I recently got one of the Heroscape D&D Master Sets and decided to give it a try. Since it took me a long while to actually get the board setup, I decided to play the basic version instead of the full game. Well with the basic version it was over a lot quicker then I anticipated. So over the weekend I’m going to give the master game more of a try and then give my thoughts on it. Since I took some pics, I figured I might as well use them.
The dragon and troll, who appear to be making love and largely uninterested in the heroes decide to send forward the Drows!
Following the death of the Dwarf, the Elven Wizard decides with the drunken bastard gone now’s his time for glory. In actually thinking ahead he only moves close enough to be in range with his fireball spell, but away from the Drows sharp daggers.
The Cleric finally decides to be half an inch of usefulness and throws a spell in the general direction of the lone Drow. Unfortunately this misses because Clerics suck. The Drows decide to gangrape the fighter and send the lone Drow after the Cleric, cause Clerics suck.
And so the Heroes all died horrible horrible deaths to some Drows with Poisoned Daggers. Meanwhile a Dragon and Troll cuddled deep in the cave. There was something else deep in another cave, but lets not talk about regenerative powers. For a first time playing any Heroscape, at least it was funny.
If not for the long as hell setup time, this is a really good game. But dam are those tiles annoying to put together. With all the possibility of Modular boards, you think they might have switched. I also see why all those hardcore guys make huge maps. If your going to take the time to setup a map, might as well make it something worth remembering.