Wubba lubba dub dub! Lets roll for initiative! Hot from the fine folks at Wizards of the Coast comes ‘Dungeons & Dragons VS Rick and Morty Starter Set’.
Their D&D team has really been knocking it out of the park this year with such pre-made adventure releases as ‘Ghosts of Saltmarsh’ and ‘Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus’. And let’s not also forget the newest setting expansion ‘Eberron: Rising From the Last Wars’ that was also released this month.
The set comes packed with loads of goodies such as a 64 page rulebook, a 32 page original adventure that will take players from level one to three, a four panel folding Dungeon Master screen that features new art themed after the show, five ready-to-play character sheets, and eleven dice! The set is co-written by Jim Zub who was also the co-writer for the ‘Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons’ four issue comic book miniseries and new art by Troy Little who also illustrated the comic series.
Here’s where we get to the review side of things and the short of it is…I think it’s pretty fantastic. I dig how the rulebook and adventure booklet are all written in the style of Rick from the animated series. It’s like a fun director’s commentary as you read through the books. You can totally see the team who worked on this really took care with the source material but also paying respect to the game as well. This is a must buy for fans of the show and the tabletop game.
While I think it’s perfect for groups who want to run a fun one-shot game, I would still advise those looking to get into D&D to get themselves the ‘Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set’ and ‘D&D: Player’s Handbook’ for a “fuller experience” as I can see how off the rails a Rick and Morty D&D session can get. For you DM’s out there…have fun and just go completely bonkers with your players when running this adventure.