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Add Greedy GM's Special: $59.99 $44.99

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Promising, but could use a revision

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Wow, are these a great idea. The implementation, however, could use a bit of work. That said, it's nice to see this product realized, even in a somewhat-less-than-ideal form.

Pros:
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* Price. These won't break the bank, and they definitely add something over an empty grid.
* The doors are great, especially if given a quick ink wash. Combined with a bit of poster tack as the instructions suggest, they are ideal for use on just about any 1" grid. In fact, I wish they sold the doors separately, maybe in a few different styles. Hmmmm...

Cons:
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* The walls need to be 25-30% taller to hit that sweet spot of looking clearly like a dungeon but still allowing easy manipulation of minis. As it stands, these can look more like a field-stone fence than a dungeon wall.
* Slightly higher quality casting would have made these much more user-friendly. As it is, you definitely want to carefully cut away the flash before use. On the other hand, that's inexpensive, mass-produced plastic for you.

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Bored of the Dragon Queen

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WotC bravely brings its tradition of mediocre adventures in the era of 5th edition with this wholly unremarkable product. Unfortunately, it does so on ground which has already been tread by (the superior) Red Hand of Doom.

Pros:
* High quality full-color book with heavy paper.
* Most of the art is good.
* First major adventure available for the new edition.

Cons:
* Plenty of editing mistakes, some seemingly related to the fluid nature of the rules during development; Others...not so much.
* Punishingly difficult in the early going.
* Zero PDF/eBook availability (at least at the time of this writing) is a MAJOR disappointment. -1 star.

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A second strong showing for Fifth Edition

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Dungeons and Dragons comes surging back looking much more like the game I've always wanted.

Pros:
* Huge book jam-packed full of monsters.
* Most of the art is fantastic.
* Consists largely of compact, easy-to-use stat-blocks.

Cons:
* No "monsters by Challenge" index. Huh?
* Some monsters are buried -- seemingly arbitrarily so -- in an appendix.
* Zero PDF/eBook availability (at least at the time of this writing) is a MAJOR disappointment.

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Functional and well-built, but utilitarian

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Pros
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* Very sturdy.
* Good selection of DM info.
* Fair price.

Cons
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* I'd prefer a 3-panel landscape screen. Pretty please?
* The art is a collage of recycled iconic portraits. Which probably helped keep costs down, but I would have preferred something a bit more inspiring. After all, the players are going to be staring at this thing quite a bit...

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D&D is back. Yeah, baby!

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Dungeons and Dragons comes surging back looking much more like the game I've always wanted.

Pros:
This is D20 boiled down to the essentials with a smattering of the best rules from prior editions. It runs fast and doesn't introduce too much "processing overhead," letting the DM keep the focus on the story.

Concentration reins in both complexity and caster power.

Raises the bar on art (most of it, anyway; see Cons) and graphic design.

Lightly armored, dex-focused melee is finally a viable option from the start.

Plenty of race and class variety right out of the gate. All the important bases are covered. *cough* gnomes *cough*

Cons:
The halfling art. It's just not good in a creepy, giant-head sort of way.

Zero PDF/eBook availability (at least at the time of this writing) is a MAJOR disappointment.

Price. $50 is a bit steep. The PHB should be subsidized a bit to lower barriers to entry. In my opinion, $40 would have been ideal. At the very least, $50 should have included a nice, saddle-stitched binding.

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