- Apr 25, 2017
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Well the QuickStart is out. Hey, just what 5e needed, multiple metacurrency pools.
I'm playing in one of the UK Games Expo online sessions on Saturday night, so I'll let you all know how it goes.
Actually, something of a tangent, but I know there are a lot of big Hellboy fans on here. What would you suggest for 1-2 "graphic novel" sized Hellboy books to read as a good intro? You can assume I'm a complete newb to the comics. I've seen both movies (luke warm on the first but really enjoyed the second), and have played the Mantic boardgame, but I've probably only read 1 or 2 or the comics, and that was a few years back now...
Cool, thanks. I think I did actually read Seed (or parts of it), but didn't really enjoy it super much, which is why I kind of gave up on the comics.Best single intro would be the TPB "The Chained Coffin and Others", it's a collection of short Hellboy stories that serve as the foundation of the character, as well as the mini series "The Wolves of Saint August". All in all it includes my three favourite Hellboy stories of all time, and if thatat collection doesn't get you hooked, nothing will. After that, and depending if it hits your fancy, I'd start from the beginning with Seed of Destruction, and work your way forward. Seed is the weakest Hellboy story (mainly as its the only one Mignola didn't write himself, as he didn't feel confident enough at the time), but it lays the literal seeds of the overarching plot.
I also find it kind of interesting/disappointing that the dice set doesn't include a special d10 to roll....
Yeah, personally I'd love to see something more akin to WotCs mix of dice in their dice sets - 2 x d20s, d% + extra d10, 4 x d6, and one of each other die. It's not perfect, but it'd be a better starting point. Then one of the d20s and the extra d10 could be coloured differently from the rest of the dice - say black numbers on red, rather than red on black like the other dice. I think something like that would be much more usable for a 5e based game than one of each die, all in the same colour scheme.I'm right there with you. I tend to roll my entire turns worth of dice at once when I play 5e (Which is like, 3d20s, 1d8, 2d6 and 3d4.) It would be nice to have a easy to read Doom/Ingenuity d10 in there.
Cool, thanks. I think I did actually read Seed (or parts of it), but didn't really enjoy it super much, which is why I kind of gave up on the comics.
I'll check out the two you suggested as a better starting place then.
Great, thanks for all the explanation. So you'd recommend chained coffin, wolves, and then start on omnibus vol 1?Anyways, getting way too far ahead. The Chained Coffin and Others has examples of all the types of good HB stories - from the absurdly humorous (Pamcakes), the indulgent folklore explorations, and the heartbreaking gothic tragedies.
Great, thanks for all the explanation. So you'd recommend chained coffin, wolves, and then start on omnibus vol 1?
Would you say the Omnibus collections are the best format to get the whole comic in?
I caved in. Adding the GM Screen as an add-on. I don't really like the dice and you can't get the bag as a separate add-on, so that will be it*.Well, I am on the verge of backing it...
I am in two minds... both happy I'll be getting it for free, and a little miffed that I now have to wait until after the campaign to pick it up and start reading...so, newest stretch goal may be of interest to folks in this thread...
I also find it kind of interesting/disappointing that the dice set doesn't include a special d10 to roll...
I would like the design to be more readable from across the table.I don't know if you've been following the comments section, but they are going to be doing 2 special D10s for advantage/disadvantage dice, with a BPRD logo on the 10's and Mignola skull on the 1's