D&D 5e Starter set is on Amazon


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EN World has the info HERE.

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Hmmm. The Starter set might be worth picking up, just to see.

Certainly cheaper than shelling out for the PHB & the DMG. And probably enough to get a good impression. Play a short game or two.


I like the cover art. Interesting they went the no maps/tokens/pawns route, I'm sure to keep the cost down. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure those cost drivers will lead to a flimsy box like Gloomwrought or Gardmore Abbey. Still, I'm definitely going to buy it.

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Legendarius wrote:
I like the cover art. Interesting they went the no maps/tokens/pawns route, I'm sure to keep the cost down. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure those cost drivers will lead to a flimsy box like Gloomwrought or Gardmore Abbey. Still, I'm definitely going to buy it.

Strange, I was just looking at the cover dress and think how little it made me think D&D.


The cover art looks nice.


Legendarius wrote:
I like the cover art. Interesting they went the no maps/tokens/pawns route, I'm sure to keep the cost down. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure those cost drivers will lead to a flimsy box like Gloomwrought or Gardmore Abbey. Still, I'm definitely going to buy it.

Well, one of the goals of Next is that you can play the game without a grid/map/minis, so it would make sense that they would NOT include any of those things in the starter kit if only to reinforce that play-style (Theater of the Mind) as a viable option.

Personally, I hope that they were able to accomplish that goal as I prefer less tactical combat and would love to be able to return to the "old days" where it all took place in your head.


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Enderrin wrote:
Legendarius wrote:
I like the cover art. Interesting they went the no maps/tokens/pawns route, I'm sure to keep the cost down. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure those cost drivers will lead to a flimsy box like Gloomwrought or Gardmore Abbey. Still, I'm definitely going to buy it.
Strange, I was just looking at the cover dress and think how little it made me think D&D.

I am not sure what you are looking for if this is not D&D.


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donnald johnson wrote:
Enderrin wrote:
Strange, I was just looking at the cover dress and think how little it made me think D&D.
I am not sure what you are looking for if this is not D&D.

A reason to threadcrap?


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Enderrin wrote:
Legendarius wrote:
I like the cover art. Interesting they went the no maps/tokens/pawns route, I'm sure to keep the cost down. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure those cost drivers will lead to a flimsy box like Gloomwrought or Gardmore Abbey. Still, I'm definitely going to buy it.
Strange, I was just looking at the cover dress and think how little it made me think D&D.

A dragon bearing down on an adventurer with the words "Dungeons & Dragons" and "D&D" emblazoned across it doesn't make you think D&D?

Yeah, I'm gonna go with "flimsy excuse for a drive-by threadcrap," too.


I wish they had used that image for the Player's Handbook. It's pretty much "as D&D" as it gets.


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bugleyman wrote:
I wish they had used that image for the Player's Handbook. It's pretty much "as D&D" as it gets.

Yeah, that Starter Set picture works for me. The PHB, not so much.

The MM is nice too.


Digging the art direction on the new books, Starter set is no exception. I'm not really liking the formatting for some reason, it looks like a power point presentation... From what I've gathered, this is a bare-bones approach to a rule set similar to the Playtest/Interim Module rules? I might get this or wait till November and grab the three core books... Time will tell.


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The starter set cover is a nice callback to the 1984 red box cover.


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The Beholder cover of the Monster Manual is my favorite of the bunch.


Liz Courts wrote:
Also available for preorder here.

Any information if rulebooks three will be available as pdfs?

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