Save 50% on this Dungeons & Dragons rulebook set – a superb Christmas gift

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I've spent years relying on clunky and incomplete online references to play Dungeons & Dragons, but I might finally treat myself to real thing now there's 50% off three core D&D sourcebooks in this beautifully-presented gift set. 

It's a massive saving on the usually pricey collection of tomes for the tabletop role-playing game that makes an ideal Christmas gift for the first-time or relatively new Dungeons & Dragons player in your life.

The collector's box contains the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide and Monster Manual – all of which usually cost up to $50 / £40 each when bought separately. This collection contains them all for for $85.99 (was $169.95) at Amazon US. Meanwhile, those in the UK can pick it up for £69.99 (was £139.99) at Amazon UK

Plus, there's free DM screen included, too, so that's everything needed to play or run a game of Dungeon's and Dragons.

Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set

Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set: $169.95$85.99 at Amazon

Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set: was $169.95 now $85.99 at Amazon
Get 50% off a trio essential books that are needed to play and run D&D adventures. This is a big saving on the usual price, as buying all three separately can often set you back upwards of $150. Plus, you get them all together in a sleek case that makes it perfect for gifting this Christmas. And there's a free DM screen included, too. 

Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set: £139£69.99 at Amazon

Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Gift Set: was £139 now £69.99 at Amazon
The same 50% saving on this smartly-presented collection of the three core Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks is also available at Amazon UK. Again, this is a huge reduction compared to buying them all separately as they regularly retail for around £40 each. It also includes the free DM screen, which is a neat freebie.

In terms of contents, the Player's Handbook is the essential rule book as it contains everything you need to take part in your first D&D adventure. Inside, there's information on how to create a character, the key rules for roleplaying and combat, and a glossary of equipment and spells that you can refer to throughout the game.

The other two books – the Dungeon Master's Guide and Monster Manual – are for when you're ready to hop on the other side of the DM screen to run your own games. The former teaches you how to create adventures for your players, while the latter gives you a vast compendium of creatures to test your unsuspecting victims (sorry I mean friends) in combat.

Altogether, this set is the ideal present for any D&D fan. It's true that a lot of this information can be scrounged up by searching online, but the results are not always clear or comprehensive. Anyone with more than a passing interest in the tabletop RPG that's looking to take the hobby to the next level will really appreciate having all this key info to hand.

If you're already a veteran player - or looking to shop for one - you can also find today's best deals on more of the best Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks below.

James Pickard
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James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his personal use, he decided to make it his job to share all the best bargains and coupon codes with you. James also has almost a decade of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting or stacking coupon codes to get the biggest savings, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.