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Digital D&D books are $20 for Cyber Monday

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I love physical tabletop rulebooks (opens in new tab) and character sheets—they're the only reason I've had to use a mechanical pencil since grade school, and I also love mechanical pencils—but I can't deny that D&D Beyond (opens in new tab) is a convenient way to manage characters, especially if you have a tablet or small laptop to bring to the table. 

The Beyond Marketplace's (opens in new tab) digital books, such as the D&D Player's Handbook, aren't just copies of the text. When you buy one, it also becomes part of a searchable database of rules, spells, items, and monsters available to you, and the Handbook in particular feeds into D&D Beyond's character creation and management tool.

If you've been thinking of going digital with your DMing or playing, now's the time to do that, as nearly all of D&D Beyond's digital books are on sale for Cyber Monday. The three primary 5th Edition texts are the Player's Handbook, the Dungeon Master's Guide, and the Monster Manual, and they're each $20 right now, down from $30.

A bunch of other books, like Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes and the Waterdeep Dungeon of the Mad Mage adventure are likewise on sale. And if you want to go all out, the Legendary Bundle (opens in new tab) for $384.79 unlocks all digital books on D&D Beyond and gives you a 15% discount on all future digital books. To purchase any of this, though, you'll have to log into D&D Beyond (opens in new tab) with a Twitch account (for some reason).

If you prefer physical books, you can still get a deal. Amazon has the Player's Handbook (opens in new tab) and others on sale (opens in new tab), with a little extra coming off if you use the NOVBOOK18 code at checkout. 

For more discounts, head to our Cyber Monday deals (opens in new tab)page, which we're continuously updating with the best new sales on PC hardware and games.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.