Miniatures Handbook - Discussion

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Miniatures Handbook - Discussion

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:12 am

As per the title of this thread, I'd like to know which version of 3E the Miniatures Handbook was written for.
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Re: Miniatures Handbook - 3.0 or 3.5?

Post by Sock Puppet » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:19 am

MIniatures Handbook came out 3 months after the 3.5 PHB, but that doens't necessarily prove anything in this game.

Check the character class and/or monster descriptions for skills such as Alchemy or Wilderness Lore.
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Re: Miniatures Handbook - 3.0 or 3.5?

Post by willpell » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:51 pm

Pretty certain it's three-five.

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - 3.0 or 3.5?

Post by Havard » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:25 pm

Yes, it looks like 3.5

Craft (Alchemy) rather than Alchemy. Advancement listed in Monster stat blocks. I haven't found any of the classic 3.0 tell tale signs mentioned by Ashtagon above.

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - 3.0 or 3.5?

Post by willpell » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:23 pm

So, with the OP's question answered, does this thread now become useless forever, or do we turn it into a generic discussion of the book in general?

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - 3.0 or 3.5?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:40 pm

willpell wrote:So, with the OP's question answered, does this thread now become useless forever, or do we turn it into a generic discussion of the book in general?
Feel free to discuss it.

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - Discussion

Post by willpell » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:33 pm

In my opinion, Marshal should be treated as an honorary core class. It deserves such status more than the Bard, I think.

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - Discussion

Post by genghisdon » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:16 pm

I liked most of the monsters

I liked (mostly) the favored soul & war mage classes (although they are reprinted elsewhere)

I like many of the spells & magic items (most are again reprinted elsewhere)

Having bought a ton of the minis, I enjoyed playing the mini game instead of D&D sometimes

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - Discussion

Post by Havard » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:18 pm

What are the main differences between the Miniatures Handbook and Chainmail (3E)? Do they operate at the same scale or does Chainmail handle larger armies?

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Re: Miniatures Handbook - Discussion

Post by pawsplay » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:29 am

The Miniatures Handbook has both skirmish and small army rules.

It was one of the weirdest things ever published for D&D, just a random mishmash of cool classes, decent monsters, miniature rules, oddball spells, and nice things for fighters. It is famed for introducing the concept of immortal "aspects" but infamous for introducing direct damage conjuration spells.

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