How to use the tokens, dice and adventure in Feburary's Dungeon Crate

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This crate is packed.

This month, Dungeon Crate is once again bursting with awesome items including tokens, dice, miniatures and yet another badass adventure.

Let’s take a look at everything inside February’s crate and some ways you can use each item.

Carnage at the Crossroads

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A fresh adventure from the team at Dungeon Crate, this module is a redux on the classic trope of a musician meeting a devil at the crossroads. This time, adventurers must assist a famed bard in combating hordes of demons pouring out of rifts torn in the ground by a group of archfiends.

How to use it: The adventure takes place while the adventurers are traveling, so you can insert it into your regular campaign almost any time the party is on the road from one place to another.

Sword Pin

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Use this thing as your very own +1 magic longsword. From our pals at 1980who, this enamel pin looks just like the swords carried by our heroes -- y’know, He-Man, Link, the Highlander, Aragorn, Conan, etc.

How to use it: Pin it on you gaming bag. Stick it on your GenCon badge. Use it as a spiritual weapon token on game night. Ask your GM (nicely) if they’ll let you get a +1 to your sword attack rolls. (Worth a shot, right?)

Bardic Inspiration Tokens

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When a bard performs, they can use their words or music to stir something in their compatriots. That’s Bardic Inspiration, a nifty little mechanic in D&D 5e. Our friends at Advanced Deployment whipped these things up, and they’re great for anyone playing a bard.

How to use it: Hand over a token any time your bard character (or the bard NPC from Carnage at the Crossroads) uses Bardic Inspiration. If you’re playing Pathfinder, use it whenever you use inspire courage. If you’re playing D&D 4e, use it anytime your bard uses concerted effort, inspire competence or any other bardic boost.

d12

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We love these dice. Game Science makes precision dice with sharper corners than you’re used to. That’s because they’re more random than the other dice in your bag.

How to use it: Just like the ones in your old D&D starter boxes, Game Science dice come with un-inked numbers. So, you get to do it yourself. It’s actually really fun. We prefer a white crayon, which you can rub over each surface. Then use it to roll damage for your greataxe.

Stein shot glass

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Celebrate your victories in battle with this Dungeon Crate beer stein. Well, mini beer stein. It’s perfectly sized to be a shot glass, actually, so you can fire back some beverages while you’re rolling dice.

How to use it: If you’re not a drinker, use it as a dice roller. Drop your d20 in there, shake it up and pour it on the table.

Fire Giant Queen

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She doesn’t look happy. This big, bad fire giant from the always wonderful Reaper Miniatures is ready to throw down. Just watch out for that giant spear. You’re just a medium-sized character, and that thing looks like it would hurt.

How to use it: The massive fire giant is usable as Ostrynach, the baddie from the end of Carnage at the Crossroads. You can also use her in your playthrough of Against the Giants or Storm King’s Thunder.

We also want to see how you paint the miniature. Upload it to social media (we're on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and tag it with #DungeonCratePaint.

Bard Button

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When you love playing a bard, this button from Dungeon Doodles is the perfect way to show it.

How to use it: Pin it to your game-night bag, but if you’re not playing a bard, give it to your friend who is.

Welcome to the Dungeon Crate Adventurer’s Guild!

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We love our fans, and we’re happy you have a place to trade Dungeon Crate items, talk about the crate, get to know each other and, most especially, talk about gaming.

The Facebook page was previously known as the Dungeon Crate Trading Post, and because you, the Dungeon Crate fans, were already using the page to hang out and talk D&D, we wanted to expand the focus of the page.

There are tons of places to get memes and talk about your ongoing Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder games, but there’s only one community like this one.

So how should you use the page? We have some ideas.

Show off your loot. This is our favorite. The whole idea of Dungeon Crate is to give you some awesome stuff for your games, so show everyone how you’re using it. That could be the way you set up some terrain, the hilarious critical failure card you dropped on the table or how you’re running one of our adventures. We want to see it all.

Discuss topics from Dungeon Crate Live. Just because the video ends, doesn’t mean the chat has to. Keep the conversation going.

Play games with the Dungeon Crate Crew. We like to play, and we want to play with fans. We’ll be setting up some online games on Roll20, and we’d love for you to play with us.

