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Alright, I've never played a true pen and paper RPG. The closest I've come would have to be Hero Quest as a kid and some dabbling in Warhammer Fantasy tabletop.
I want to get a group of friends together to play an RPG once or twice a month. I've played Dungeons and Dragons Online, which sort of introduced me to the basic role mechanics and how some of that stuff works out, especially character creation. I'm interested in that quite a bit.
My brother has some old Paranoia books and wouldn't mind giving that game a shot as well, but I understand a newer version has been released of that. Would it be pretty silly to play the old one?
Anyway, my main question is this: how do I get started here? How many people do we really need to run a good game of DnD, considering we're all absolute beginners. What do we need to buy?
Are the handbooks available online for free somewhere legally?