I have tried this a couple of times now but have taken away all things connected to fire as that seems rather complicated, rulewise as well as componentwise. Do you think that I miss the best part of the new expansion by doing that? Please let me know.
I would stick with fire if I where you, the more you play the easier it will become to remember, the rule book is well organised so just have a quick look when the situation arises, eventually it will stick. It took me about 4 plays to cover most situations involving fire, it is also a great way to eat away at some of the bigger monsters as they advance, not to mention a well timed shot at a Phoenix to your advantage......More Fire! it certainly adds to the game.
Wizards Tower makes the game far more enjoyable so to answer your question, yes I think you are greatly missing out by excluding the fire rules.
Thanks a lot for your responses! Now maybe I will 'play with fire'! (Also because I miss out on two of the Mega-Bossses if I dont include fire.) But I will see.- The ease without, or the richness with? Thats the question.