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Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Archaia; Box Brdgm edition (August 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936393174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936393176
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.1 x 3.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #856,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Luke Crane is an award-winning gamer designer living in New York City. He spends much of his time playing his games, Burning Wheel and Burning Empires. When he’s not playing, he’s researching his next project, managing the Manhattan Mayhem women’s roller derby team or barking up the wrong tree.

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The spy must be caught!
Jeff Hershberger
For experienced RPG players this game will wow you with its elegant simple-yet-deep system.
Thomas L. Denmark
The starting adventure is a good way for new players and gms alike to start a new game.
Mine all Mine...Don't Touch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on July 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Don't overpay for this. Do a little research online and you can find this for under $60.00. It's deplorable that some sellers are charging over $100 for this product.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Francisco on January 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
You must know this: Mouse Guard RPG is awesome. Maybe one of the greatest RPGs out there. If you don't have hardcover version already, I recommend this one, but keep in mind: books printed colors are not as good as hardcover version. Mouse Pawns are oversized, you can't use them with the small map included. GM Screen has great artwork and info, but it could be sturdy like modern screens. Cards, dice and supplement are the best part, love them! I miss some tokens to count Fate, Persona and Disposition points and some "conflict cards" that are declared in the adventure booklet, but in fact are not included.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Thomas L. Denmark on November 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you have never played a tabletop RPG before or want to get friends or spouse or your kids interested in traditional RPG's this is possibly the best introductory RPG product ever made.

For experienced RPG players this game will wow you with its elegant simple-yet-deep system.

The production quality for this boxed set is off the charts. Even the top game companies in the world have never matched the beauty and quality of this set. From the moment you get the box you are greeted with beautiful art and design, sturdy production, and a box full of goodies that are also extremely useful in play.

Based on the charming (and somewhat grim) Mouse Guard graphic novels, this is an unrelenting world reminiscent of Secret of NIMH meets D&D. It is material perfectly acceptable for kids, yet also operates on a level that adults can appreciate and be engaged in.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Hershberger on July 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Mice with swords are cool.

But is an RPG based on that fact worth the investment?

Um....yes.

The arresting visuals and high production values of the Mouse Guard comics have been faithfully converted into a game that plays as beautiful as it looks.

High quality tokens, custom dice and a rulebook saturated with full color artwork is the immediate payoff when you first crack open the box. But the real value of the game is its ruleset. I'm a veteran of decades of roleplaying games, and reading the rule mechanics had me shaking my head in amazement. This is no thrown-together hash to capitalize on a popular brand - This is a REALLY good set of rules.

All RPGs have a success/fail mechanic to handle uncertain events - but Mouse Guard elegantly provides a mechanic for essential events.

I'll explain.

Say your adventure has your players chasing a low-level spy through the forest. The spy is carrying papers that will expose a traitor. The spy must be caught! In the classic succeed/fail mechanic of most systems, your players would come up with a strategy and you'd roll dice to see if they catch the spy.

If they succeed, the story moves on. But if they fail? Well, the spy should - in theory - get away. So now your story is stuck until you come up with a way to salvage things. Sometimes your story can't afford failure.

"You've only got one chance to grab him before he escapes!"
*Failed Roll*
"Okay, you got one more chance..."

Mouse Guard allows a failed dice roll to be converted to "success with a twist." Because the story demands that the low-level spy be caught, a failed roll could be converted into the players catching him but the spy was able to destroy important parts of the evidence.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mine all Mine...Don't Touch on October 21, 2011
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This box set is really well done. The art is great the dice are a fun extra as are the cards. The meat of the box set is a soft cover version of the hardback rule book and an adventure book. The starting adventure is a good way for new players and gms alike to start a new game. My only wish was that there needed to be a set of fold up mouse tokens to represent the players. The plastic mouse tokens are okay but kind of dull. Everything is of a high quality and the setting is unique enough to interest a wide band of players. If you are a fan of the comics check out the boxed game you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helder Araújo on February 16, 2013
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This product is top of the line.
It isn't cheap, but considering that quality of it's components, I'd say the official price is adequate.
Comic fans who are also role-players, won't be disappointed with the game mechanics, as they reflect very well the tension and environment found in the original comics.
It is a great bargain. If you like Mouse Guard comics and you're looking for an innovative RPG, this is for you.

Although, Amazon sucked big time to deliver this game into my hands.
I had to order trice and it took months.
Never accept an International Shipment via i-Parcel! Ever!
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