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Stranger Things' Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Post by Havard » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:44 pm

'Stranger Things' Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set Plays Mike Wheeler's Adventure

By Sean Fallon

At New York Toy Fair 2019, Hasbro / Wizards of the Coast unveiled something that we should have seen coming - a Stranger Things-themed Dungeons & Dragons starter set! As you will see, even experienced players will want to pick this up (and quickly).

According to the description, the starter set allows players "to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler created for his friends". It includes 5 Stranger Things character sheets that are based on classes used in the show (like Will the Wise and Dustin the Dwarf). It also includes two exclusive Demogorgon figures, one of which players can paint and customize. You can pre-order a copy of the set on Amazon or Entertainment Earth for $24.99 with shipping slated for May 1st, 2019. Something tells us you should secure one as soon as you can, because this is going to be a popular set. The official list of features can be found below.
  • Stranger Things themed Dungeons & Dragons: embark on an exciting Dungeons & Dragons adventure, Hunt for the Thessalhydra, "created" By the character Mike from the Netflix original series, Stranger Things
  • Great game for new Dungeon & Dragons players: whether players are new to D&D, or looking for a new adventure, this Stranger Things themed roleplaying game includes everything a group needs to PLAY
  • Detailed rules, adventure book and game dice: The exciting adventure book and colorful rulebook contain tons of information on how to play the game, strategy, and tips for players to advance a character beyond the Fifth level, plus 6 Polyhedral dice so you're ready to play
  • Stranger Things character sheets: play as a favorite stranger things character
  • Includes 2 Demogorgon figures: The game includes 2 Demogorgon figures, one that players can paint and customize

On a related note, the standard Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is ridiculously cheap at the moment - only $9.59 on Amazon. That's 52% off the list price and good for an all-time low. Even experienced players will have fun with this adventure, and at this price there's no reason not to own it.
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If you aren't a Prime member, you can also get the deal via Walmart with free 2-day shipping on orders of $35 or more. The three core D&D books are also on sale via Amazon: Player's Handbook / Monster Manual / Dungeon Master's Guide.

The Starter Set does a wonderful job of simplifying the rules and making the game approachable to new players so they can dive in and start having fun right away. The set comes with everything a new player needs: five ready-to-play characters, six dice, the adventure book Lost Mine of Phandelver, a rulebook, and a character sheet.
Source: https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/02/13 ... arter-set/

I dont know, but I think the 2 Demogorgon figures are based on the monster from the show, not D&D's demogorgon, but I could be wrong?

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Re: Stranger Things' Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Post by timemrick » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:33 pm

Havard wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:44 pm
I dont know, but I think the 2 Demogorgon figures are based on the monster from the show, not D&D's demogorgon, but I could be wrong?
IIRC, Mike's Demogorgon mini in the show was a replica of the very first minis of the demon prince ever made, by Ral Partha or one of their imitators. (It's been a while since I saw some links to articles about it online, and am feeling too lazy to hunt them up now.) The minis shown on that product preview is one of the "real" monsters on the show. That's misleading, and is just going to confuse people (non-gamers and gamers both) even more about what a "Demogorgon" is.
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Re: Stranger Things' Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Post by Havard » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:11 pm

timemrick wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Havard wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:44 pm
I dont know, but I think the 2 Demogorgon figures are based on the monster from the show, not D&D's demogorgon, but I could be wrong?
IIRC, Mike's Demogorgon mini in the show was a replica of the very first minis of the demon prince ever made, by Ral Partha or one of their imitators. (It's been a while since I saw some links to articles about it online, and am feeling too lazy to hunt them up now.) The minis shown on that product preview is one of the "real" monsters on the show. That's misleading, and is just going to confuse people (non-gamers and gamers both) even more about what a "Demogorgon" is.
Yep,
as a Mystara fan, I thought this would be a chance to get get another couple of real D&D Demogorgons. Not that I'd mind getting a mini of the monster from the show, but as you say it comes off as misleading and confusing.

Still, the box looks nice...

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Post by Tim Baker » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:14 pm

I hope it helps get new players into the hobby.

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Post by RobJN » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:55 pm

See, what we need now is a Kids on Bikes or Tales from the Loop iteration, where you play the kids, and then you can play the ST Starter Set adventure, playing as kids playing as their adventurer alter-egos.....
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Re: Stranger Things' Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Post by Tim Baker » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:24 pm

RobJN wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:55 pm
See, what we need now is a Kids on Bikes or Tales from the Loop iteration, where you play the kids, and then you can play the ST Starter Set adventure, playing as kids playing as their adventurer alter-egos.....
Mind...blown.... :shock:

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