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Author Topic: To Use Or Not To Use, That Is The Question  (Read 893 times)

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Re: To Use Or Not To Use, That Is The Question
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2021, 08:27:01 AM »
I heavily use maps and minis for every game. For the lighter combat, investigative style games like CoC and DG, I still like the granularity that the maps and minis provide when there is an intricate investigative scenario to play out. In my view for maps, minis, and VTT the time is definitely well spent.

I tried the 3D terrain once as I play some wargames and already had it. They got used to using tape measures instead of a grid pretty quickly. But although the players liked it they didn't rave about it like they did for other adventures just using the dry erase. I might do it again sometime but would not go out of my way to.

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Re: To Use Or Not To Use, That Is The Question
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2021, 10:33:56 AM »
I've been theater of the mind for too many decades to get into minis except for some skirmish games back when my son was into WH40K.  If I needed to use them, I would opt for virtual since all my online friends use Tabletop Simulator for board games.

Working on a starship combat game and I plan on using virtual minis for that as well.
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Re: To Use Or Not To Use, That Is The Question
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2021, 07:02:40 PM »
If you had an unlimited supply of 3D terrain and props, would you use them?

Yes, but only to alter the Earth's rotational spin to knock it out of orbit and spin us into the sun. Fortunately, the unlimited supply will be enough to achieve this goal.

I like RPGs and RPG boardgames (aka 4e) - and I consider them different genres of RPGing. When the table is piled with terrain and minis, it becomes a RPG boardgame so everyone needs to adjust their expectations to that playstyle.



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Re: To Use Or Not To Use, That Is The Question
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2021, 10:59:55 PM »
Since I do renovations, I have a large supply of materials on hand. Bricks are great for making dungeons and rocks are great for caverns, especially if they're flat on one side. Setup is trivial since I always have them laying around. I never use grids and only use a ruler, the same ruler I've been using since 1980 in fact.