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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2021 4:14 p.m. PST

My copy arrived today. I went with the "Mythic" tier, and it's aptly named.
The figs are great, and there are a TON.
Worth every penny!

I'll blog with pics later. Right now I'm rooting around in the box like a pig in a field of truffles. grin

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

Ooooh, I hope mine is on my doorstep when I get home!

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2021 9:58 p.m. PST

Got mine as well. My dragon had a broken wing but everything else looked amazing

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

Bad about the dragon. I've got a few bent weapons (easily fixed with the hot water-straighten-cold water trick), but I haven't noticed anything else wrong. (One of the vacu-formed minis trays has a split on one edge, but who cares about that?)
Some of the extras in the Mythic tier that I had forgotten about were the female versions of the four classic heroes, as well as three entirely new hero types (bard, druid, warlock) and the wizard Mentor (nice figure for a classic, bearded, robed wizard). I really like having these, as I have a passel of grand nieces along with my grand nephews, who I suspect would enjoy the game— and being able to choose female heroes will probably appeal to them. (Plus, the figures are tastefully done.)

Not sure why the game is labeled for ages 14+. Granted, I haven't read the Quest Books yet, but I don't see anything which a 10-year-old (or possibly younger) couldn't handle, either in mechanics (very simple) or theme (rather generic fantasy).

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2021 9:40 p.m. PST

The age rating is due to the new safety rules for kids that have emerged since the original was released. Had they made it 10 plus, they would have had to pay tens of thousands for additional child safety certifications and testing. It's easier to just raise the age than pay all that money for testing. A lot of manufacturers are doing that these days.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2021 4:30 p.m. PST

Are 10 year olds going around swallowing miniatures and dice these days?
Looking at the contents, I can't think of anything that seems any more dangerous than what comes in tub of toy soldiers or a game of Monopoly.

No, my best guess would be that the monster figures are "scary". I think they were afraid that a younger age range might upset some parents.

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