Player's Handbook (2e revised)

The Player's Handbook, released in 1995, is one of the core rulebooks for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition. It is the primary rulebook which describes how to play Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, and is considered necessary for play.

Player's Handbook is commonly abbreviated to PH or PHB. The officially supported abbreviation PH is more technically correct, as "handbook" is one word, but usage of PHB is common in the D&D community.


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Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbooks
Players Handbook (1e)Player's Handbook (2e)
Player's Handbook (3e)Player's Handbook (3.5)Player's Handbook II (3.5)
Player's Handbook (4e)Player's Handbook 2 (4e)Player's Handbook 3 (4e)
Player's Handbook (5e)
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