Steamforged Head To The Swamps With New Epic Encounters Sets

October 29, 2020 by brennon

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Steamforged Games continues to explore dungeon-delving options for your games of Dungeons & Dragons and beyond with two new Epic Encounters sets for release soon. We're heading down into stinky swamps with this new pair of released and we start with Swamp Of The Hydra.

Swamp Of The Hydra Set - Steamforged Games

Swamp Of The Hydra Set // Steamforged Games

Much like with the rest of the Epic Encounters sets, this pack comes with a massive Hydra monster for you to drop into your campaigns as a terrifying boss. As well as the massive Hydra miniature which is in line with other 28/32mm miniatures out there on the market, you'll also get the playspace to fight out your encounter and a few little accessories to help make it more memorable.

Swamp Of The Hydra - Steamforged Games

Swamp Of The Hydra // Steamforged Games

This is certainly an interesting way for Steamforged Games to approach creating new miniatures for the tabletop. It doesn't rely on them having to come up with the rules as Wizards Of The Coast have already done that and Dungeons & Dragons is absolutely massive right now. This offers a little spark of creativity for Dungeon Masters to play around with and I do like the idea of theming a section of a campaign around the different boxes Steamforged have in their collection.

Village Of The Goblin Chief

For example, perhaps you want to mix this Village Of The Goblin Chief set in alongside the Swamp Of The Hydra? Your heroes could be venturing down into the swamps to find out why these creatures have been attacking local villages only to find out that the Hydra has driven them from their homes.

Village Of The Goblin Chief Set - Steamforged Games

Village Of The Goblin Chief Set // Steamforged Games

You could play the first few encounters as straight forward combats but then transition into a more complex story where maybe the Chief of this tribe has taken a band of his Goblins off to worship at the foot of the Hydra. The other Goblins aren't quite so happy with this and so you might get tasked to help them get rid of their mad Chief and defeat the Hydra so they can live in their swamp in peace!

Village Of The Goblin Chief Miniature #1 - Steamforged Games

Village Of The Goblin Chief Miniature // Steamforged Games

You could also just go the standard route and have these Goblins just standing in the way of your next box of loot! As mentioned above, the good thing about these sets is that they spark creativity and get you thinking about how you could best use these creatures over successive adventures on the tabletop.

Village Of The Goblin Chief Miniature #2 - Steamforged Games

Village Of The Goblin Chief Miniature // Steamforged Games

This (and all the Epic Encounters sets) seems like a good way to actually build up a reserve of miniatures to use later on down the line too. If you've been buying these packs as they came out then you now have a Dragon, Frost Giant, Hydra, Goblins, Kobolds and Orcs at your disposal. That's most of the staple D&D miniatures sorted.

Are you tempted to give these Epic Encounters sets a look?

"If you've been buying these packs as they came out then you now have a Dragon, Frost Giant, Hydra, Goblins, Kobolds and Orcs at your disposal..."

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