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Newbiespud 17th Dec 2013, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Sometimes you need to get a point across as quickly as possible without outright saying it. Unfortunately, referencing internet memes is really good for precisely that.

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FLZ 17th Dec 2013, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Well, I'm glad it wasn't too sad of me to think of that ad immediately after the second panel.

And since when are props made to scale? She's really thought about the Timberwolves - Pinkie planning ahead! :O
imperious 17th Dec 2013, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
The miniature you wish your miniature could look like.

At one of my first Cons, I remember a sculptor/art vendor that had a beautiful 2 foot tall C'thulu statuette. Someone jokingly referred to it as a to-scale miniature. "You enter the chamber, and see this guy" >thunk<.


Since our group is relatively low-funded, and none of us were "the miniatures guy" in the day, I'm responsible for producing all of the monsters. 90% paper stand. I've got some generic beasties small-to-large, a slew of pc-types, hordes of kobolds, golblins, mixed undead, a few ogres, a pile of lizardfolk, and a box of bandits.

As we've gone along, we've also had:
Dice Goblins
Coin Wolves & Penny Swarms
Fluttershy the Hippogriff (I've discussed this before)
Wonder the Pipe Cleaner Warhorse
Pipe Cleaner Python
and King of Clubs, the Huge-Sized Crocodile (it's a decent footprint for 25-28m scale).

It seems like the best way for us to avoid fighting something is to have a miniature for it on hand.

...

I'm now a pony.
Guest 17th Dec 2013, 7:58 AM edit delete reply
I'm technically the miniatures guy in our group, but that said, my collection isn't as... diverse as it could be, so usually the same models used to represent orcs also represent hobgoblins, evil humans, zombies, etc. Same goes for models for human characters except they're usually on our side. Large non-humanoid creatures are usually represented using bases of equivalent size.

Our non-generic NPCs tend to get a miniture all their own, but if I don't expand my collection soon, that may come to a halt >_>
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
I've had Pretzel Kobolds, Zombie Hersey Kisses, and once a Reese's Peanutbutter Golem. Nothing gets the players all fired up for a battle than making their opponents out of edible food.
Freemage 17th Dec 2013, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Add to that Starburst Orcs. We LOVED murdering Starburst Orcs.
mycroftxxx 17th Dec 2013, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
The KenzerCo game "Fairy Meat" was presented as a 1:1 scale miniatures game. That meant that all of your odd lawn decorations and taxidermy experiments were acceptable game tokens. Before it was really a playable game, and just a gag in Knights of the Dinner Table, the first playthrough featured a squirrel lawn decoration as a giant monster.
Seanpony Renaud 17th Dec 2013, 12:26 PM edit delete reply
LOL. Reading you guys makes me smile. Pretzel wolves. I never really thought about how blessed I am as a gamer that I never did any of that kind of stuff. Everybody I play with plays Warhammer also so we all have tons of figures. Our problem tends to be more that we have tons of orcs, skeletons and humans but no dwarves, hardly any monsters and gods save us if we need something mundane like a cart.

Now look at me, back to your minis, back to me. I love it!
you know that guy 17th Dec 2013, 4:04 PM edit delete reply
No dwarves? You should play Blood Bowl. Dwarves are the rock to the elven scissors.
Seanpony Renaud 18th Dec 2013, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
No dwarves, no halflings, a bunch of other odds and ends that become real annoying when you're trying to tell some kind of story.

I'll look into Blood Bowl though, if I'm not mistaken it's made the Warhammer company so we've already got lots of figures compatitble with the rules and an excuse to buy dwarves. Course now we mostly buy heros.
terrycloth 18th Dec 2013, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
I've got a bunch of minis (I'm weak against collectible boxes with random contents) but I mostly use little pokemon figurines.

And the hedgehog, squirrel, etc. that came with the brushable MLP figures.

And some little rubber animals that I got for cheap at a toy store.

The pokemon figurines work really nicely because they're all very *distinct*, which is not true of the ones that try to look realistic.
Call me Al 17th Dec 2013, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
My group just uses magnets. Red for hostile, white for unknown, and we argue every session about whether the green or blues represent allied or neutral.
Sus 17th Dec 2013, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
I distinctly remember a battle with 10 Euro cent coin the bandit and his companions, 50 cent, 20 cent, 20 cent and 20 cent.
reynard61 18th Dec 2013, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
reynard61
"(...)20 cent, 20 cent and 20 cent."

