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D&D Expert Set
2nd Edition
Item code: TSR1012
Type: Fantasy Role-Playing Game
Release: 1983
Authors: Gary Gygax
Dave Arneson
David Cook (X1)
Tom Moldvay (X1)
Revised by: Frank Mentzer
Editor: Anne C. Gray
Tim Kilpin (X1)
Cover Art: Larry Elmore
Illustrations: Larry Elmore
Timothy Truman (X1)
Format: Boxed Set
Rarity: Common
Value @NrMint: $20
ISBN: 394-53422-0
Cover Price: na
Print Runs: 1st (July 1983)
Weight: 450 grams
Dimensions: width: 23.5 cm
height: 28.5 cm
depth: 3.5 cm
Collector's Arcana: The second edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Expert Set has been redesigned and fits into the new format that was devised for the Basic Set and will continue through the subsequent Companion, Master and Immortals Sets. It contains a 64 page stapled Rulebook as well as the "orange colored" cover of X1: Isle of Dread. It also contains 6 dice and a dice crayon. The Rulebook has insert maps on pages 31-34 and these are sometimes detached and/or missing.

There are two distinct printings of the Expert Set: The first states Expert Rules Set 2 one the box top. This was later updated to Set 2: Expert Rules.

There is an errata sheet for the Expert set (1012XXX0501). This is a single sheet of paper entitled Character Information for High Level Games. It is not entirely clear how this was distributed. It certainly appears to have been "added" to certain sets (probably later printings). In any case, they are not common and certainly were not a feature of all Expert Sets.

Description (From the back cover)

"This box contains all you need to continue the Adventue

  • Endless hours of adventures
  • The D&D Expert Set for character levels 4-14, including more combat rules, magic spells, treasures, monsters and added rules for Wilderness adventures.
  • Modules X1, Isle of Dread. A combined wilderness and dungeon adventure on a remote island filled with savages and prehistory monsters!
  • All the Dice you need — Six different kinds included, with marker crayon."

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1st Printing

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2nd Printing

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Errata Sheet

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