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Subject: How to Keep Track of Actions/Moves/Abilities rss

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Justin Brown

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I keep loosing track of which ships moved themselves and which were moved by other ships (still have an opportunity to move), not to mention how many actions I've used each turn. How are ya'll keeping it all straight when you unload a wicked combo?

For keeping track of which ships have used their ability, we've started twisting the dice 45 degrees.
 
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David Luchetti
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I've never seen this problem - though I've only played a few times.

I'd say grab little wooden or plastic cubes from another game (or buy a few) and put them on top of any dice that have used their abilities.
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Nick Clinite
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I grabbed some change: 3 quarters, 3 dimes, and a number of pennies equal to your deployed ships. The quarters represent your actions, the pennies represent ship abilities, and dimes represent anything else (namely command cards). When a ship performs a move/attack, you put a quarter on top of them; when they use their ship ability, you put a penny on top (stacking it on top of any quarter).

Usually seems to add more fiddliness than needed, but helpful to have on hand when the game starts getting complicated.
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Chris G
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Little tokens is probably the best way to handle it, though I've never had this problem myself. Even if I've lost track, my opponents never do.
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Justin Brown

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We'll try your suggestions to use tokens or coins as markers. Thanks all!
 
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J-F Beaudoin
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Transparent bingo chips should do the trick.
 
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Tyler DeLisle
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I've been trying to think of something. I think just having some sort of "chip" that you get 3 of and can flip when you do an action would mostly work. I feel like it's easier to manage when you've used a die, but sometimes that gets tricky with 3-warps, anything to place next to the ship would work for that, but a little too fiddly for me.
 
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Manuel Gracia
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I haven't tried this yet, but I've always to get some of those plastic see-thru, coin-like tokens like the ones in Lords of Vegas. I think they might work well for marking used dice.
 
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