Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

So, I’ve been doing this tabletop thing again:

Gaming from Leafshine on Vimeo.

I find it fascinating how coming back from computer gaming to tabletop really changes your perception of things. For example, one of the characters has an ability called Hunter’s Quarry. Which makes us all think of Hunter’s Mark. Which makes us try to simulate a large, red arrow bouncing over the miniature’s head. And we had a fair shot at simulating raid makers with dice, too.

But one thing profoundly disturbed me. The thing is, I keep looking at my miniature in the game (see if you can figure out which one is me in the pic) and thinking that, as I level up, the figure isn’t going to change. Any new gear I acquire* isn’t going to be reflected on my 3D, physical toon. And after three years or so of gear obsession in WoW, that’s a very strange feeling.

By the way, has anyone bought any of the D&D Minatures Game sets? If so, are they any good?

*Enchanted mail dropped last night. Typical. Shammy loot.

  • From what I hear, the D&D Minis game is really pretty good – the production values on the minis are high, and the rules are apparently fairly fun. I was contemplating picking some up a while back, but just couldn’t justify the expense.

  • Stupid Mage

    You play a Druid and no change in character appearance bothers you?


    Oh wait…sarcasm…got it =)