To your left stands a horde of grotesque, club-wielding, angry orcs. To your right, a house blazes on; the screams of women and children fill the air around you. A black knight, at least 7 foot in height, with his red eyes shining at you through the visor of his helmet, begins to charge. His huge, two-handed sword sweeps up as he advances at full tilt. Sweat and blood drip from your hand as you tighten your grip on your sword, your hammer, your bow, your staff. You turn to face the impending chaos along with your friends. Now standing foot to foot, the wall of chaos quickly closes in on you. Your vision blurs as the sounds of steel on steel ring strong in your ears. The scene stops only for a second and your heart sinks as the startling sound of what can only be a fierce deadly dragon fills your ears. The orcs, the knight, the women, and the children have all run off in an instant -- leaving you alone with a huge dragon head now rising up above the burning homes around you. It's eyes stare down at you with malice, hatred, and spite. With teeth like razors it pulls back it's head and opens it's already smoking mouth, ready to unleash it's fury. What do you do, adventurer? What do you do!?
Simple, elegant, and easy to learn -- but impossible to master. D4: Basic brings the ease of board game play combined with the versatility spawned from the very first role-playing games created. Play as four different heroes and battle your way through new worlds full of evils, both old and new. Discover untold treasure and uncover wondrous lost magical artifacts to help aid you in your struggle for victory. Make every decision count for each could be your last.
D4: Basic is constructed with an "open and play" mentality. With roughly only 8 pages of "rules" it can be learned in less than an hour by literally anyone. No longer is role-play gaming only for those that have the countless hours and patience to prepare for it. Using it's easy to learn rules D4: Basic opens the doors of gaming to even the most casual player. With D4: Basic you can experience the same gaming experiences you would with your favorite RPG, without having to slave over the countless pages of hefty tomes.
Instead you'll find most of the rules of D4: Basic inside our wonderfully crafted gaming scenarios. By giving the power to mold the game to the authors of the D4: Basic scenarios, we've given them the ability to take the game to new heights, push the limits of what experiences the players can have and allow them to form the game into something new and exciting with every new release. This promises an endless combination of possibilities and experiences as you play.
D4: Basic can be molded into countless different play styles and/or genres, with ease, by even the most inexperienced referee. With just a few tweaks, your players can be battling evil wizards for the freedom of an ancient civilization -- or swinging onto a galleon with their own crew of blood thirty pirates -- or even struggle to stop strange, mind-controlling aliens from taking over some small far-off planet.
The possibility of new heroes, new treasures, and new experiences await you with every new scenario released. D4: Basic takes the work out of gaming and makes tabletop gaming what it should be, pure fun.