexed, and contains many full-page color illustrations.[2]

The second edition Dungeon Master's Guide is an ORIGINS and Gamer's Choice award-winner.[2] In his 1991 book Heroic Worlds, Lawrence Schick commented that this book contained "lots of excellent new advice on how to run AD&D".[2] A new version of the Dungeon Master's Guide, with new art and layout but the same text, was released in 1995, as part of TSR's 25th anniversary.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The History of TSR". Wizards of the Coast. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2005-08-20. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5  (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. (Prometheus Books)

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Abbreviation  +
AuthorDavid "Zeb" Cook +
Identifier2e +
Item Code2100 +
Media TypeHardcover +
Page Count192 +
Publication Date1989 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 2e +
TitleDungeon Master's Guide +