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Post Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:33 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:13 am 
 



These are still available at my local game shop and in good quantity.  Rare, I don't think so!!


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:23 am 
 

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These are still available at my local game shop and in good quantity.  Rare, I don't think so!!


Agreed: not rare. Although I would say that they are more difficult to find than they were, say, 12 or 18 months ago. Why, I don't know. Still, they're findable, especially with a good Auction Sieve search.

For those who might be interested: yes, they are kind of fun; no, you couldn't possibly actually play with them. The eyestrain would be tremendous.  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:57 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:
These are still available at my local game shop and in good quantity.  Rare, I don't think so!!


Agreed: not rare. Although I would say that they are more difficult to find than they were, say, 12 or 18 months ago. Why, I don't know. Still, they're findable, especially with a good Auction Sieve search.

For those who might be interested: yes, they are kind of fun; no, you couldn't possibly actually play with them. The eyestrain would be tremendous.  8O


I'm showing off my Uber-Geekiness, but....

My 2 brothers and I went camping this spring.  Of course, being in the great outdoors is NO deterent to gaming, but who wants to haul all the books, dice, paper, modules, etc etc.  Not enough room in the car for the tent, supplies, four guys and all my gaming stuff....or so they think!

So the first night we are sitting around the lantern and picnic table drinking beer with my brothers and my friend and I'm waiting for the inevitable "Man, too bad we don't have our D&D stuff out here..." I spring into action.

And then I whip out the miniature rulebooks, along with the miniature boxed sets of Undermountain and Menzoberranzan.  I have dice, pencils and graph paper.  Oh yeh, and a MAGNIFIYING GLASS!  

Game ON.  We know the rules well enough by now that we only have to refer to the rulebooks in case of dire necessity or arguement.  The only problem is that the only real adventure I have is UM, which is a gigantic sprawling monster of an adventure, and not really set up for easy DMIng (although a favorite of mine and my little group).  In retrospect, maybe one of the Dragonlance modules would have been better.  We quickly find out that although the magnifiying glass works great for our purposes, it's just too damn dark to read anything that small by lantern light.

But, we rolled up characters, passed around the books and magnifying glass, had some laughs, and managed to get a few evenings of dungeon delving out of the entire mess.  So, we have proven you actually CAN use these microscopic mutants to game with if you don't have to refer to the books often, you have a good magnifying glass and light source, and a knowledge of the rules that allows you not to have to refer to them very often.  Not an experiment I would try often, but if you just HAVE to game and you only have a shoebox worth of room to store everything in.....

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:03 am 
 

Badmike wrote:So, we have proven you actually CAN use these microscopic mutants to game with if you don't have to refer to the books often, you have a good magnifying glass and light source, and a knowledge of the rules that allows you not to have to refer to them very often.  Not an experiment I would try often, but if you just HAVE to game and you only have a shoebox worth of room to store everything in.....

Mike B.


I stand corrected. Man, that defines dedication!  :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:58 am 
 

I actually photocopied one one the books in the Mini Menzoberanzan Boxset into large size to add to my incomplete full size set.  Works pretty good.  Then I got a complete large Menzo set on Ebay for peanuts!

Go Figure

These are faithfull repoductions though!


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:07 pm 
 

I'll have to check AuctionSieve, because I'm looking for minis of the PHB, DMG, and MM to actually carry in a pocket for a pick up game.  I don't want all the books, just those three.  The one gaming store in the area is a POS, and doesn't have anything predating d20 Fantasy.

Of course if anyone here has extras that they want to sell, even if used, PM me.  I'm interested.



  
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