Ah ah! I knew I was not the only one to think so. But eh, as much as I would like to play boardless, I already started buying minis and think it's the way to go for 4E.Spinachcat said:Tactical movement is deeply emphasized, chopping that out is doable, but WotC isn't joking. They want you to buy minis and their dungeon tiles.
Moon-Lancer said:I have just one question, did the play tester live? and if not what kind of xp did you get?
Spinachcat said:I deeply disagree, but I am very glad that you and others found a way to enjoy 3e without minis.
I have run 3e / D20 with and without the grid and they are different games. Many feats, abilities, spells and game balancers depend on the measurements. Without the grid, these balancers are removed. Now, that's totally cool, but you are off the rules reservation.
If the whole table doesn't care about the balancers or being on/off the rules reservation, then you are 100% yippy skippy and all is good. The issue I have found is THAT ONE GUY (or more than one) who is attached to RAW and plays 3e because of the balance factors.
For reasons I do not know, I have found many more gamers are attached to RAW with 3e than with any other RPG. If you can avoid those players, then yeah, no problemo.