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The Rules Cyclopedia, released in 1991, is a core rulebook for the Basic Dungeons & Dragons game.


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The Rules Cyclopedia collected together and revised the material from the Basic Rules (BECMI) (1983), Expert Rules (BECMI) (1983), Companion Rules (BECMI) (1984) and Master Rules (BECMI) (1985) into one book. It also included rules for skills and magic item creation, drawn from the Gazetteer series.


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Reception and influence

The Rules Cyclopedia became available as a print-on-demand title at the Dungeon Masters Guild in February 2018.[1]

The D&D retroclone Dark Dungeons is based on the Rules Cyclopedia.[2][3][4]

External links


  1. D&D Rules Cyclopedia (Basic) (Dungeon Masters Guild). Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  2. Dark Dungeons (Gurbintroll Games). Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  3. Is there a comprehensive comparison between RC and DD? (The Piazza). 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  4. Dark Dungeons: Rules Cyclopedia is back! (rpg.net). 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
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