Resources for Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rulebooks:

Player’s Handbook: The core rules for all players

Dungeon Master’s Guide: Rules for running the game

Monster Manual: A book of monsters and encounters for DMs 

Volo’s Guide to Monsters: Additional lore/monsters for DMs and new character options for players

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything: Expanded classes, spells, and character options

Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes: New lore and monsters for DMs and new character options for players



Helpful links:

This is an abbreviated version of the Player’s Handbook, which is good to get started (but does not include everything):



Roll20’s 5e Compendium is a great resource for abilities, items, spells, and stats:



This wiki has all the class, race, and archetype options for building a character. Includes most (but not all) information from the rulebooks: