From the back of the book:
You hold in your hands the introduction to the world's greatest fantasy roleplaying experience, the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game. If you have a taste for excitement, if you're ready to take the next step beyond computer adventure games, this is what you've been waiting for! It contains everything you need to learn the fine art of becoming a Dungeon Master, weaving the interactive stories from which heroic adventures are made.
It all starts with the celebrated Fast-Play Rules, a step-by-step tutorial that shows you the basic concepts of the game in a few quick pages. Then, dive right into "Eye of the Wyvern," and exciting adventure that takes heroes across the wilderness to confront a rampaging wyvern that has devastated the countryside!
Experience roleplaying the way it was meant to be, face to face with your friends, where imagination is your only limit. Welcome to the worlds of adventure.