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I got the Kickstarter edition, but I expect this deck is almost the same


I got the Kickstarter edition, which I expect to be just like this one except for a couple small changes: The side says "Kickstarter Edition" and inside there is one extra card, "The Beginning," a Kickstarter exclusive card that has a beautiful and cute picture of a dragon hatchling coming out of its egg. Oh, and a note on the rule sheet card for what "The Beginning" does.

In any case, the deck is beautiful and high quality. The tuck box is slightly oversized so there's room to pop in extra cards if you somehow acquire something you want to add. (I picked up "The Happy Squirrel" joke tarot card at GenCon from GameCrafters and found it was the same size, so added it to my deck.)

Rather than describe all the cards, I'll just link to Analog Games online Deck of Many Things which shows the whole deck:


The four new cards--Strength, Wizard, Wolf, and Sword--are pretty cards and well balanced with original deck.

I should also note that I collect decks and have all the Deck of Many Things printed thus far save the Green Ronin one. These are larger than the deck that comes with Madness at Gardmore Abbey, better quality printing than the old cut-out-yourself deck with the George Barr art from the old issue of Dragon, and better all-round than the fan-made one I got years ago. Probably the nicest version thus far.

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Excellent but not stellar dice cup

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I got this yesterday as a keepsake for the last day of Paizocon 2013. It's a classic leather dice cup, lashed together with leather laces, that feels good in the hand and should only grow more attractive with wear. Inside it had a single d12 from Q-Workshop's elven set. The d12s show off the designs best, so this is likely why that is picked--I also have a d12 in their skull pattern that I picked up years ago when they were touring the US and hit WorldCon.

Anyway, the lid is stamped with a gilded compass rose and the sides are stamped and gilded with a map of the world. The one reason that this review is 4 instead of 5 is that the leather tooling isn't deep enough on this cup, possibly as a function of the gilding, and not as pretty as something made by Oberon Leathers--one of my favorite companies. Then again, Oberon doesn't make dice cups. The bottom of the cup, however, is deeply tooled with the Q-Workshop logo, so some heavier tooling with the lid should be possible.

In any case, still very pretty and should serve well to frighten my players as I run them through Skull & Shackles and serve nicely afterward.

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The Forest at Night

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This and the theater are my first flip mats. I proudly showed them off to one of my players and she remarked, "This must be the forest at night."

Indeed, it must be.

I've got the other on order, and while it will be slightly annoying to not have the three match up perfectly visually, this is a very good map with lots of potential, even if it looks like a night time scene or day with a very strong overcast.

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Wonderful content


I got these because I was going to be doing an underground exploration and monster hunt. These made for wonderful set pieces, with players immediately answering questions for themselves. For example, the temple chamber with the broken pillar had the pillar to show the height of the roof of the chamber such that I didn't have to pull numbers out of thin air and the players had fun interacting with the environment.

Detailed enough to be very useful, generic enough to be even more useful. A really excellent purchase.