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Marks for Initiative cards

Posted: Fri 15 Nov 2019, 19:04
by Deep_Impact
In case that the cards are revised someday. How about (better) marks to distinguish six and nine. And to mark fast, slow and completly spend actions.

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MARK YOUR ACTIONS
As reactive actions such as blocking and
overwatch fire break the initiative order,
it can be hard to keep track of how many
actions a combatant has performed in the
Round. A tip is to keep track of this by turning
the initiative card 90 degrees for every
performed action. Turn it to the left for a fast
action and to the right for a slow action, and
all the way around 180 degrees once both
actions in the turn are used up.

As an experiment: Try spontanously to say which ini has used up a reactive action (It´s possible nevertheless, even if have been laid down intentionally mean....)

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Re: Marks for Initiative cards

Posted: Fri 15 Nov 2019, 19:10
by Fenhorn
You have the word INIT above the number.

I was a little bit surprised that there wasn't any text on the sides of the card like "Slow Action Used", etc.

Re: Marks for Initiative cards

Posted: Fri 15 Nov 2019, 19:16
by Deep_Impact
I know, but as I wrote: They are distinguishable, but it could better. Especially when playing im dim light.

They cards are okay, it´s a suggestion. They used the mechanic in Forbidden Lands, that´s why I used it in my selfmade Initiative cards some month ago.

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Re: Marks for Initiative cards

Posted: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 02:51
by aramis
I put  the numbers above the text for "Both Used", "Fast Used", "Slow Used"; I put a BIG "INIT" above the number  in center, and "Neither Used" under that. Makes it pretty clear the difference between 6 and 9, plus using OCRA means they're different shapes.

I made mine 2.6" squares, which I'll print on 80# colored card, probably orange astrobright if I have any left or can find it cheap, then laminate before cutting. They'll be about 1/2 mm thick. And hard to miss. ;)

Re: Marks for Initiative cards

Posted: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 12:30
by FiendishlyInventive
Yeah, it certainly means it's more clear.

Re: Marks for Initiative cards

Posted: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 12:45
by FiendishlyInventive
And thank you.