Hello to all.
I just registered to the site since I'm quite interested in the game and might, in the near future, become an active player.
Right now I have a Magic playgroup and today, while playing, someone spoke of D&D and I said that I was very interested in playing DDM since I already own a few minis (I'd say about 200 in total). We're going to give it a try next week.
But I'm in some trouble now. Although I do own several minis, up to now they only served as a curiosity, having played with a cousin of time a couple of times in the past. Meaning I don't know the rules as well as I'd like. And since no one else plays the game or owns minis, I'm the one to bring forth my collection and help them build the warbands.
Luckly I do own some of the old fold up maps that WotC delivered in the past (Underground Grotto, Icingdeath's Lair/Evermelt, Blue Dragon Lair, Teleport Temple/Broken Demongate, Dragon Shrine/Field of Ruin, Red Dragon Lair/Red Dragon Lair 2).
Regarding miniatures, I started buying them in 2004(don't even know if I own any chase rares at all, eheh), having bought 1 booster pack of Dungeon Delve and another from Dungeons of Dread, having stopped at that since they were 4th ed. and thus, to the best of my knowledge, unusable with the rest of my collection. Also bought the Giant dragons (black and blue), the Colossal Red Dragon, Drizzt's Icinghdeath pack and a couple of weeks ago found a real bargain with the Dragon Collector's Set!
1 - Which should be least convoluted maps to use? I need 2 or 3 since there are going to be 4-6 players and it might be easier to separate the players in 2 or 3 groups.
2 - Since most of my collection regards 3.5ed, is there some up to date complete manual (or most up to date DDM 3.5 manual) update anywhere?
Under "D&D Miniatures Original Edition Rules and Cards" I DLed both Rules and FAQ files, but the manual is date 2006...
3 - We're starting the "D&D movement" and I'm unsure about its acceptance within the group. I want the guys to have fun and to feel interested in the game. I might try to advise them to try something like tribal warbands (orcs, elves, soldiers, drow, whatever) or alignment related warbands (if one choses LE, he can't have other alignments in his warband). I think it to be reasonable guidelines. But what about the warband total points to keep it simple and at least non-tedius? 100 points per warband?
4 - If this catches on I'd like to convert my 4ed cards (18 in total) to 3.5ed since its simpler to do so than to convert about 200 cards into 4ed. I've been looking around and I've found the 3.5-4ed converted cards. But can sompeone please tell me if anyone did the other way around?
I think that's all for now. Thanks in advance and sorry if this is the wrong place to post such a thread.