This is the third post in a series on responsible and affordable AD&D shopping.
It was one of the scenes with the greatest foreshadowing in “Stranger Things”: when Mike slammed down the terrifying miniature of a demogorgon smack-dab in the middle of the adventuring party. They were playing AD&D. And things just got real.
But a few grognards out there may have taken exception at this point. “Miniatures!” they might exclaim “We didn’t use no filthy miniatures in AD&D! It’s was theater of the mind!” So I’ve heard some say. But as one who has not only recently read the rulebooks in toto, but has also been recently playing AD&D 1e with miniatures, I think it’s the best way to play the game. And, for that matter, it’s not going to break the bank either.
But let’s start at the beginning: should AD&D even be played with miniatures? Is it really going to enhance my gaming experience?