Ben opened 2012 with the announcement of Project Red Rover, Red Rover – an ambitious new terrain environment endeavor that would center around the mighty Egyptian civilization of yesteryear. He was initially resigned to the fact that he would have very little access to any pre-made, quality pieces. Then out of the blue, a new Dwarven Forge Ancient Treasures accessories set inexplicably revealed itself! Ben felt like Dr. Jones right after he found Shishak’s infamous Well of Souls! Let’s take a look and see what’s inside this new set…snakes excluded of course.
Dwarven Forge is certainly no stranger to the Pile. Ben’s office is bursting at the seams with all of Stefan’s masterpieces. For simple-sake, Ben’s sorted these new, hand painted pieces into three categories.
Oh those magnificent urns! These are hands down Ben’s favorite accessories of the set! You get three jackal urns and 3 falcon urns. These royal innards receptacles sit perfectly in your mummification room, serve as excellent accent pieces for any tomb area or fill the role of a valuable ancient artifact.
The cat statue is also sure to sit nicely in any of your game environments. It naturally gives off a bit of intrigue. Ben also thought it might even serve as a great mimic/transposed monster of sorts.
Ancient Treasures also brings back a couple classic coin piles (4 in all) from the now out-of-print, Treasures and Magic Items set. This is quite a coup especially if you consider that this original set is now going for as much as $130 on eBay.
Encounters always seem to get a boost when there’s a particular item to be had (especially one that is just out of reach). By placing any of these objects in a strategic spot on your game board, the group almost immediately devises a maniacal plan to retrieve them. And the three scrolls and ancient book could rest in a wizard’s workshop where as the ancient horn and stack of gold bars might be resting in a Dragon’s treasure pile.
Nuts and Bolts
We conclude the accessories bliss with some higher profile items that will instantly raise the bar of your Egyptian tomb.
The royal chair and eccentric bed work for any boss’ quarters or barracks.
The chariot, with turning wheels mind you, can accent a larger room piece or serve as a monument of sorts.
So there you have it, gang. Ben found the $39 price tag very reasonable especially when you consider the quality and repeat usage factors. Be sure to check out the other Dwarven Forge accessory sets (five in all) – they’re a staple for anyone’s collection.
Questions to Ponder: What piece do you wish Stefan would have included in this set? Got a favorite accessory of the set? How might you incorporate some of these pieces into your own games?