In 1974, the world changed forever when Gary Gygax introduced the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. The legacy of his innovative ideas and the extensive reach of his powerful influence can be seen in virtually every facet of gaming today. To help honor his work and his memory, Wizards of the Coast has created limited-edition reprints of the original 1st Edition core rulebooks: the Dungeon Master's Guide, Monster Manual, and Player's Handbook. These premium versions of the original Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) rulebooks have been lovingly reprinted with the original art and content, but feature an attractive new cover design commemorating this re-release. Available in limited quantities as a hobby channel exclusive in North America, your purchase of this monumental book helps support the Gygax Memorial Fund - established to immortalize the "Father of Roleplaying Games" with a memorial statue in Lake Geneva, WI.