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D&D General I know it's not Christmas yet, but this D&D advent calendar...

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
... looks pretty cool!

(Edit - looks like it might be a scam or something)

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MarkB

Legend
The price isn't even too bad for what's in it, though hopefully it'll be available from UK retailers too.

EDIT: On closer examination, this looks rather dodgy, though.
 
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dave2008

Legend
Isn't that dragon-type monster on the poster something from Monster Hunter, not D&D? Something seems a little off about this to me. I'm thinking this is not an officially licensed product, but I could be wrong.

It really is a great deal if all those miniatures are included, but I can't really tell from the website.

EDIT: After looking at the main image a little closer, there is a lot of photoshop working going on there. It is not a bunch of minis on a desk and in the advent box like it looks like at first glance. They are mostly images pasted together I am pretty sure.
 
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MarkB

Legend
Isn't that dragon-type monster on the poster something from Monster Hunter, not D&D? Something seems a little off about this to me. I'm thinking this is not an officially licensed product, but I could be wrong.

It really is a great deal if all those miniatures are included, but I can't really tell from the website.

EDIT: After looking at the main image a little closer, there is a lot of photoshop working going on there. It is not a bunch of minis on a desk and in the advent box like it looks like at first glance. They are mostly images pasted together I am pretty sure.
Yeah, if the scale of the box with the mini awkwardly photoshopped inside one opening is consistent, there's no way those Large or Huge size minis are going to fit in a similar sized space - so, since all the openings are the same size, what's going on here?

EDIT: Also, I just noticed that the art isn't just reproducing the image from the Players Handbook - it's a direct lift, including the text that appears at the bottom of the cover.
 
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dave2008

Legend
Yeah, if the scale of the box with the mini awkwardly photoshopped inside one opening is consistent, there's no way those Large or Huge size minis are going to fit in a similar sized space - so, since all the openings are the same size, what's going on here?
All the minis and dice are photoshopped I believe. I am 99% sure it is not licensed, yet has D&D plastered everywhere and I am definitely not sure what you will actually get if you buy this. Cool idea, but I would not risk my money on this.
 



dave2008

Legend
Huh. Well that’s disappointing! I thought it liked rather nifty when it popped up on Facebook!
It does look nifty, a bit to much maybe. That at least was why I started to look a little closer. It helps that I have used photoshop for decades too.
 


jgsugden

Legend
This is almost assuredly a scam. I've seen about 30 different varieties of this calendar from "different" sites on my Facebook feed that are all copy and replace websites. The minis "in" them come from a variety of different sources, and most of them are far too big to fit in a calendar. They're there for minibricks/legos as well as D&D. If you look at what they promise on the site, it is a ridiculous value - and thus too good to be true.
 




J.Quondam

CR 1/8
The company's postal address is 221B Baker Street in London*.
That's... fishy!
:unsure:


* edit to add: That's what it says in the "CONTACT" section the bottom of the landing page. Click-thru on their "Contact Us" link and you get an address in Hong Kong.
 


Eis

Explorer
That's a really cool idea for a novelty die, though!

While this product is definitely a scam, it does look like something that would be fun to reproduce by hand for a D&D group or fan.
I wonder if you could get an advent calendar template and either customize it or have it custom printed with a D&D design. Then you could just fill the compartments yourself with minis, dice etc.
 

jgsugden

Legend
I wonder if you could get an advent calendar template and either customize it or have it custom printed with a D&D design. Then you could just fill the compartments yourself with minis, dice etc.
That is pretty simple. They sell 25 bin wooden shelves on Amazon for use in making Advent Calendars. Then you get "removable" printable labels and move it do what you want.
 


J.Quondam

CR 1/8
Didn't Holmes write the '77 basic rules? ;)



"Good heavens!" I exclaimed upon entering the chamber. The walls were scorched and blackened, and small puddles of water still dampened the floor. "It seems there was bonfire here, or something, and our uncanny quarry put it out in a hurry!"

"But," Holmes said quickly, "you have noticed the lack of ash, of course. There was no fuel to feed this fire. And with no hoses or buckets about to have carried water, the flames were certainly not extinguished by normal means."

"By jove, you're right! But what does it mean?"

Holmes took a puff from his pipe and smiled.

"Elementals, my dear Watson."

 
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