• Did I mention that I REALLLLLLLLLLLLLY like DnD?

    Yeah, no How it Works, No Reading the Rainbow, today we have D&D2 Faerun Under Seige spoilers!

    WARNING: The content of this article is 50% speculation, 50% me reading tiny text and 100% SPOILERS, continue at your own risk!




    To start off with I'll reserve dice speculation to comments and the forum thread found here.

    So, let's start with the Starter.

    In the cards displayed we can see (Left to right, top) Bronze Dragon, Cockatrice, Glabrezu, Hill Giant, Gnome Ranger, Half Elf Bard, Hell Hound and WHite Dragon. The top Basic action of the stack is also Barkskin. Of note there are 4 basic actions that have 2 cost and only 1 with 3 cost. OH and there are only 9 BAC cards?!?!

    The starter box art shows an artistic image of Drizzt fighting a bugbear, as well as a side panel image of a Balrog Balor , we'll have to see if we find more evidence of those characters.

    Next up we have the gravity feed box.
    Looking at the Right Panel we see first the Balor we were expecting from the starter art, followed by a bronze dragon, a Drow who's name is a single letter and a white dragon. Wait a second, go back... that's the same art of Drizzt from the starter box! That's right Folks, Drizzt Do'urden! In fact we even catch a close up on his dice a bit later.

    On the Left panel we see what looks like a 7 cost Drow, and close examination shows us a name that starts with an L.... That's right, Lloth herself! Below her is a dragon, with only a single word name, looks to start with a B. Bahamut! It's looking like we are going to be getting some divine agents in this set, each with about a 7 cost! Whether these folks are going to be Super Rares limit one dice like Zombies or Black Lanterns is left to be seen, but it should be interesting. Next up we see what looks like a pit fiend, but he again only has a short single word name. The real clue here is he's holding a scepter. Orcus baby! Lastly, on the left panel we have another beholder, this one we will see has a fancy transparent purple die.

    We also see here some box art that reveals and confirms some characters. First we see Bahamut in the back ground, Drizzt in the middle and Orcus right above him. We see a few other characters, including a lizard man, hobgoblin, Yeth hound and an undead that looks a lot like your typical Lich. In the back ground we can also see a ghost or banshee flying about.

    Moving on to the dice stack images, I'll just drop some pictures here to get the conversation started. Of note, there are 44 characters in this set, and it looks like 4 of them will be 1 dice each. My guess is that that will be Drizzt, Lloth, Bahamut and Orcus, as these are the named characters in set, but we will have to keep an eye out to find out.



    Here are my Guesses
    A - Storm Giant
    B - Gelatinous Cube, again?
    C - Black dragon
    D - Red Wizard
    E - Earth Elemental or Clay Golem
    F - Magic potion
    G - Rust Monster
    H - Succubus?
    I - Lloth
    J - Bugbear
    K - Displaced Beast
    L - Orcus
    M - Magic Ring
    N - Barbarian, race unknown
    O - New Thief, race unknown
    P - Afropuff symbol, Myconid?
    Q - Lich
    S - Goblin
    T - New wizard, race unknown
    U - Balor
    V - Cockatrice
    W - Gorgon
    Y - Deck of Many things or Divination
    Z - Bahamut
    AA - Lizardman
    BB - Blink Dog
    CC - Ghost
    DD - Bodak

    We can also call the beholder EE, Drizzt FF, Bronze Dragon GG, Hill Giant HH, White Dragon II, Hell Hound JJ, Half Elf Bard is KK and Gnome Ranger is LL. Now we're only missing 8 dice from our list:
    MM - giant spider from the dice pile.
    NN - black on blue die, to right of starter cover, new fighter, race unknown.
    OO - Magic Shield in Dice pile image.
    PP - white and red dowsing rod symbol on left side cover of starter. I assume Hamatla or Barbed Devil.
    QQ - Magic Armor in the assorted die pile.
    RR - magic Axe die in the dice pile image.
    And the duplicate rust monster was R and barbarian was X.
    R - white tree on black on the cover of the collectors box. Dryad maybe?
    X - red spider on grey field, looks to be Priestest of Lloth, uses Lloth ico but inverted colors. Could also be drider.
    I will try to update as I can.
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Wargfn's Avatar
      Wargfn -
      The Faerūn Under Siege collection expands deeper into the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms with new adventurers, monsters and keywords. Players will be excited to see the addition of well-known Dungeons & Dragons characters such as; the dark elf Drizzt, the legendary dragon Bahamut, the insidious demon-queen of spiders Lolth and the demon lord Orcus.

