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Dungeons & Dragons: Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn

| Published: 2015
Expansion for Dice Masters
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Battle for Faerûn brings Dice Masters Collectible Dice Building game to the tabletop with this all-new head-to-head competitive game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe!

Battle for Faerûn is the first set in the Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters Line! Prepare to defeat the opposing warlord with dragons, mind flayers, beholders, kobolds, stirges, and adventurers!

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“Great Standalone Dice Masters Game”

Dice Masters seemed to find just the right niche for todays gamers: Price point low enough not to deter people not fond of blind buy packaging, enough “deck” construction to keep the power gamers searching for optimal builds, and access to intellectual properties that came with a pre-established fan base. It’s not hard to see then why the game has become SO popular in such a short window of time.

Last year when Avengers vs X-Men Dice Masters released the demand was so high that people were unable to find Starters for sale at retail for several months. Later the Uncanny X-Men expansion released and while popular there has been a group of people that passed on it because they missed out on AvX. When Yu-Gi-Oh Dice Masters came out last month it was the first non-Marvel set, but again there were people that passed due to not being fans of the property. So for anyone that has been interested in Dice Masters but passed so far, Dungeons and Dragons Dice Masters may be what you’ve been waiting for.

D&DDM can be played with any other DM game, albeit with some term swapping. Whether they play well together remains to be seen. There are several new mechanics that will not interact with previous releases, which is to be expected. In addition there are several subfactions introduced for the Adventurer characters that have not received any support or drawbacks.

The dice supplied with D&DDD are superior to previous releases as far as manufacturing and quality control go. Although there are a handful of dice with poor color combinations the dice overall are both pleasant to look at and better made. The cards look great, but suffer from the same packaging issues that plagued earlier sets (i.e. the curved cards, cards crimped/ cut in the seal of the booster, etc.)

As a standalone the game plays great. the new equipment and non-basic action cards are strong enough to warrant running them in place of random character 7-8. There is a lot of internal interaction, with the Experience and Alignment mechanics being the most overt examples. There is not as much viable ramp, so the games also tend to be slower than the average AXM/ UXM games.

All in all I was not disappointed in this iteration of Dice Masters and look forward to seeing if they produce any dedicated expansions to D&D DM.

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“Fantasy themed Dice Masters? I'll bite.”

I had not played Dice Masters as anything collectible had become a dirty word since I exited Magic years ago as I did not have the funds, time or patience to be a suitcase player. I saw Dice Masters demoed at a convention and I thought “Hmmm, that looks fun, but I dunno. Do I want to get hooked on something with booster packs again?”

The answer was a resounding “No” until the Dungeons and Dragons iteration arrived. I know Superhero themed collectible card/dice games and deck-bulding games are all the rage, however, I am a traditional fantasy guy. I know some think it is a tired theme, but I love spells and dragons, but mostly dwarves. I love the D&D classes still. So when this showed up, my answer changed to “Yes please”.

It is the same system, of course, as the other Dice Master entries so any review of the game mechanics is redundant and unnecessary. This version has spells and equipment. It also has Trolls and Carrion Crawlers and Gelatinous cubes and Paladins and yes DWARVES!!!

I am now the proud owner of the starter set and about 20 booster packs, which are ONE DOLLAR! That is probably what is best about Dice Masters. You can engage in the excitement of opening a pack and building your collection for so much less than I could in my days of Magic and the game mechanics have so much opportunity for so many different gameplay options.

If you were hesitant, but the D&D theme made you do a double take and reconsider, dive in like I did. You get all the Dwarves and Dragons plus a great game.


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