I wasn't sure where to post this so I apologise if it's in the wrong spot.
So, last night me and some friends were discussing the idea of trying Dungeons and Dragons but we have no idea of where to start. We've heard a few people describe it and such and after looking online a bit I've found 3rd and 4th editions of player guides, dungeon master guides, monster guides, etc. and I've no idea what we need as a group to start playing and was wondering if there was anybody in the community here that could help explain what we're in need of.
Thank you in advance to any help.