BDD01 - Dungeon Adventurers Boxed Set
Sculptor : Michael & Alan Perry, Aly Morrison, Bob Naismith
This set of 9 models (Armoured Fighter, Unarmoured Fighter, Magic User, Cleric, Thief, Elf with Sword, Elf with Wand, Dwarf, and Treasure Chest) was designed to provide a novice D&D player with the basic character figures needed for play. It was a good selection of models, but strangely lacking a Halfling character, and without any female adventurers! Note that these figures were sculpted with integral metal shields instead of the plastic ones supplied with the later blister pack range.
Notes : At some time soon after release of this set, Cleric A was remodelled for unknown reasons. It is possible that TSR or Citadel reacted to complaints from Christian groups who were not happy to see the cross used on fantasy figures, or perhaps the cross-bearing cleric was difficult to cast accurately. Whatever the reason, this variant was replaced by the version B. Interestingly, the box art was also changed, front and back, to reflect the inclusion of new non-Christian model.
Cleric A with Cross. This Cleric figure wears a plate armour breastplate over his simple robes, and a hooded cowl conceals his helmeted head. He carries the usual stock of adventuring gear, including a backpack, rope, lantern and pouches. In his right hand he holds a studded ball-mace and his left hand holds aloft his holy symbol, a jewelled cross.
Cleric B with Ankh. This remodelled version of the BDD1 Cleric was identical to the earlier version with the exception of 2 details. Firstly, the cross was removed and replaced with an ankh, an ancient Egyptian symbol of sanctuary or protection, and secondly, the head of the mace was slightly altered.
Elf with Sword. This is the first of two Elf Characters in the set. This one wears a long robe under a fine chainmail shirt. He wields a longsword above his head and holds a crescent-moon mystic symbol in his left hand. He also carries a mace, a coil of rope, a sack, a belt pouch and a scabbard for his longsword.