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Dare You Explore the Nest of the Dinosaur? | New Epic Encounters!

You’ve battled dragon turtles, corpse crawlers, and many more legendary beasts – and lived to tell the tale…

But don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched – or their ancestors for that matter.

Our latest boxed boss encounter sees your party battle an enormous, two-headed dinosaur!

Nest of the Dinosaur – an adventure 365 million years in the making – lands May this year.

But you don’t have to wait ‘til then to secure your party a saurian scrap for the ages… Pre-order now to avoid disappointment!

Want to learn more before you dive headlong into the Nest of the Dinosaur? Very wise! The ground is littered with the bones of those who fought first and asked questions later…

Read on to find out what’s on offer in our latest Epic Encounters boss box.

About Epic Encounters Boss Boxes

GMing has never been easier!

Each set of Epic Encounters – our range of out-of-the-box RPG adventures – has everything you need to run a cinematic session. 

We’re talking stunning minis, an adventure book, illustrated maps, 5e-compatible monster stats, and GM tips in every box!

These sumptuous sets come in two different types: warband boxes and boss boxes.

Nest of the Dinosaur is a boss box, and you can read all about them in this handy blog!

Why choose Epic Encounters?

  • Compatible with the Fifth Edition of the world’s favourite roleplaying game
  • Everything you need to run unforgettable encounters
  • These stunningly-detailed miniatures are preassembled – ready to paint, play, or display right from the box
  • Play a cinematic one-shot encounter or add to an existing campaign
  • The warband and boss boxes come in themed sets to help create a full campaign – Nest of the Dinosaur is paired with Steppe of the Lizard Thane

What’s in Nest of the Dinosaur?

Dinosaurs? Extinct? Don’t be so sure.

These behemoths yet stalk the earth – and all creatures flee before them!

They’re not stupid, as some would have you think. These terrible lizards exhibit astonishing, cold-blooded reptilian guile… Not to mention jaws lined with lethal teeth and tails powerful enough to shatter spines with the barest flick!

Any such creature would make a formidable opponent. But it isn’t just any creature you’ve wandered into the lair of…

This monstrosity has two slavering heads!

Nobody knows how this abomination came into your being. After all – life, uh, finds a way.

It’s up to you – the GM - to separate fact from fiction.

Was it born of genetic mutation, magic, or perhaps a blessing of the gods?

What we do know is that this two-headed dinosaur mini is one of our best ever! Standing on a whopping 100mm base, the rippling layers of dinosaur muscle are rendered in stunning detail, as well as each slavering head!

Here’s a word from Rich August, Epic Encounters’ Lead Writer, about this new set:

"As my good friend and colleague, Jamie Perkins, knows only too well, dinosaurs are the best. Even better than dragons. As a result, I've been longing to make a dinosaur Epic Encounter, and I think this is one of our coolest sets yet. The encounter itself is a really difficult fight, and is going to force characters to really think about their approach. As for the miniature... well, it's the coolest dinosaur ever, isn't it? It's got to be up there. Got to be.'

So, if you want a cinematic dinosaur boss battle as a spectacular finale to an existing adventure – or fancy running a new session with this as the centrepiece – pre-order Nest of the Dinosaur now!

For an entire cold-blooded reptilian campaign – check out Steppe of the Lizard Thane. This companion warband box gives the perfect precursor to Nest of the Dinosaur, pitting you against 18 fearsome Lizard Folk warriors – the perfect aperitif!

And then you’ve got Nest of the Dinosaur for your main.


Find Out More About Epic Encounters

Want to immerse yourself in the world of Epic Encounters? Don’t want to miss a beat?

We’ve got plenty for you to get your teeth into!

Firstly, there’s the Creature Chronicles. In this feature, Steamforged Games’ Copywriter, Dylan Wilby, takes a look at a different monster from Epic Encounters, and explores the journey it’s taken through folklore, literature, and culture to arrive as a staple in tabletop roleplaying games.

Hydras, orcs, and dragon turtles have been the monsters under the microscope so far, and 2023 promises many more forays into the bestiary!

Or do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest news and product releases?

Subscribe to the Epic Encounters newsletter – the Beastly Bulletin – to get your hands on early sneak peaks and free stuff before anyone else, alongside a monthly round up of everything Epic Encounters.

Well, that’s all we’ve got time for, dear adventurer!

There’s just one final thing to ask…

Do you dare venture into the Nest of the Dinosaur?

Pre-order now – your party will thank you for it!