Brant Guillory, 16 December 2021 ~ #UnboxingDay
There’s plenty of good deals on this starter set for a budding gamer this holiday season, including mass market stores.
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The box front & back
The contents of the box: 2 books, DM screen, a bunch of cards, a set of dice, a couple of maps. No figures or character markers for the maps, though.
The rule book is well-illustrated and covers what you’d expect
The Essentials box includes rules for ‘sidekicks’ that support a single-player game, so this one legitimately plays with just 2 players if needed.
Adventure book, with a multi-layered campaign that runs several sessions to keep players hooked on a longer campaign.
There are a bunch of sheets of tear-apart cards with all sorts of conditional statuses
Another sheet has key NPCs with portraits.
There’s a handy fold-up box to keep all these cards, and a set of dice
Mandatory pad of character sheets, with the original six stats out of order.
Front and back of the map. The Sword Coast and the local town
4-panel DM screen, though it’s shorter than the ones we all grew up with.
Overall, it’s a decent package for new players with a limited crowd to play with, even if the box is light on the ‘toy factor’
Thanks for joining this month’s #UnboxingDay with the Armchair Dragoons and we hope you enjoyed our recon of our recent acquisitions.
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