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Roger BW
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The various markers in Flash Point Fire Rescue work pretty well, but they're a bit dull and cardboard. Well, they can't help it, poor things. So I ran up some replacements on the 3D printer.

My first experiment was with Points of Interest. In the standard game these are tokens which are shuffled, some of which have real victims on the underside, while others are false alarms. With the various expansions, and with wear over time, it's often possible to tell tokens from each other without flipping them; so instead I put the tokens for a particular game into an opaque bag, and place these "Point of Interest" markers on the board instead. When a marker is revealed, the player draws a token from the bag.



(This also makes it easier to remember to add new victims when they're needed: there should always be three PoI markers on the board, until you've run out of PoI counters in the bag, and if there are some off to the side where they've been removed during the turn it's easy to see that they should go back on.

The smoke/fire composite marker makes it easy to keep track of the extinguishing steps. First the smoke marker:



Then the fire marker, which sits inside it:



(Thanks to my wife for the design idea. If you buy these, she will get some of the money.)

I may well modify this to make a hotspot marker, though it would need to be rather smaller.

While I haven't run off a hardcopy version yet, I also modified smoke to make foam markers (used in Honor & Duty):



Examples in play:



I will sell you these if you like - PM me for details. Prices are 10-20p each. For example, 3 PoI, 30 smoke and 20 fire would run £7.63 plus postage.
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Bob Schrempp
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Very nice, very well done.
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Very nice work, like the stacking idea
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These look amazing! Good job!
 
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Roger BW
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Since someone kindly ordered some foam markers, here's an image of the real thing:

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