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So, while perusing the wizards website a week or two back, I noticed they had recently released a Dungeons and Dragons module for Heroscape.

 

I thought it might be interesting, and since I already have Heroscape and a few extras for it, why not? I would have the added bonus of having some extra mini's available whenever needed.

 

 

 

Anyways, in case anyone was wondering, I took some pictures of the mini's that came in the box. Nothing suprising really, just FYI. I did expect more than 10, but I can't blame anyone other than myself for that one. No research and all that. I do really like the Troll.

 

Apolgies for the blurryness on a few of the figures....I think you'll get the gist of it, though.

 

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The Drow set looks OK (plastic dragon looks like a very useful figure), but the first set doesn't inspire me (troll not looking too good IMHO). If I see the drow set, I might pick it up. OTOH, with the handful of figures from Reaper as well as Otherworld threatening to release some drow as well, it's not a huge thing...

 

Damon.

 

PS: is it just me, or does anyone have the urge to convert the female figure in the first set to Nova from Starblazers?

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yah the minis are obvious carry-overs from their mini line.

 

I seen that miniaturemarket.com has a bunch of single stuff (must have opened a few boxes) for sale.

 

http://miniaturemarket.com/heroscape_bitz1

 

Awesome link...not for the D&D figures, but the Heroscape tiles. I've been thinking about using them for Battletech for some time...

 

Damon.

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PS: is it just me, or does anyone have the urge to convert the female figure in the first set to Nova from Starblazers?

 

Now you just need to find an IQ-9 and Dr. Sane.

 

Just paint a black arrow on that jumpsuit and it's really good to go without much conversion.

 

Thanks for taking me on a little space opera childhood memory. I used to watch Starblazers afterschool as a kid!

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My FLGS has a copy of this out for demo. It's not a bad little set, given the number of tiles and minis you get. I've liked the terrain for Heroscape for a while now, but the minis haven't been very exciting to me. Since this set has both terrain and D&D creatures, I'm giving more thought to getting one.

 

Of course, the Mini Market link to their bitz, that allows me just to buy terrain chunks...I like that even better...

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and the obvious repacking of already existing minis leaves me feeling like they just got lazy.

 

or cost effective. It is Hasbro/Wizards but still every dollar counts. I think the selection of minis they used could have been a bit better thou (hate that dwarf mini when it was a "D&D" mini & still hate it as a HS ha ha)

 

RM

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I looked at this at the FLGS last week. Do you really get as many tiles as it looks like on the box? If so I may have to pick this up.

 

I bought the Marvel set for my son a couple of years ago, but there's not nearly enough tiles in it. I guess they had to give so much money to Marvel that they couldn't afford to put too many tiles in. ::(:

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I looked at this at the FLGS last week. Do you really get as many tiles as it looks like on the box? If so I may have to pick this up.

 

I bought the Marvel set for my son a couple of years ago, but there's not nearly enough tiles in it. I guess they had to give so much money to Marvel that they couldn't afford to put too many tiles in. ::(:

 

The D&D set has about 50 tiles, including the one 3-piece rock outcropping and 3 one-piece tiles. I think that's only about 10 more tiles than the marvel set, but it allows for a pretty decent sized area. Most are rock, dirt and "dungeon" tiles (the latter being new tiles), plus water and "shadow" tiles (which are also new, and give +1 to defense, and allow for special abilities for Drow, and I think the dwarf or some other hero, iirc). There are also a small handful of grass tiles thrown in, but the maps in the scenarios call for them to be placed under other tiles... I guess they're there for filler, but it's nice to have a couple of other types that you can use to create your own maps.

 

That's only 10 more than the Marvel set, but if you've already got that, you've got a good amount. :)

 

Incidentally, I bought it shortly after it came out, having never played heroscape before. My wife and I play D&D, DDM, Magic and other games, so the D&D theme was actually what piqued my interest... We liked the game so much, we ended up buying copies of Master Set 1 and 2 only a couple of weeks later... (plus the bridge expansion and another booster pack of heroes that she liked!) From what I've read on heroscapers and other forums, it seems like a lot of fans weren't happy with the choice/theme of this expansion... or the reuse of D&D miniatures. But I can't complain, since it introduced me to Heroscape (even though I have the troll and dragon from DDM). I'm already looking forward to new expansions and boosters.

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