      Confirmed on the News Article page that went up here
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wargfn View Post
      The Faerūn Under Siege collection expands deeper into the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms with new adventurers, monsters and keywords. Players will be excited to see the addition of well-known Dungeons & Dragons characters such as; the dark elf Drizzt, the legendary dragon Bahamut, the insidious demon-queen of spiders Lolth and the demon lord Orcus.

      Confirmed on the News Article page that went up here
      now if only we had Higher res images of the box, I could check for new dice. Or even the rule book :P
    1. Flexei's Avatar
      Flexei -
      In the start set image they only have 9 BAC laid out, but in the collector's box image there are 10 laid out (11 if you include the promo in the box). It's another 3 cost BAC. So there's 4 2 cost, 2 3 cost, 2 4 cost, and 2 5 cost.

      Looks like you've got C and D reversed in your list.
      I would have guess Q was more of a Necromancer than the Red hand one from the symbol, but then looking at the stats, you might be right about Q being a lich instead. Was also thinking P could be a lich, but not justification for that other that it looking a little like a skull.

      A lich and a necromancer? Could we finally be getting the undead buffs i've been hoping for?

      Also now that we see the Gnome Ranger using the same icon as as Minsc & Boo we realize there's are actually the class icons on the adventurers. Looks like the Ranger icon might be the only one on a new energy type though.

      I is clearly evil Iron Spidey. ... or it could be Lolth..
    1. Adimantium10's Avatar
      Adimantium10 -
      I think your labels for C and D should be switched. FYI.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adimantium10 View Post
      I think your labels for C and D should be switched. FYI.
      Thanks, fixed.
    1. Flexei's Avatar
      Flexei -
      Also noticed it doesn't look like you got the fireball looking creature below CC (ghost/banshee/wraith) in image 2. Fire elemental maybe?
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      That's the goblin, S.
    1. Flexei's Avatar
      Flexei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmeld View Post
      That's the goblin, S.
      Ah, I see it now. Got my lines crossed and thought S was pointing to R.
    1. bahamut7's Avatar
      bahamut7 -
      I can't wait!
    1. LuigiX's Avatar
      LuigiX -
      I'm betting K is a Displacer Beast
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by LuigiX View Post
      I'm betting K is a Displacer Beast
      That is a solid guess, I still think Succubus might be an option, but Dbeast is the right color.
    1. LuigiX's Avatar
      LuigiX -
      I think W is a Gorgon (looks to me like it's charging to the left with it's head down- think those are horns...)

      For A, could that be a Storm Giant? Almost looks like a lightning bolt behind the helm...

      J is a tough one; I have a hard time seeing a Bugbear- maybe a Gnoll?

      And what is the orange die under J? Can't tell if it's a pincer (maybe the glabrezo) or a bat-like creature (giant bat or maybe a Varguoille?)

      *EDIT: based on the Starter Set image, that orange die is definitely the Glabezro
    1. ThePappy21's Avatar
      ThePappy21 -
      D is 100% without a doubt a Red Wizard. They are a huge part of D&D
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThePappy21 View Post
      D is 100% without a doubt a Red Wizard. They are a huge part of D&D
      I knew that symbol looked familiar. Good call!
    1. Tommy Boy's Avatar
      Tommy Boy -
      When does the set come out?
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      "February"

      I have heard rumors of the 10th and the 29th... So who knows.
    1. Connor_MacLeod's Avatar
      Connor_MacLeod -
      Succubus or GTFO.
    1. Connor_MacLeod's Avatar
      Connor_MacLeod -
      Also, Githyanki. Seriously, they've already got Mind Flayers, they need Githyanki. And possibly Githzerai, although they kinda seem like ponces compared to the Githyanki.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Updated my list a bit, only one I'm not pretty sure of is P, and of course the other 6 not listed. Though, I do believe I was able to identify the dice on box art of the ones not listed.
      E is one or the other, with me leaning toward clay golem over anything else.
      H I'm making a wild swing at, but I'm pretty confident that the red on black wing, with stats like an Ultron drone, is probably a lesser demon/devil and could be sucubus, eriyenes, imp or quasit.

      Anyone find any die symbols I haven't pointed out, maybe in higher resolution box art?
    1. Basementcuts's Avatar
      Basementcuts -
      So excited for this set.