One of the things that amazes me about many gamers today is how they often forget the role that bizarre toys played in the formation of D&D. There weren't a lot of fantasy miniatures back in the day, so Hong Kong made Kaiju toys would suffice.

My own games are mishmash of "official" minis, 2d paper and acrylic minis, gaming paper and plastic terrain bits. And yes, I'll even throw in random toys some time. Let's just say that I've even used pop-up books to represent terrain...and not ones designed for it.

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