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.

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.