Look for more items. Was there something in a crate you loved so much that you want more of them? This is the place. You may love an item so much that you want another. You can offer payment, but you can also make trades. Perhaps you’d be willing to trade some tokens for a miniature, a deck of cards for a wallet or a shot glass for a bag of coins.

Offer unwanted items. You might not love everything in a given crate. That’s cool. That’s the nature of subscription boxes. You’ll likely love a few items and like the rest just fine. Occasionally, there might be something you don’t enjoy so much or simply won’t use. So, offer it up on the page. Someone will love what you’re willing to part with.

Post your painted miniatures. Some of the miniatures in Dungeon Crate come unpainted, so let’s see how you painted your pieces! It’s fun to see how many different paint schemes you all can think up for the same sculpt.

Tell us how you’re running Dungeon Crate Adventures. We love that people are playing our adventures, and we want to hear all about it. Tell us how it’s going. Ask us questions of the designers. Show off how you modified the encounters. Let us know how you fit the adventures into your own campaign. Take pictures of your table and let us know how it looks.

Talk about other products you like. Is there something you’re using at your table you want people to know about? Post it. We may even like it so much that we put it in a future Dungeon Crate.

Show us what you’re playing. Show off your gaming table. Talk about your hobby station. Post pictures of the castle you’re building.

Ask questions. Trying to make something for your table? Have a rules question? Wondering how you should best use an item in Dungeon Crate? Post your question, and people will help you out.

Talk games. This is a community of gamers who love RPGs so much they subscribe to a monthly box of stuff for their campaigns. You’re among friends who love the same stuff, so go ahead and talk about it.

Make friends. Fans of Dungeon Crate come from all over, and we’re happy to report they’re good people. Say hello and get to know each other.

A look at January's Dungeon Crate

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to another year of Dungeon Crate. In 2018, we’re so excited to keep bringing you the awesome loot for all your Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and other fantasy RPG games.

We’re already planning out the next year of Dungeon Crate, and we’ll be bringing you more of the same: miniatures, dice, adventures, terrain, cards, tokens, pins and all the stuff you use at your gaming table every week.

We hope all your rolls are critical hits in 2018. In the meantime, let’s dive into what arrived in January’s crate.

Epic Encounters

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Continuing our series of adventure books, this release is a series of 20 encounters crafted for characters from levels 1 to 3. They’re useful as a random encounter table (roll a d20 and run the described encounter) or as adventure hooks. The encounters are also specifically crafted for lower levels as well as inexperienced players, and they use iconic RPG monsters. So, this four-page booklet is great for introducing new players to your favorite hobby.

D20 pin

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Show off your inner tabletop geek! These sweet pins from our pals at 1980Who are perfect accoutrements for your gaming bag, but they’re also a fine choice if you want to add a subtle hint of crit to your apparel without rocking a shirt covered in dice or dragons. (Since the pin shows off the die’s 20 face, we also hear they bring good luck.) We especially like the glittery, shiny red finish on these pins.

Rubble terrain

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We dig maps and dungeon tiles and the like, but there’s something about tabletop terrain in three dimensions. These rubble walls from Nord Games help immerse your players in the game the next time they happen upon some ruins or rubble. The pieces are cast in an ultra-durable stone in single pieces, so they’ll hold up to abuse on the table or in your bag.

d20

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You want your dice to roll true, don’t you? That’s the only kind of dice Gamescience makes. Unlike most of the d20s in your dice bag, this one has hard edges. It rolls more accurately and gives a more random result every time you roll. Gamescience dice are also pretty. They practically look like cut gems. We also love the way they come with unpainted numbers, just like the dice sets in the old school D&D boxed sets. Grab a crayon and get to work!

Ogre miniature

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This guy looks like he’s having a bad day. Sculpted by the inimitable Bobby Jackson, this angry ogre from Reaper Miniatures is looking for some adventurers to club over the head. And then maybe he’ll turn them into a meal. (Have a look at the Epic Encounters booklet to see how that might play out.) We can’t wait to get some paint on this bad guy and see how truly angry he looks.

Dungeon Crate patch

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Do you love Dungeon Crate? Sure you do. You subscribed, right? Slap this patch on your game-night backpack. Or your shirt. Or your face. (Don’t do that. It might hurt.) That way everyone can know how much you love the best RPG subscription crate around.