Noob needs a dungeon guide
Well, I've never been a board gamer, and I've only once played beer & pretzels D&D. Last night I bought Neverwinter Nights Diamond for my PC on a whim, and didn't realize that it uses D&D 3rd Edition rules. The game is fun, the story is interesting, and I'm progressing, but I'm not really sure how the numerical system works, or where to look for a guide that will dumb it down to a five-minute lesson.
So I'm hoping that somebody out there can give me a quick primer.
Weapons: I'm assuming a 1d8 sword is better than a 1d6 sword? How does the system work from there? Is a 2d6 better than a 1d8? Just explain it in, like, two lines if you can. Please. Pretty please. I've no idea.