The AD&D game is an adventure game designed to give players a feeling of
excitement and danger. Characters brave the unknown perils of moldering dungeons and
thorn-covered wilderness, facing hideous monsters and evil villains. Thus, it
is important for all players to know the basic rules for handling combat.
To create the proper sense of danger and excitement, the rules for combat must
be thorough, but they also must be playable and exciting enough to create a
vivid picture in the minds of the players. Combat in the AD&D game has to allow
many different actions and outcomes--as many as the imagination can produce.
Knowing that anything could happen next, because the rules allow it, creates
excitement for everyone.
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