The parents obviously weren't very imaginative when it came to names...
Curb 18th Dec 2013, 8:51 AM edit delete reply
We've always used what was at hand. I've used 40K minis, Warhammer minis, I have used Iron Kingdoms minis as well.

Used to game with a group that assigned minis to players based on characters, the guy had a hell of a collection of pewter minis, all really nice.

Oh and the 40K mini incident was great, the barbarian used a Khorn Beserker, the mage used a Thousand Sons Librarian, the Paladin had an Ultramarine, and the thief...man, still laughing, used a dreadnaught, and never failed any rolls on stealth or pickpocket...stealthiest damn dreadnaught ever!
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Sadly, your miniatures are not me. Now I'm winning initiative.

I think the strangest 'mini' ever used in my group was one GM who had a cupcake represent the BBEG and made a face on it out of frosting. It was supposed to represent a "FatBas**rd" and was a bit too funny to take seriously.
Zuche 17th Dec 2013, 6:27 AM edit delete reply
The rust monster and several other creatures were modeled after something that came out of a gumball machine. I suspect the first encounter went something like this.

Warrior: Haw haw haw!
DM: What's so funny?
Warrior: That? How am I supposed to take that seriously. Oooh, smite me, oh mighty smiter!
DM: <roll> It lashes out at your armor, which then corrodes all around you, falling to pieces at your feet!
Warrior: Hey! You'll pay for that! I proceed to cleave the monster in two!
DM: With what?
Mage: Um...
Warrior: With my sword, of course!
DM: You leave it with a nasty gash to the head...
Warrior: Take that!
DM: right before your sword collapses into rusty fragments, joining the ruins of your armor on the battlefield.
Warrior: ...
Mage: What were you expecting after it ate your armor?
Thief: Wait... this is why iron rations were listed on the equipment guide?
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
Haha, iron rations. That's a good one. :D
Zarhon 17th Dec 2013, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Zarhon
Ah yes, D&D is full of monsters that look silly, but are dangerous to the unwary or unwise.

So let's make some famous last words, "didn't-read-the-monster-manual" edition!

"What is that, a flying cyclops head with eye tentacles? How is that threatening? I'm gonna poke it in the eyes."

"Pfft, it's a squid-head monster. Is it going to shoot ink at me? I'm so scared."

"What's that, a flying soccer ball? A balloon?"

"Is that a mushroom man? Hmm, I'm hungry now."

"A cube of jello? How could that possibly be dangerous?"

"You call it a roper, but judging from that picture, I'd call it something else entirely."

"Why are you all cringing? They're just little maggot/worm things. What's the worst they could do?"
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
All my players are savvy with D&D creatures stemming all the way back to the early beginings of second edition. So just mentioned "a giant cockroach with feelers" makes them run. :)
Freemage 17th Dec 2013, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
Don't forget the bunny on the stump (word to the wise--it's the stump that's dangerous).
Digo 18th Dec 2013, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
There's also a "Room Mimic". The floor is it's tongue.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Dec 2013, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Vargouilles: the one thing that makes me bypass roleplaying. "Go to Panic. Do not pass Go, do not collect 2,000 gp." 'Panic' usually takes the form of either all the combat cheese I can muster, fleeing (a poor option against flyers) or making sure another player gets Kissed - and I'm not usually the backstabbing type; that's just a death I refuse to suffer. Doesn't matter if I'm playing some 1st level farmer's-son who has no legitimate way of knowing what a Vargouille is, he's more likely to suicide than let himself become a vargouille. I don't like those things.
Anvildude 17th Dec 2013, 1:21 PM edit delete reply
I actually have one of the original gumball toys the Bullette was based on. Got it when I was real little from the Doctor's office Goody Bowl, years before I'd ever even heard of D&D. Shocked me to see it in the Monster Manual one day.
D'sparil 17th Dec 2013, 6:54 AM edit delete reply
My best mini story is when a guy who is SUPER SERIOUS about minis joined the game... and found out we were using cute little plastic animals, a green resin Buddha, a guitar pick with a skull on it, and an MLP figure to represent the party members. He damn near had an aneurysm. He hated the pony most of all.
ANW 17th Dec 2013, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Right in the heart.
ToaofTwilight 17th Dec 2013, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
One time I got it into my head to bring my collection of legos to the table while we were making our characters. One of the guys noticed that one of the heads had a mustache that "looked exactly like Hitler". He then based his Ranger around being a Evil Xenophobe that tried to assimilate the other party members to the human race.
ShadowDragon8685 17th Dec 2013, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
ShadowDragon8685
You should've said "No, that doesn't. The resemblance is passing at best. Clearly, that LEGO minifigure looks exactly like Charlie Chaplain." and he would have made a bard specializing in pantomime.
Raxon 17th Dec 2013, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
Raxon
Story time today is about internet memes in your games! Tell about a time you managed to use a meme without breaking character.

