April 22, 2009

Word of Wizards - Dangerous Delve Preview 2

Dangerous Delve Preview 2

Today's excerpt takes a look at the Unicorn, a Medusa Archer, a Harpy, a Yuan-ti Fangblade and a Snake Swarm. There's also a little information about how the stat cards would look like.

For the stat cards, it will have two sides. On the 'front', it will have all the defenses, hitpoints, aura and other relevant abilities that are useful outside of the monster's turn. On the other side are all the attacks. However, not all monsters will be designed like this and may not fit into a single stat cards, such as the case of solo or elite monsters.

As mentioned in the first preview, each box will have a certain theme and 3 out of the 5 miniatures in this box are snake related (medusa, yuan-ti, snake swarm), so that explains what the theme is for the box. Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to tell what the theme is from the visible miniature which was the unicorn in this case. So I guess, there's a little random factor in this which I'm not sure if it's a good thing.

Now, let's look at the miniatures themselves.


I really don't like the spots on this one and the color scheme doesn't really show that this miniature has gone through many paint steps.

Medusa Archer
This one is another rare and it looks quite alright to me.

I'm not too sure why is this a rare and I'm really not too impressed by its paint job. I would actually be needing more of this than the medusa and the blue dress just doesn't sit well with me.

Yuan-ti Fangblade

The uncommon in the pack. The crooked sword is a bit of a concern for me but generally no complaints on this one.

Snake Swarm
The other common in this pack. I don't really have a problem with these type of miniatures which I use to represent a single or swarm of snakes anyway. Although as a common, getting this frequently might be an incentive to run a snake-based adventure. This could probably be useful to represent traps anyway.

So any thoughts on the first box preview of Dangerous Delve?

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