...and using miniatures wasn't half bad.
I'll write more later; unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow for the first time in many moons. And I probably drank too much beer (*sigh*). But the game went off pretty sweet...the player characters got some much needed treasure/XP, all the PCs had their moment to shine (perhaps with the exception of the magic-user...sorry, Luke!), and I still got to kill a few "heroes" (though only one PC).
It was a good night. We'll see if they want to do it again next week.
+++EDIT: Oh, yeah...the "bag o zombies" worked GREAT!+++