Raxon has a little something. Remember the diet coke and mentos thing? Well, he thinks this is his most impressive trick. He'll take a box of mentos and flip one from a tube into his hand. "Now you see it." He'll close his hand and open it. His hand is empty. "Now you don't." He has such fun with making criminals nervous with it. Alwo, 'porting mentos into the diet coke bottles at the supermarket.
D'sparil 17th Dec 2013, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
The SUPER SERIOUS guy I mentioned above also plays a SUPER SERIOUS character. Big surprise, right? Well, as DM I had a rather whimsical and NPC hanging out with the party who filled this guy's character with rage. While staying in character, I absolutely threw "Why so serious?" and "U mad?" into their interactions once or twice.
FanOfMostEverything 17th Dec 2013, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Not quite a meme, but I did have the party explore Boatmurdered, complete with demons and a lava flooding mechanism in the lowest level.
Anvildude 17th Dec 2013, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Rainbow Dash actually flies through Boatmurdered in My(Stara)'s Little Pony: Friendship is Adventuring. (amazing story, btw. Everyone here should read it). Complete with Zombie Elephants and strange attractions to cheese.
Blues 17th Dec 2013, 7:54 AM edit delete reply
Don't know if it's necessarily a meme, but in my most recent campaign, d20 modern set on a college campus, I've repeatedly referenced Game Grumps."I appreciate it... but look at what we're dealing with here!" became really popular when the characters made their first supernatural encounter with a ghost haunting the English building.
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
I had one that the PCs invoked.
They seiged the BBEG's lair and got to his lab. The BBEG had already escaped, but left an explosive chemical bomb with a timer. A recorded illusion of the BBEG was left to give a farewell to the PCs, all "Blofeld" style.

Rogue: "The evil guy left us a message." *activates illusion*
Cleric: "Main screen turn on!"
GM: "You touch the disk and an illusion of the lich appears."
Party in Unison: "It's you!"
GM: (trying not to laugh) "How are you gentleman? All your base are belong to explode."
Rogue: "What you say?!"
GM: "You have no chance to survive, make your time. ...Hahaha."
Sorcerer: "I think using my Teleport scroll is in order."
Cleric: "You know what you are doing, move every PC!"

totally left us in giggle fits.
Noseriously 17th Dec 2013, 2:20 PM edit delete reply
Actually, Raxon, teleporting mentos into closed diet coke bottles wouldn't have any effect. The mento-diet coke reaction wouldn't work while the drink was still pressurized. You'd just have mentos inside coke bottles unless someone opened them BEFORE the coating on the outside of the mint dissolved. And it's the delicate, complex structure of the coating that causes the reaction, so it would lose its explosiveness very quickly.
Raxon 17th Dec 2013, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
I am aware, but there's no reason why there can't be a triggered fuse so that it waits until you open it to release a barrier around the mentos. We are talking about an epic level bard/wizard with lots of free time.

Oddly enough, I didn't retire Raxon from gaming because he's OP. For his level, he is pretty badly underpowered. No, he was retired from games because he's just too broken and unbalanced. And the fact that he is incredibly irritating to everyone who is not a party member.

I might bring him back at low level for a campaign, though. Could be fun.
Rokas 17th Dec 2013, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
Raxon, I think there should be a game supplement somewhere that details the life and times of Raxon, the wizard. He's far too epic to not eventually appear in some official game document.
Raxon 17th Dec 2013, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Raxon
It would be pretty cool to have Raxon pioneer the 8th level bard spells. Among them being the ability to lend your musical or oratory skills to fellow performers, allowing you to take a novice on stage, and he will instantly know the words and how to sing it right, for the duration of the performance.

