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Subject: Enemy cards look weird. rss

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Jan Horinek
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Is it just me or the enemy cards are weird with all that plain space above the picture and a claustrophobic strip at the bottom with even narrower center to hold the picture of the Enemy? I am not sure i like it, does this composition have any purpose game-wise?
I really like the rest of the designs though.
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Milo Gertjejansen
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
It's supposed to put the enemy more "in your face."

I have found this to be true. I guess it's the old Magic player in me but not only are they physically closer to me it's also sort of unsettling because of the different layout.
 
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
It was a topic of conversation early when we got the first spoiled card art that it was a strange choice. I wasn't sold on it originally, but now that I've been playing for a while I actually like it a lot. As Milo stated it puts the enemy right in your face and it also sets the monster cards completely apart from all the other cards so they stick out as very immediate threats on the table.
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
yeeshkul wrote:
a claustrophobic strip at the bottom with even narrower center to hold the picture of the Enemy


You just explained the reason very succinctly. It's designed to be unsettling - a perfect fit for Arkham.
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Ian Wallace-Moyer
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
Depending how far you are in the campaign as well, some of the more "boss" style monsters have a lot more text, so the text box is actually quite well used.
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
yeeshkul wrote:
Is it just me or the enemy cards are weird with all that plain space above the picture and a claustrophobic strip at the bottom with even narrower center to hold the picture of the Enemy? I am not sure i like it, does this composition have any purpose game-wise?
I really like the rest of the designs though.


Agreed. I'd rather see more of the enemy art than more of an empty text box.
 
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I constantly draw the enemy cards then turn them upside then rightside up cuz Im so thrown off by the art being at the bottom.
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
The Yellow Meeple wrote:
I constantly draw the enemy cards then turn them upside then rightside up cuz Im so thrown off by the art being at the bottom.

I kept doing that too...also turning them the wrong way when refreshing them so they'd end up being upside down. Hadn't thought about why I did it before but kept doing it multiple times. Well, now I guess I have a rational reason. shake
 
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Re: Enemy cards are weird.
Having the Enemy picture at the bottom of the card is all right. Giving it a little and distorted space, so it often misses a part of his head is silly. Such a composition does not really bring anything to the game apart from a feeling of wasted opportunity. I hope those will grow up on me.
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If those enemy cards drives you nuts, They Are filling their purpose!

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The Yellow Meeple wrote:
I constantly draw the enemy cards then turn them upside then rightside up
USB enemies.
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I love them.

They're unnerving, in your face, and just brilliant.

If this game doesn't get some kind of award for graphic design, there is something very wrong.
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