The Crushinator was always a broken card in the original Boss Monster set. I don't think this errata goes far enough to fix that issue (even with the multiple "Freeze" spells in the Boss Monster deck, giving your dungeon +10 damange by simply distroying one room is still too powerful).
When my group plays, we tend to either use our custom deck, built out of a combination of all our Boss Monster cards (that doesn't include this card) or we just play using the Boss Monster set as it was printed, realizing that there is luck involved in the game anyway....
This set of cards is nice for anyone who owns Boss Monster 2: The Next Level. Not only does it fix the color on the "Super Effective!" spell cards, but it also clarifies that the "Collapsing Bridge" only gets its bonus once per turn (which is always how we played it, even without realizing that isn't what it said!)
The included Archer actually makes a lot more sense and is much more balanced than the one that came in the original deck, so we definately replaced our Archer with this one.
If you like your decks to be pretty and correct, this is a no brainer!...
This is a great chance for people who missed out on Anererak (the boss) to get him. (Before this, he only appeared in the "alpha" printing of Boss Monster.) Beyond that, this offers one new room of each of the four basic treasure types to experiment with and make your dungeon deck better! My gaming group loves the "Wight House" card and, eventually, I decided to order a second copy of this so we could have two of each of these rooms in our deck. Definately recommended for anyone who plays Boss Monster!...
Santa Claus makes a good addition to any Epic Hero deck for the Boss Monster card game. He not only messes with everyone (by making them given a card to someone else), he also gives the person with the lowest treasure a chance to snag an (easy) epic soul.
Fun idea. It lets players feel as though they have more control over the narrative. To be used with caution, however. Not every card will work with every session or game, and the GM should only use them if they are confident in their ability to think on their feet. Also, they have the potential to change the course of planned events, to plan accordingly. If used properly, it can definitely make the game more enjoyable for everyone involved.
to make it more durable and reistant against drop/drip/wear and tear damages use a plastic window sheet an inch larger to protect it.
usable for many adventures
does fit with the official D&D tile sets, so is adaptable
It took a little bit to understand the play (I highly recommend reviewing the demo video on Youtube); but getting into it, I realized that the play and flow is a lot like SPLENDOR, but with more interesting mechanics between fulfilling orders and scoring. There's a LOT happening with each play, and it's a little hard to anticipate what others might do, but still after several plays this DTCards game is on a prized position in my shelf with the $50+ BGG Darlings.
If you like SPLENDOR, check this out. It might be the Splendor-killer....
**The Good**: It is great to have all cards including the latest errata for this enjoyable game.
**The Bad**: Unfortunately, a fair amount of the cards are not centered hence one margin is very small whereas on the other side the margin is big (I am looking at you "Blessing of the Gods"). It doesn't affect game play, but sometimes cards were being replaced just because the original color was wrong (I am looking at you again "Blessing of the Gods"), and you really wonder which one is worst: the off-color (barely noticeable unless someone point it out to you) or the off-centered issue (quite noticeable without any intervention).
I have bought other products from DriveThruCards (GM Apprentice Cards), and these do not have such quality issue, only this gigantic set had problem....
-1 for the atrocious cropping that has essentially cut off the top on all cards, with the vast majority having no boarder at the top at all
-1 for the the healthy amount of cards that also aren't centered left to right
-1 for being weak enough overall that I have decided that printing errata sheets and passing those out to players is better than generally using these cards
+1 matching original cards in feel and look in terms of stock and printing
+1 for the speed and efficiency in which the cards were delivered, the shipping and delivery were amazingly fast
i realize they mention a variance in the trimming, but perhaps displaying an example with no top boarder, where the lettering is essentially against the card edge, would help people make a better decision on spending $23....
I purchased the GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck to replace several other tools that I had been previously using to simulate a GM in both my solitaire games as well as games run with my wife. For full disclosure purposes I was primarily running games with Mythic's Game Master Emulator paired with Mythic Variations as well as leveraging Rory's Story Cubes for generating scenes and ideas, an extension from the noun/verb pair generated from Mythic. My wife and I ran a session last night with the deck and were thoroughly impressed!
We used the 'Tension' based method for generating random events, starting at '1' at the beginning of the scene and would add +1 to that number for every "Likely Odds" question that we asked the deck. To expand upon this, the deck offers three different ratings for possibilities; bad (25% chance of a 'Yes'), even (50%), and good (75%). It also features exceptional answers of 'YES!' and 'NO!' which further extend the options. I was initially ...