Unboxing the Stranger Things D&D Starter Set

WotC's Greg Tito unboxed the Stranger Things D&D Starter Set a couple of days ago. Here's a quick peek inside!


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CptPhoenix

Villager
The beginners set for 4e wasn't as great as the Pathfinder beginner box, so I'm still on the fence about this one. I want 7 dice, maps, and counters, otherwise it feels like it's missing a lot.
 
The beginners set for 4e wasn't as great as the Pathfinder beginner box, so I'm still on the fence about this one. I want 7 dice, maps, and counters, otherwise it feels like it's missing a lot.
IIRC, the 4e starter set was also less than half the price of the Pathfinder beginner box, so it would be a bit odd if it was as great.
 

storm_wolf

Villager
I would have preferred a more Expert Set/Blue Box feel as the kids's characters are established from the series, maybe starting them off at level 3 instead of level 1. Having the adventure start around level 3 and finish around level 10 would give a lot more material to use with a still easy entry point.

Please stop Red Boxing, you did it in 4th edition, and now 5th, you are making enough new awesome you don't need to crutch from old awesome.
 

Rellott

Explorer
I would have preferred a more Expert Set/Blue Box feel as the kids's characters are established from the series, maybe starting them off at level 3 instead of level 1. Having the adventure start around level 3 and finish around level 10 would give a lot more material to use with a still easy entry point.
Except this sort of crossover material is at least partially intended to get fans of Stranger Things to start playing D&D. Starting at level 1 makes that onboarding easier and makes them more likely to stick around.
 

guachi

Villager
Wow. Those screenshots look like the most unprofessional unboxing I've ever seen. And, sadly, I've seen my share of unboxing videos.

The set looks fine. But that video is amateur hour looking.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Wow. Those screenshots look like the most unprofessional unboxing I've ever seen. And, sadly, I've seen my share of unboxing videos.

The set looks fine. But that video is amateur hour looking.
The poor screenshots are my fault, not his.

His incorrect pronunciation of “coup de grace” is all his though! :)
 

guachi

Villager
The poor screenshots are my fault, not his.

His incorrect pronunciation of “coup de grace” is all his though! :)
The screenshots may be yours but having now watched part of the video your screenshots are an accurate representation of the video. It's awful video quality. The video is SD quality. It looks like a video from my cheap mediocre camera I had 15 years ago.

I couldn't find where he says "coup de grace". Does he pronounce "grace" like "grah" (wrong) or "grahss" (right)?

I'm optimistic about the Stranger Things set. The boat shown at the end was very unimpressive.
 
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hopeless

Villager
Do they have the rights to do one based on the original Dungeons & Dragons animated series...

Does it include a folded play map...
 
It's not just display, but meant for a beginning player or DM to use the box to carry around character sheets, dice, pens, and other gaming needs.
Since when do DMs need a box to put their stuff in? Did people stop using binders, backpacks, messenger bags, etc? I agree with the person who made the comment "a lot of empty air"... its way over packaged.
 

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