To open or not to open


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So I bought this for my nephews and I plan of bringing it over for xmas and playing them through the first time. I have it on pdf so I should be able to read it ahead of time.
Now the question. To open it there or here? If I open it here I can look everything over and have no surprises. But opening it with them would make if more fun (I think).


I'd wait, I think. It might be fun to dig into it with them and, as you note, you can preview everything via the PDF. If old enough it might be fun to put together the pawns with them.
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I would wait. I am in a similar position. I bought it for my son's birthday in early December. So it sits high up on a shelf in a brown cardboard box unopened, though it calls my name beckoning me to open it. So far I have resisted.

I did order the PDFs though, so I'm ready to run it as soon as IronPup opens it! I figure let him have the fun of opening it and discovering the contents. we can punch out the pawns together and such as part of game prep.


Yeah, I have the same problem. I bought it as a Christmas present for the kids of a friend of mine. I'm sure they're going to enjoy it thoroughly. But in the meantime, it sits just a few feet from where I am now and I want to open it up and look at all the goodies.

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Wait. It's their gift, not yours. If you really want to open it up, buy another copy for yourself.


What if there is a printing error that needs to be fixed before you give it away? Open it up, just to be sure...


Nukruh wrote:
What if there is a printing error that needs to be fixed before you give it away? Open it up, just to be sure...

You would say that and I know of at least two others on here that had the errors.


Exiled Prince wrote:
Nukruh wrote:
What if there is a printing error that needs to be fixed before you give it away? Open it up, just to be sure...
You would say that and I know of at least two others on here that had the errors.

Ok. I did it. No errors, but now I feel dirty. Still I gently put everything back as was and it's not going to be touched again till xmas.


I understand, I bought two, one for me and one for them..problem solved :)

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Larry Lichman wrote:
Wait. It's their gift, not yours. If you really want to open it up, buy another copy for yourself.

This, man, this.


Exiled Prince wrote:
Ok. I did it. No errors, but now I feel dirty. Still I gently put everything back as was and it's not going to be touched again till xmas.

The evil skull in hand strikes again!


Yeah, I am tempted but I'd never actually open it.


Now you have a reason to buy shrink wrap and a heat gun!


*Slaps Exiled Prince’s hand*

Bad bad uncle.


well it prob was for the best. I thought about it and either I'm going to mail it or take it on the plane with me. Either way I've added some other goodies to the box. So far I bought the "Nights of Wundagore" graphic novel for the older one who's bat s$+@ about comics now. I was telling him about the stories I read when I was his age and he wanted them. Might throw in the Original AD&D Players handbook. I think it'll fit.


So I gave them the box set at xmas and they opened it and put it aside in about 2minutes. I thought that was the end of that and would not be hearing anything about it again.
The next day the older (10) one asked if we could play. I was suffering from bronchitis,had not read the whole adventure and we had no privacy as my mother was hoovering around the kitchen. To make matters worst the younger one (6) in no way shape or form wanted anything to do with it and came over to the table and knocked down the minis. After the 6 year old was whisked away we started playing and at the end the 10 year old said he liked it, but with no enthusiasm. And so I thought that was the end of that. We didn't even get to finished the game.
But then the next day he asked me if we could finished the game and I said of course. At the end he started reading the books and said "Being the DM is the most fun right? I said it could be. He then said, and I have NO idea were it came from, "I would like to run a game in the city instead of the wilderness ." Now believe me when I tell you that I told this kid nothing about this game. In fact the only hard fast rules I taught him was rolling dice. But he had the concept of the game and more importantly how far you could take it, down. He said " Yea in a city you can buy the magic items only I think I would lower the prices on some of them. " I said " Tyler it's your game you can do whatever you want. That kid is so smart. He even was planning on who he was going to get to play it with him.


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