Skip to main content

Super Dungeon Explore!

Hey all, Bruce here with yet another side project I'm working on.

I've recently found myself the proud owner of both the original Super Dungeon Explore board game and the more recent Super Dungeon Explore V2; The Forgotten King.

For those of you who have never seen / played Super Dungeon Explore, it plays like a classic dungeon crawler (think Space Crusade or Hero Quest) but with an adorable Chibi-style anime theme. The game started off as a kick-starter project by "Soda Pop Miniatures" and they are working on a kick-starter for a third game to release at the end of the year.

I came across this game purely by chance, rummaging around the Firestorm Games Store in Cardiff whilst Sam, Charles, Jamie #2 and I were attending the Vale Renegades' most recent tourney which was hosted there. As I was rooting through all the amazing board games, collectables and miniatures I found a little box with a single mini in it. The "Tabbybrook Mage". The model caught my eye immediately as it was so bright, colourful and in the cartoony "chibi" style that I really love.

Unfortunately I was broke as all hell at the time so I couldn't buy it there and then, but I spent most of the journey back from Cardiff googling the models and the brand that produces them. I was delighted to find that the models are additions to a cult board game called Super Dungeon Explore which has a pretty big following due to its cute artwork, balanced game mechanic and fantastic post release support. The original game is currently (as far as I can tell) out of production, and is therefore stupidly expensive to get into, but fortunately the second version of the game "The Forgotten King" is still available and therefore much cheaper to pick up from online retailers. 

Luckily for me, the always helpful Andy from Worcester Wargames managed to hunt me down a copy of the original game whilst my amazing (and long suffering) fiance ordered me a "Forgotten King" set for my birthday. Lucky me. :D

I've picked up a few of the single minis to paint while I waited for the full game to arrive; The Tabbybrook Mage, Captain F (because Zombie Pirates are always awesome), Kaelly the Dark Strider and Hero Candy (who I think seems to be the Soda Pop's mascot).

The Models themselves are absolutely adorable and the paint sits really well on the plastic. I gave each of the models a quick wash (not sure if this was necessary but I did it out of force of habit) and gave them all an undercoat of Games Workshop grey primer.

With only one game under my belt so far, I can't really comment on the internal balance of the game. There was one point where Damien (who was playing as Captain F) got a certain combo of treasure that let him walk though walls, nuke all the bad guys in the room and then walk back out again, which was pretty brutal until the mini-boss came along and stole his equipment.  The most important thing I can take away from the one game that I have played is that everyone spent the whole time laughing, telling jokes and generally enjoying themselves, so I can definitely say that the game is fun.

I'll be running a few more games down at Worcester Wargames over the next few weeks, so if anyone fancies a game, just drop us message down below or contact us on our Facebook page.



Popular posts from this blog

Confessions of a Warhammer Wife

Confessions of a Warhammer Wife

Bruce’s obsession with Warhammer was only revealed to me during our second year of dating. We had been together a long time by then – had even lived together for the majority of that time while at University. And still I didn’t know about this one aspect of Bruce’s nerd-dom. When Bruce and I first began dating I was fully aware of – even besotted by - his nerdy credentials. Together we had played hours of Halo 3 and Mario Kart, swapped manga and even visited the cinema for a solo late night screening of Star Trek. Yet this did not prepare me for what would become one of his main loves in life.
It all started back in 2012. We had been living separately back at our parents’ homes after University – me in Yorkshire, he in Worcester. I would often travel down to visit him and on one such occasion I was told of a new friend Bruce had made through work. Damien. They had apparently bonded when Bruce had taken on old model – a Tyranid Warrior I believe – into his …

Death korps of Krieg

Hello everyone, Sam here, it has been a while since I have posted on here and wanted to share what I have been working on. My first loyalist (shudder) army. Also my first guard army. 
Over the past 10 months or so I have been slowly building and painting a Death Korps of Krieg army using the seige of Vraaks book. I have been attempting a unit a week but like we all do my attention and attitude towards painting blows hot and cold.
I was origionally drawn to Krieg due to their post apocalyptic / menacing appearance and thought that they would be perfect for a renegades army. However the more that I read and planned the army, the more interested in the Krieg themselves that I became. This lead me to my first order of death riders and the other more krieg units. This is not to say that i wont experiment with renegades as i have found some wicked looking zombie krieg models that I may incorperate in the future. I expect this army to play in a totally different style to those I currently use …

Led kits and knights

Sam here with a small write up to review a product I have got recently which I think is just plain awesome.
I am starting an imperial Knight army at the moment and wanted to somethig to make them pop a little more (they will be bright yellow so needed something rather extravegant) so I had seen some pictures online of people who had added LED's to their knights and was hooked.
I searched the internet for some sources and found that it did not easily yield any obvious choices. A lot of expensive kits appeared for remote control cars and model train kits but I wanted something with one battery, switch and two led's without the hasstle of soldering myself.
Then I came accross this website
Easy to navigate
Low cost
Range of products
Fantastic customer service! I had emails with instructions arrive upon payment as well as shilling information.
All in all it cost me around £10 for the kit including the battery I had to buy seperate.

Using the kit
The kit was …