Brother Fen wrote:Yes. I love the irony. Labels on dungeon decor ruins them while pawns with no labels makes them worthless. Such funny creatures these gamers...Almost like they're not a monolithic group...
True enough, but he does have a point: things like this are a can't-win situation - no matter what they do, someone's game will be ruined forever.
I kind of wish this sort of product were available back when I got started in the 3rd edition thing just as maps and miniatures became the default assumption of the game: I've bought far too many miniatures and scenic items over the years, and there's really too many of them, they take up too much room, picking through all the boxes and boxes of fiddly bits to find just the right ones is only so much fun, the miniature collecting is an expensive hobby, and one that I find less and less rewarding over the years....
These days, I'd really rather have a relatively small box of common, useful scenic pawns, a box of more generic, archetypal monster pawns, and just a basic collection of generic adventurer minis: I don't really need separate blue, green, red, etc. dragons, or distinct Orc, Hobgoblin, Half-Orc, etc. pawns, or anything like that... rather, just enough that I can easily fish some pawns out of the box and say "those green guys are orcs... and this guy with a sword is your fighter...."
Especially now that I'm not gaming as much anymore.
Still, these pawns are a lovely product, and I've half a mind to start selling off my miniatures and switch to a basic collection of pawns, a handful of generic paper maps, maybe a basic, blank flip-mat, and some old-fashioned pens and graph paper.