I have detailed his teleport spell. It is a bard spell that tricks the universe into moving you to where you want to go.

He could even have a wing in the ravenholme library named after him!
Zuche 17th Dec 2013, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
Eh, memes have always been good for that. Imagine what Casablanca would have become if the internet had been around back then: a movie so heavily referenced that a new viewer would find most of it highly familiar already. But I repeat myself, as Mark Twain put it.
Cody 17th Dec 2013, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
How exactly do "huge" and "colossal" differ?
Vegetalss4 17th Dec 2013, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
In DnD, creatures have a "Size category" representing exactly how big they are.
the size categories go, from biggest to smallest:
Colossal
Gargantuan
Huge
Large
Medium (the size of an adult human)
Small
Tiny
Diminutive
Fine
Each category is around twice as long/tall as the one before.
MirrorImage 17th Dec 2013, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
MirrorImage
The other thing to consider from that list is that, in 4th edition, starting with Medium at 1x1 square in size (where 1 square is roughly 5 feet to a side), each category larger is +1 square per size (Large == 2x2, Huge == 3x3, etc).

Going down works a little differently. A small creature still takes up 1x1 and a Tiny creature takes up the equivalent of .5 x .5 (meaning 4 tiny creatures can fit in 1 square).

Tiny Creatures can also move into the same square as larger creatures, and often have to in order to make attacks (many times, their melee range is "0").

I don't recall 4th edition having a Diminutive or Fine category, but I imagine it would roughly scale the same way down.
Zarhon 17th Dec 2013, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
Zarhon
There's also a number of modifiers that "imply" a change of size - "Dire" being one of them (just look up the D&D pictures of a "Dire Bear").

So when faced by a colossal dire [insert creature name here], you know you've pissed off the DM.
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 8:43 AM edit delete reply
The second Monster Manual for D&D3.5 had a template you can put on animals to make them gargantuan in size. I did that once with an angry Jack Russel and named it "Clifford the Big Red TPKer".

The PCs survived, but it was amusing none-the-less.
Malroth 17th Dec 2013, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
or he's custom designing the encounter to give the druid a new pet.
D'sparil 17th Dec 2013, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
That and Twilight is showing her 3.x roots, since Colossal isn't a size anymore. The 4e sizes are based on number of squares.

Tiny (0x0, can be in the same square as others)
Small (1x1, two-handed weapon restrictions apply)
Medium (1x1)
Large (2x2)
Huge (3x3)
Gargantuan (4x4)
D'sparil 17th Dec 2013, 6:58 AM edit delete reply
The above was supposed to be a reply to Cody.
Indalecio 17th Dec 2013, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
This is the monster your monster could be smelling like, which coincidentally, is pine-scented.
Zuche 18th Dec 2013, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Good one!
DoubleCross 17th Dec 2013, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
AWWWWWWWWWWW
AWWWWWWWWWWW
AWWWWWWWWWWW
*in scale*
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
ANW 17th Dec 2013, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
Nice continuation.
ANW 17th Dec 2013, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
It's that B--- Excuse me one moment.
Wham, wham, wham, wham.
Nope, wasn't seeing things.
ANW 17th Dec 2013, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
Okay now that I've got over my headache.
Poll time:
How do you approach battles when you know you will lose?
CHARRRGE!
Run Away!
Think then strike!
He's not my enemy, if he's my friend.
Can't move, too scared.
Oh well. can't stop him, might as well give up.
Me: Exit stage left
Digo 17th Dec 2013, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
Generally I kibbitz with the enemy, all gentleman-like and see if I can buy other PCs time to escape.
Tatsurou 17th Dec 2013, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
Tatsurou
For me, it varies depending on the character I'm playing.

If I'm playing a warrior type character (personality, not class), I charge in anyway.
If I'm playing a strategist, I plan my way out.
If I'm playing a cutesy character, I diplomance my way out.

One of my characters actually inspired a Mock Magic the Gathering card:

"Adorable little girl
cost: 5 colorless, three red, three white, three green
1/1
Abilities:
If Adorable Little Girl is declared a defender, flip a coin. If heads, take control of the attacking monster. If tails, negate the attack. If the coin lands on its edge, destroy this card.
If Adorable Little Girl attacks and is blocked, do not calculate battle damage, and tap the blocking creature. That creature does not untap as normal during the controller's next untap phase."
FanOfMostEverything 18th Dec 2013, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Sorry about this, but I'm the Magic equivalent of a Grammar Nazi. This will only hurt for a second...

