As part of the Essentials line of products, which were intended as an easy entry point for new players, Wizards of the Coast released a Dungeon Master's Kit that included a digest-sized book for the Dungeon Master containing much of the same material as the 4th edition DMG along with a two-part adventure module and a set of cardboard tokens for monsters.
Why is a black cat crossing your path considered bad luck - or is it? ) Who were the Titans, and why were the Greek Gods such a pain in their side? Is there anything to the stories of tourists in South America waking up in a bathtub full of ice, minus one kidney?One supplement to the Guide was the Dungeon Master's Screen: two heavy-duty tri-fold boards with the most frequently used tables printed on them for easy reference.The 1979 second edition of the screen describes its purpose as "useful for shielding maps and other game materials from the players when placed upright, and also provide[s] instant reference to the charts and tables most commonly used during play." The Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition screen came packaged with a brief adventure; later editions of that screen, and screens produced for later editions, have instead included character sheets and general reference booklets.Ancient gods, elusive monsters, bad luck and roach eggs in envelope glue; what do all of these things have in common?All of them have a basis in stories that are part myth, part legend, and in some cases part truth.