Playing 1e and 2e D&D most my life I really didn't have the need (or want the added expense) of minis. As you know Im gearing up for 4e and (as you also know) the mechanics are wrote around and for minis. So that leaves a hole in the campagne. Since Im just starting out my money is going toward core books and other basic needs. If you have any common minis your willing to part with at garage sale prices I would be interested. If not I understand...Im just fishing in the dark here.
My wallet is already feeling the strain of building 4e from the ground up. I guess thats price every DM has to pay, huh?
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