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Speeding up the slows!

Post  Planes on Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:05 pm

While doing some cleaning on my end, I came across an old stack of index cards. A few days later my brain made a jump as to how to use them. Using word I threw together a basic double-sided stat card for a Hive Tyrant, as Aaron oft has to dive back into his codex throughout the matches we have. The front details base stats, unit type, USRs, movement rates and charge restrictions; while the back side has some cheap check boxes for unit upgrades. The general idea is to print off both sides, glue them together and laminate them; then you can check off any options you bought for the unit with a white board marker, and just leave the card next to the unit WarmaHordes style. If you ever have to figure out what a squad can do, the rules are right there on the table beside it!

It is also great for anyone just learning the game, still struggling with the rules, or for when a new unit drops from Forge World or White Dwarf.

I figured I'd just put this out there for anyone who cared to know. The cards I'm using are 3"x5", with 0.2" margins set in MS Word.

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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:40 pm

I love the Warma-Hordes card system of rules reference. THose cards make remembering special rules and stuff very nice.

I'm not sure if I'd use it for Marines, where everything is 4's across the board except a few cases, but for Xenos races with much more to remember it may be nice.

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Post  Aegwymourn on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:43 pm

Well especially as something as varied as 'Nids. It can be something very handy to have.

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Post  Roland on Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:02 pm

It's be useful for chapter traits, and specific chapter rules for Marines

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Post  Planes on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Here's a shot of one of the cards, super bare bones, but has everything it needs in there.  I'm also trying to bake unit type rules straight into the cards, as well.  Did anyone else realize that all jump units now straight up get Deep Strike?



I notably left point costs out of the cards, as that is business for the Codex and list building, and these guys are just for representing what has actually hit the field.

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Post  Planes on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:33 pm

It just occured to me that check box style cards like this would do wonders for Codex: Daemons.

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Post  Aegwymourn on Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:08 pm

Yea they condensed the rules for some of the unit types now. Makes it a bit easier so they don't have to list that every jump unit has deep strike, or is bulky or whatnot.

Cards are looking good. There have been a couple of people on BoLS who have mentioned the idea of using cards for Demons. I don't know if anyone has bothered though.

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Post  superdeuxlol on Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:03 pm

Make one for a prince. I'd like to see how it looks

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Re: Speeding up the slows!

Post  Planes on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Here's the Prince one I slapped together. I put the alignment on the front, as it's not really an optional thing for them.



Perhaps the more important set of cards, though...


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Post  Aegwymourn on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:31 pm

Very nice cards for the Demons, almost makes sense now Razz 

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Post  Planes on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:38 pm

I imagine that having a set of those out with each dude taking rewards would vastly speed things up.

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Post  Aegwymourn on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:40 pm

Well I was thinking from the other side it would help a lot. The 3-4 times I've played someone with Deamons they roll dice and I just nod my head to whatever goofy powers they have. It would help so you don't constantly have to reference that fold out sheet though.

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Post  superdeuxlol on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:37 pm

I write mine down on a sheet of paper and most of the things that I am not rolling for are pretty stock. But those are quite pretty =P Might have to trade you some bits for some of these.

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Post  Paz on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:47 pm

put me down for those daemonic gift cards as well, damn that would speed things up

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Re: Speeding up the slows!

Post  Planes on Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:02 pm

I'll run off a few more. If anyone is interested, I'll be down at 8th Street Comics for the Theros release tomorrow night, so you could pick them up there.

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