Dungeon Crate March Review

March Crate - Image by Justin Andrew Mason

Let’s be honest, the most exciting foe in almost any RPG is the dragon.

Who hasn’t wanted to face down a dragon since reading “The Hobbit?” I remember the first time I ever faced a dragon in a D&D game, we quite literally cheered and danced around the table when we slayed it.

(What we didn’t know at the time was that it was a wyrmling, and its mother dragon was waiting for us in the next encounter.)

And who of us didn’t cheer when Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons, rode her fearsome beasts into battle and wreaked utter havoc on her enemies.

Dragons are the ultimate fantasy monsters. We designed this crate around the scaly, winged beasts and their ultimate master, Daenerys Targaryen, the unburnt, breaker of chains and the mother of dragons herself.

Mother of Dragons Coin
Minted by our pals at Shire Post Mint, these gold coins are completely badass. Depicting Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons - Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion - on the front and her pyramid in Meereen on the other, we absolutely love this coin. Mother of dragons and breaker of chains, indeed. Game Masters can hand it out to players as an inspiration token or use it for in-game currency.


 Dragon Miniatures
Need some dragons in your games? We have you covered. These three wyrmling-sized dragons come from Reaper, one of the best manufacturers around. Cast in Reaper’s white Bones plastic, the dragons are easy to paint. (Trust us, we’ve done it.) The dragons are meant to be blue, black and green, but paint them up however you like. If you want to do them up like Daenerys, may we suggest black with red markings, green with bronze markings and creamy white with gold markings?

Breath Weapon Markers
Need to show how a dragon lays down its fire breath? This set of four acrylic templates from Advanced Deployment make it easy to measure exactly what area gets hit with fire (or acid, lightning, poison, cold, etc.). It helps visualize that kind of destruction on the battlefield.

Catapult

Defending against dragons is tough. If they’re circling your castle, maybe it’s best to load up the catapult. Seriously: How cool is this thing? This fully-assembled catapult fits a standard d20, making your rolls a little more exciting. It also fits a coin about the size of a quarter (same size as the Mother of Dragons coin in this month’s box) if you need to make a coin flip. It’s also perfect scale to add to your tabletop. The fine folks at Elderwood Academy made these excellent items.