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Tony Hodge
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Hello all,

My group just recently got underway on a campaign and I had a couple questions on how to organize and manage the stuff better (I'm playing the Overlord).

1. How do you organize your map tiles? Right now I have them all in a bag in one of hte expansion boxes but this isn't really a good solution because finding stuff when putting together a map can be a bear.

2. How do you track monster HP? I've been creating separate piles of hearts and just trying to keep mental track. I could also do the DM thing and write it down on a piece of paper but I'm wondering if there is a more elegant solution that I'm just not seeing?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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I keep my map tiles in separate bags for tiles 1-10, 10-20, 20-30 and unnumbered, plus another bag for each set expansion tiles. This makes it easier to find them when they're needed.

For monster damage, I've started to paint each monster in a group's base a different colour (red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange) and am going to create a set of cards with areas in each colour to place next to the monster card. That way all damage, condition and any other tokens can be kept off the board.
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I group my tiles by size (and bag the groups where feasible), so I can look through the large tiles, medium, small, or connector tiles when I'm trying to find them. I've only punched the tiles for the first small expansion, I think, so as I punch more I'll probably look into labeling the groups by number.

For monster health, I'll track master and lieutenants on the cards, and I can usually keep the minions near them on the board, or just off the side of the board. Minions don't usually last long in my games.
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Put minion damage next to, or under, the minion.
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For map tiles I bought one of those accordion folders with individual pockets and filled it with tiles, I put 5 tiles in each section so I can quickly grab what I need.

Mat628 wrote:
Put minion damage next to, or under, the minion.


This, I just place minions on top of their damage if there are a lot of them. If it is a larger figure like a shadow dragon I'll just track the minion above the card and the master below.
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FFG delivers map tiles to their games in zip-lock bags.
I use these large bags to keep the tiles in.
Map tile 0-9 in one bag
Map tile 10-19 in another etc.

Easy to find and easy to store
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I got a binder and some zip-close pouches for the map tiles. Not quite sure how much I like this solution yet — the smaller ones can bunch up in weird ways, and I'm concerned the weight of the top pouches might cause tiles in the lower pouches to deform. The 2-inch binder I got is barely big enough for the tiles through Trollfens; I should have gotten a 3-incher to accommodate Nerekhall.

Anyone else who used this sort of solution have any problems with it?
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