The Rules Compendium is a 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons rulebook published in September 2010. It is part of the Essentials line of rulebooks.

Although the Rules Compendium includes basic rules for playing the game, it does not contain detailed rules about character creation or advancement, such as races, classes, feats, and the like. That material can be found in other rulebooks.

A quick and handy rules reference and guide for the Dungeons & Dragons® Fantasy Roleplaying Game.

This handy and comprehensive Dungeons & Dragons book is intended as a quick rules reference. It contains the complete core rules for the 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Roleplaying Game.

In addition to providing an overview of the game and how it’s played, this book presents the core rules in a format that is easily referenced during a game. It includes information on level advancement, combat, experience points, treasure, skills, equipment, and more.