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I've been buying dungeon crawlers to paint minis but have only just started to play them. I have Mice and Mystics (plus expansions), Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition), Star Wars: Imperial Assault, and, if you count it, Dungeon Fighter. I also have quite a bit of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set.

I have a sealed copy of Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game and am considering whether I actually want to keep it on my shelves. Other than the bits in the box, does the game offer anything substantial that I couldn't get from my other games?
 
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It does not add anything to the dungeon crawler field. The others that you mention do it much better. I think the only "advantage" is not needing an overlord.

I found the D&D system to be quite bland and old school. No excitement just a bunch of dice rolling.
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If you play pen/paper DnD, the mini's are worth it, but the game itself, meh. As bryden mentioned, it doesn't add much and can be quite boring at times.

Stick with the others, and if you don't want an overlord, download the Descent app.
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We have found that descent 2.0 is the one that will clash with the D&D family of games if you are planning an evening or day of dungeon crawling.
However if you really love these types of games for the miniatures and do not mind the set up time then the D&D games have very cool one off scenarios/quests to play, plus those awesome classic D&D figures.
 
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I would say the range of crawlers you have already offer as good or more than what LoD offers... sell it and get Sword and Sorcery
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TheMirefox wrote:
Other than the bits in the box, does the game offer anything substantial that I couldn't get from my other games?

The value of the D&D boardgames is not in what they add, but in what they "subtract". Their strength is their simplicity. If you just want to explore a dungeon and kill some monsters with a bit of tactics, without worrying about remembering fiddly rules, they are perfect. And they don't require a GM/overlord.
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Different people have different tastes. I super hated the dungeons and dragons adventure system games. They're just really boring and not exciting to me. Some people love them, so it's really up to your personal tastes.
 
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Sure. Thus I tried to provide a small objective analysis, explaining why some (many) people love them.
 
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I just played Lords of Waterdeep for the first time, and while I definitely enjoyed it, I have no doubt that there are better games out there to scratch this itch. I also guess it obviously isn't a dungeon crawl. The only dungeon crawl I've ever played was HeroQuest, and that's when I was little, obviously. I haven't had a chance to play any newer ones since joining the hobby jumping down the rabbit hole, but I'm jonesing to get my hands on/ play Gloomhaven!
 
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TheMirefox wrote:
I've been buying dungeon crawlers to paint minis but have only just started to play them. I have Mice and Mystics (plus expansions), Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition), Star Wars: Imperial Assault, and, if you count it, Dungeon Fighter. I also have quite a bit of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set.

I have a sealed copy of Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game and am considering whether I actually want to keep it on my shelves. Other than the bits in the box, does the game offer anything substantial that I couldn't get from my other games?
I think it's most similar to Mice & Mystics (I' m not 100% sure about this, though, since I haven't played M&M yet).

The advantage of D&D over Descent & Imperial Assault is that it doesn't require a 'GM player'.

I don't consider Dungeon Fighter and Pathfinder 'Dungeoncrawlers' (and also hate both games).

I always enjoyed playing the D&D ADventure system games. My only criticism is the low difficulty: I typically beat every scenario in my first try - except for 'Castle Ravenloft' which remains my favorite for this reason.
 
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You do have another option since you painted all those miniatures up, is use then for a miniature war game.

Check out Whack & Slaughter since it free. But there are many more.
 
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