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The Big D&D MS3 Review: Part #3 - Miscellaneous Materials

Posted February 5th, 2010 at 07:09 PM by AliasQTip
Updated February 5th, 2010 at 07:30 PM by AliasQTip
A little more than a week ago I purchased two Dungeons & Dragons: Battle for the Underdark Master Sets from one of the sponsors of this site. After digging into the box and looking through all the figures, terrain, and other materials, I’ve decided to sit down and write a review for those thinking of purchasing one. This review will be broken into three parts: The Terrain, The Figures, and Miscellaneous Materials. Now, finally, part three…

Miscellaneous Materials
First, let me say I wasn’t quite sure what to call this section. It’s about the extras – the other stuff that comes in the box.

With each new master set we get new Order Markers. The order markers in the new set are dark purple in color. Somebody predicted that eventually we will have colored order markers for each Valkyrie General. If that’s true, I guess, Einar, this one’s for you. Only two sets of order markers come with MS3. I figure it’s mainly because the dungeon crawl game type is geared...
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The Big D&D MS3 Review: Part #2 - The Figures

Posted February 2nd, 2010 at 03:05 PM by AliasQTip
A little more than a week ago I purchased two Dungeons & Dragons: Battle for the Underdark Master Sets from one of the sponsors of this site. After digging into the box and looking through all the figures, terrain, and other materials, I’ve decided to sit down and write a review for those thinking of purchasing one. This review will be broken into three parts: The Terrain, The Figures, and Miscellaneous Materials. Now onto part two…

The Figures
Quality and quantity. Unfortunately both are lacking in this master set. Let’s start with the latter. Previous master sets included a wealth of great unique figures. This new set, as far as the total figure count goes, is only on par with the Marvel Master Set. Here are the numbers:
Figure Counts
  • Rise of the Valkyrie – 10 Unique Heroes, 6 Unique Squads = 30 Figures Total
  • Swarm of the Marro – 6 Unique Heroes, 1 Marro Hive, 6 Unique Squads = 25 Figures Total
  • Battle for the Underdark – 6 Unique Heroes, 1 Uncommon
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The Big D&D MS3 Review: Part #1 - The Terrain

Posted January 30th, 2010 at 01:13 PM by AliasQTip
About a week ago I purchased two Dungeons & Dragons: Battle for the Underdark Master Sets from one of the sponsors of this site. After digging into the box and looking through all the figures, terrain, and other materials, I've decided to sit down and write a review for those thinking of purchasing one. This review will be broken into three parts: The Terrain, The Figures, and Miscellaneous Materials. Now for part one…

The Terrain
I'm always excited about getting new terrain to build with. The new D&D MS3 has a good bit more terrain than the Marvel Master Set but far less than that of previous sets.
Hex-Count Breakdown:
  • Rise of the Valkyrie – 359 Total Hexes
  • Swarm of the Marro – 232 Total Hexes
  • Battle for the Underdark – 161 Total Hexes
  • Marvel: Conflict Begins – 103 Total Hexes
(Thanks, Darkmage7a)
The D&D MS3 features two new terrain tile types (Dungeon Tiles and Shadow Tiles) as well as Rock Outcrops as LOS blockers. Shadow tiles...
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