Today we’ve got another subscription service review, but with a twist. After getting my first box from a competitor, I decided to check see what Dungeon Crate had to offer. Fortunately, the service has a sampler box, full of useful items from previous months’ boxes. $20 plus shipping got me:
This sampler box is packed with some awesome stuff! It may be strange, but the condition tokens blew me away. Advanced Deployment did a fantastic job in creating some unique tokens for keeping track of the different conditions your players may experience including poison, prone, and invisible. I love the simplicity and artistry of the token set. My only complaint is that there’s only one set in the box! It might be asking for too much, but I’d have loved two or even three of these sets.
The Magic Treasures metal miniatures set from Reaper Miniatures is also very cool. Reaper is known for making great quality miniatures and these treasure items are perfect for use in any campaign. It’s also nice to see a subscription service that recognizes the need and usefulness of minis that aren’t monsters or characters. Once painted, these magic items can add another layer of depth to the realism of your games. The raven plastic miniature by Dungeon Crawler and royal throne cast miniature from Knight Watch Games are also of high quality. Both items are really situational and may not see use in every campaign, but it shouldn’t be too hard to work them into a game.
The Heroes of High Fantasy adventure module is designed for 4-6 players and is set up with varying difficulties depending on the player levels, making it useful to virtually every group that plays D&D. It’s great for a one shot or for taking a break from your current adventures. It comes with everything needed to play the adventure, including variable monster stat blocks. The other adventure item, Buried Council Chamber, is a great little dungeon to throw your players into when you need a break from everything else.
My least favorite item in the sampler box is the sprue of zombes from Mantic games. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to see items that don’t necessary have to be used in fantasy settings and the miniatures seem nice, but I don’t see myself getting a whole lot of use out of them. Maybe it’s time we break out that copy of All Flesh Must Be Eaten.
For $20, this sampler box from Dungeon Crate is a fantastic value. There are a lot of cool items that can be used in a number of different situations. A monthly subscription for the normal box is just under $30 and you can check out what the previous boxes contained on the Dungeon Crate website. I will be grabbing my own subscription here soon so I can grab some more the awesome goodness and see how the monthly crate compares to its competition. If you like what you see here, we recommend you get a sampler box and subscription of your own. You can also buy a lot of the items in singles at the Dungeon Crate store.