Adorable Little Girl 5RRRGGGWWW
Creature — Human
Whenever Adorable Little Girl blocks a creature, flip a coin. If the coin comes up heads, gain control of that creature. If the coin comes up tails, remove that creature from combat. Otherwise, destroy Adorable Little Girl.
Whenever Adorable Little Girl becomes blocked, prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by it this turn and tap each creature blocking it. Those creatures don't untap during their controller's next untap step.
1/1
terrycloth 18th Dec 2013, 3:06 PM edit delete reply
Usually, I charge, then run away if I start actually losing. Sometimes I'm wrong and we win.

...I try to make sure my characters have ways of running away. Invisibility, Dimension Door, flight, very large stealth scores, that sort of thing. My current character has all four. It makes him appear very brave!
Joural 18th Dec 2013, 7:05 PM edit delete reply
if my last game is any indication, I make a ton of intimidate rolls, then say 'fuck it' and cast enlarge person on the barbarian before running away.
Disloyal Subject 22nd Dec 2013, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
Like the others, varies by character, but I play orcs like Klingons, & pretty much WAAAGH my way to death and/or glory. Hobgoblins - my favorite race, aside from alignment complications - tend to use Diplomacy checks when they can't win. The pixie warlock would turn invisible & start guerilla warfare. Really, that's my favorite option - if I can't win in a stand-up fight, even the odds. Scouts are my favorite class for that - wilderness/rogue-type skillmonkey + speed boost with Skirmish? Flawless victory. Problem is gettimg used to a 'smack it, cast a spell, or trudge 20 feet' cleric - as much as I like being a gish, sometimes I prefer mobility.
MonopolIron 17th Dec 2013, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Back when we were kids, my brother would always get mad at me for using an orc figurine in Monopoly.

I could never get behind the idea of a flat-iron being able to buy property. I loved the idea of what an orc could do to property values, however. Not to mention hotel rooms...
Zarhon 17th Dec 2013, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
Zarhon
I actually did the whole "idea of scale" thing in the campaign I started in these comments (still ongoing, just on the Pony Tales forum).

Basically, the party went and met the former mount/pet/companion of a saint, who was being taken care of by the priests of a temple (as well as guarding the relic of the temple, his earthly remains), as they were scouring the temple of invading saboteur cultists. It was a "Dire Liger".

Now, that probably doesn't sound too threatening, does it? Well, for a proper context, one needs two pictures to get a real idea of scale of this creature.

Here's a scale picture of a "dire bear", as depicted in the D&D monster manual:
Dire Bear

And here is a picture of a real-life Liger, which is a feline cross-breed of lion/tiger:
Liger

Combine the two.
GrayGriffin 17th Dec 2013, 8:28 AM edit delete reply
Hmm...based on the original episode, I'm guessing Twilight derails this by then asking if Spike came with her or not. PInkie says he didn't, and she asks if he can join the combat. OHKO.
Masterofgames 17th Dec 2013, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
When in doubt, mail it to the princess.
ANW 17th Dec 2013, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
I think he means in a "Disco Inferno" type of way.
GrayGriffin 17th Dec 2013, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
I'm a girl.

Why does this always happen?
Zuche 17th Dec 2013, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
For the same reason most right-handed people generally assume I'm not left-handed?
GrayGriffin 17th Dec 2013, 6:48 PM edit delete reply
Left-handedness is a recessive trait. Femaleness is not. If anything, considering the subject of this comic, it should be MORE likely that I am female.
kriss1989 18th Dec 2013, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Considering how many bronies are guys, it's less likely than you think.
Zuche 18th Dec 2013, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
My point is that, given a lack of cues, many people default to assume no difference between them and the person with whom they're communicating. In the average conversation under these conditions, gender matters as much as dominant hand until it comes time to use a pronoun. How important is that pronoun? Less important than the change in reaction we tend to get when people realize that we are female. It shouldn't be, but that's still a struggle I wish I could avoid more often.
GrayGriffin 18th Dec 2013, 9:01 AM edit delete reply
Well, yeah, but it's not like you needed to use a pronoun to refer to me. Just using my username, or a shortening of it, would have worked fine as well.
Zuche 19th Dec 2013, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
I don't know if you're still checking on this, GrayGriffin, but let me see if I understand your most recent points. The approach your recommend would avoid mistake based on assumption. You have cause to prefer that people don't make assumptions about you.

