On 2009-06-17, Mathieu Leocmach wrote:
Isn’t this battlemat a cue ? I can touch the battlemat and the minis, so their are cues. Same for the board of Monopoly. That was the simple case.
But the virtual battlemat of a video game or the virtual crosswords grid in my head are also cues. They play the same role even if I can’t touch them. Their are not the fiction, but a formalized representation of the fiction.
All displacement rules on the battlemat are boxes->boxes rules. I roll a dice and move my mini of the resulting number of hex. Their is of course a leftward arrow saying “the positions of the minis on the battlemat represents the positions of the characters in the fiction”. And hopefully some rightward arrows that may influence the size of the dice I throw or directly the positions of the minis.