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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Matt H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/08/2021 08:03:37

Bought the softcover, printing quality was great as was legibility considering it's printed from a PDF. Shipped very quickly from when I ordered it.



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by A customer [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/09/2019 16:15:01

The print on demand is decent, but there are some problems that prevent it from being great. First, it is super dark. I realize that many print on demand reprints tend to be a little darker than the originals, but this copy goes beyond that. Many of the colour artworks are so dark that much of the detail is lost (I'm looking at you 'Lost Dragon Inn'). Even the cover is so dark that it makes the art look kind of crummy. There are a bunch of random maps from other D&D products in the back (the city and ruin geomorphs would have actually been useful had they been larger, instead of shrunken on the page to fit with the other random stuff). The extra stuff doesn't replace anything that was originally there, but it does add to the overall... let's say 'less polished' nature of this print on demand. Finally the poster map of Sigil in the back of the book is squished down to a double page spread. This makes it very hard to read or actually use in game. I don't know if it would have worked better if it was spread across 4 pages instead. What I really hope for is that the drive-thru print on demand can start actually printing posters - that would be a game changer.



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Jason M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/19/2018 07:16:56

A review of the Print On Demand Hardcover: The copy is excellent. Extremely readable, perhaps more so than original printings as the contrast between the background and the text is higher. Images are represtented well, though they're a bit more washed out than original printings. The cover is the only slight disappointment as the image is smaller than the cover and it is framed in black. Same goes with the backcover. However it feels solidly bound and the pages are nice and thick. A great copy if you don't want to shell out the $90 - $100 for a used copy.



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Carl V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/30/2017 21:24:57

A superb guide to Sigil, particularly for the DM. If you want to know all about Sigil, you must get this book. It is full of detailed descriptions of the wards of the city and strongly conveys the atmosphere of this most unique place. There is no substitute for this book. Other sources like Uncaged: Faces of Sigil and the Faction War adventure provide additional information, but this book is the key guide to Sigil.



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by David L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/17/2015 04:14:59

I am going to keep this short, but this is probably the best city supplement ever released. There is no other city like it. I ran a Planescape campaign setting for ten years and with the whole multiverse at my fingertips we still rarely left Sigil. Why bother to explore the multiverse when you can stay where you are and have the multiverse come to you?

As another reviewer mentioned in addition to the city description there is are a lot of sample handbills, menus, advertisements and official proclamations that provide a great amount of flavor and make great player handouts.



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Ian B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/05/2007 00:00:00

Very useful for any Planescape campaign that involved Sigil to any extent (ie nearly all). Be warned though, some of the smaller details don't actually make sense in the context of the rest of the setting. I get the impression that since this was one of the earier releases, some of the details hadn't been nailed down. (ie. having a bunch of Doomguardsmen guarding an enormous statue of a nic'Epona; having teleportation pads that lead out of Sigil on the statue's pedestal come to mind.)<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Alex S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/21/2006 00:00:00

Excellent resources for planar campaigns, 3e, 3.5e, and 2e.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: I liked the layout of the product and the way that it focused more on flavor than on crunch. This is what makes it an invaluable tool, even with the 3.5e campaign I'm running.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The organization, like a lot of 2e books, is somewhat confusing. Also like most 2e sources, though, once one is familiar with the book, this is really not much of an issue.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Raistlin W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/06/2005 00:00:00

A complete guide to the city of Sigil, including a USABLE map, descriptions of dozens of alehouses, businesses, charities, government offices and vital services, plus a beginner's guide to the city written for new visitors. A picture is painted of a Dickensian nightmare of workhouses and poverty just a few doors down from the taverns where the wealthy feast on exotic dishes. There are plenty of flavorful handouts, including menus for some of the taverns, various official proclamations, and a handful of documents you could get in a LOT of trouble for possessing.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: This is exactly what a citybook should be; it's loaded with useful places to go and NPCs to talk to (interfaced well with the ones introduced in Uncaged: Faces of Sigil). You learn what you need to know, and room is given for DMs to take Sigil and its inhabitants in any of a wide variety of directions. White Wolf REALLY needs to take some lessons from these old Planescape books about how to have signature characters that are fascinating in their own right but don't take over the spotlight from the PCs.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Some elements of Sigil as described here are a bit too modern. It's kind of hard to see how a city could get this advanced without, say, interchangeable parts, or have this much of a gap between rich and poor without triggering a real reform movement (the Revolutionary League doesn't count).<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



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In the Cage: A Guide to Sigil (2e)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Benjamin S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/16/2004 00:00:00

The main Planescape box set has a good deal of information on Sigil, but if you're planning to use Sigil as something more than a stopping off point between excursions to the Outer Planes then you pretty much need this book. It contains a detailed breakdown for each ward of the sprawling city as well as a few specific places within them. The nice thing about Sigil is that its always changing, so you can always add more locations around town if you need them and not have a player screaming about it not being on the map. Speaking of which, the map included with the book is pretty useful as a guide but some sections of it seem to have been scanned on a different scale from the others because when printed out the pieces don't fit together really well. But that's a minor complaint, really. Let's be honest, it's not going to ruin your campaign because some of the streets don't line up on the map. After all, you're getting a 125 page sourcebook for a third of what it cost in 1995. This actually goes for all of these scanned books. If you're so distraught by the piecemeal maps then by all means go to ebay and pay three times the book's original price for a copy of the map that may or may not be covered with seven year old coffee stains.



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