New boxed set

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
A fresh starter set is absolutely needed. LMoP is getting quite old and, despite the praise, is not a great intro to the game IMHO. The Stranger Things set has also not garnered much praise.
 

jayoungr

Explorer
LMoP is getting quite old and, despite the praise, is not a great intro to the game IMHO.
What's wrong with it?

Also, I don't see how a starter set can get old, since by definition it's going to be used by people who haven't played the game before.
 

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
What's wrong with it?
IMHO it's more an introduction to 5e than it is to D&D. The first encounter, for example, has been described as a potential TPK if DMs don't handle it with kid gloves. There's way too little handholding/guidance (which is why i think it's an introduction to the new edition rather than an introduction to D&D and TTRPG in general).

Also, I don't see how a starter set can get old, since by definition it's going to be used by people who haven't played the game before.
Many DMs have run it many times over as an introductory adventure. It would be nice to have something fresh for DMs to run (and with some improvements to aid new DMs).

But it's just my opinion of course :)
 

Ralif Redhammer

Adventurer
It almost sounds like it could be an Expert Set to go with the Basic one. Which would essentially bifurcate the D&D product line at this point, which seems an unlikely choice. Maybe it’s just a general play-aid boxed set, with stuff like condition cards, dice, some random tables, and probably an adventure.
 

gyor

Adventurer
I'm going to buck the trend and say I hope it's not a starter set, we have two of those for 5e and low level APs, maybe a Campaign Setting Boxed Set instead would be cool.
 

Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
The artist is Clyde Caldwell, which I thought was neat way back in the day, that he did the art and got the castle named after him.
Clyde Caldwell was one of my top 5 favorite D&D artists* back in the 80s. I especially loved how he did gemstones. And the cover to DL1 is still one of my favorite pieces of D&D art ever. But yeah, he did have a thing for painting scantily clad damsels in distress (like Boris Vallejo, which I'm sure was a big influence) Not a style that would be met well today.


* in case you're curious, the others were: Bill Willingham, Jeff Dee, Trampier, and Elmore. He also made my top 10 overall artists, including Christos Achilleos, Mike Ploog, Frazetta, Brothers Hildebrant, and Erol Otus
 
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lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Clyde Caldwell was one of my top 5 favorite D&D artists* back in the 80s. I especially loved how he did gemstones. And the cover to DL1 is still one of my favorite pieces of D&D art ever. But yeah, he did have a thing for painting scantily clad damsels in distress (like Boris Vallejo, which I'm sure was a big influence) Not a style that would be met well today.


* in case you're curious, the others were: Bill Willingham, Jeff Dee, Trampier, and Elmore.
Otus?

No Otus?
 

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