If these statements are an accurate reflection, I agree. If I'm still missing the point, I apologize.
GrayGriffin 19th Dec 2013, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Yup, that's about it. I'm mainly so annoyed because this happens even on forums where I actually have listed my gender on my profile.
Zarhon 17th Dec 2013, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Zarhon
Well, strip #323 showed his combat was a tad too much.

So it's probably going to be a Vorpal Pebble kill.

Alternately, the Timberwolf is made of Eucalyptus, and is thus highly combustible.

Or a wand of wonder effect happens. Because Pinkie Pie.

Or maybe it's all an illusion, ooOOoooOo!
ANW 17th Dec 2013, 11:16 AM edit delete reply
#344 Counters the pebble.
Thar 17th Dec 2013, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
No, the timberwolf will turn out to be nice, and wants to join the party!
kriss1989 18th Dec 2013, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
*gasp* You mean the Vorpal Pebble of Pig Smiting?
zibbity 17th Dec 2013, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
My last campaign was ultra low budget - we didn't use miniatures at all. The bad guys were little squares of paper with stuff written on them to distinguish them, and the PCs were random chess pieces, except for me. I was a penny. Lol
mycroftxxx 17th Dec 2013, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
I've been in very very few games that used minis for combat. For the most part, all of my fighting has been in fudge-space.

You know, that kinda fuzzy quantum superposition of possible combat scenarios, where things like positioning and such _matter_, but kinda get determined on the fly based on existing party order and location description. Most of the groups I've been in for the past decade or so treat any scenario where the GM pulls out _anything_ to lay out enemy arrangement as an indication that the bad guys are using tactics, which means they're probably smart enough to talk to. You can bribe surprisingly large numbers of opponents for a fraction of the money it costs to raise a single fighter. If you don't have the money to blow on big bribes/raises, you either have some other point in common to work out an agreement from or should surrender/run the hell away.

The downside to this is that I haven't seen a good evenly-matched combat in about a decade.
Destrustor 17th Dec 2013, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
Destrustor
Oh, yes. That limbo is where all my games happen. Basically the only useful information the group bothers to keep track of is whether or not any given character is in melee range with the enemy.
Ranged attacks are all basically a matter of choosing your target and rolling to hit, with the only possible cover option being the aforementioned characters in melee combat with the target.
kriss1989 18th Dec 2013, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
kriss1989
Imagination really does save on miniatures costs.
TheFreshDM 17th Dec 2013, 12:00 PM edit delete reply
My best mini story was a time I was playing a one shot campaign with a few friends of mine (me as a player) We were heading into this room because we knew there was a fight there and suddenly our DM drops a Colossal Red Dragon mini at us (while were at first level) we were saying things like "really?" and "oh come on!" After what seemed like ages fighting the thing however we found out the darned thing was an illusion we all looked our DM and with a face like: "You sonova-" He merely gave us a trollish smile continuing the adventure.
Walabio 17th Dec 2013, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
One needs to use the adverb “Colossally”:



> “Technically, that would be colossally sized.”
——
Twilight Sparkle

Guest 17th Dec 2013, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
When we play we use a dry erase board for our games, as such we don't really have mini's to use, monsters are in red, and and each player is in a diffrent color
Zuche 18th Dec 2013, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Wait until she pulls out brobdingnagian.
Shiva491 19th Dec 2013, 5:56 AM edit delete reply
Actually, "Colossal" is, in fact, an adjective.
co·los·sal
kəˈläsəl
adjective
1. extremely large.
Guest 18th Dec 2013, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
Not strangest mini, but just recently our Dm Forgot his battle map, so we built one out of magic cards, with deck box figures.
Thubby 18th Dec 2013, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
i remember all the crazy things I've used as miniatures.
fighting a huge dragon? paper crane, go!
Guest 19th Dec 2013, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Just realized that the giant timberwolf had a crown
and I just rewatched that episode too.