MACE 2014 was a big success! I survived DM’ing 6 sessions of 5 different modules. Loads of fun. I passed out surveys at each of my sessions and the overwhelming conclusion was that most players want to play with miniatures for combat. I definitely had 2 (of all the combats played this long weekend) that would have benefited from having the minis all over the table. One had 28 combatants. That was a stretch for the theatre of the mind.
Ran the first episode of The Lost Mines of Phandelver, DDEX1-1 Defiance in Phlan, DDEX-3 Shadows over the Moonsea, DDEX-4 Dues for the Dead, and DDEX1-5 The Courting of Fire (twice).