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Ronald Estes
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I'm a big fan of this game's compactness and portability, but I've been thinking about cobbling together a stay-at-home 3-D version with hand-painted wooden board and bits. If anybody else has already done something like this or is thinking about doing so, I'd love to see examples or get advice.
 
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gordon seahorn
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Sounds like a cool project. I don't have any valuble advice to offer, but I'd love to see whatever you come up with if you decide to tackle it.
 
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Clarence Chambers
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I'm always up for some board-game eye candy. Would you be making the board and components bigger, or sticking with the same scale?
 
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We have been fooling around with Marvel Heroclix incorporated into the Capes and Cowls game. We made the board bigger (not any more spaces, just bigger spaces to accomdate the stands of the Hero Clix figures). We use the same rules as regular Capes and Cowls, and made the cards for each character with attack, defense, speed and vigor, and gave each 3 powers. We have 64 characters, 11 X-men; 11 Brotherhood of Mutants; 12 Avengers; 12 Masters of Evil; 4 Spiderman Group; 4 Sinister Syndicate; 5 Fantastic 4 (She-Hulk; 5 Legion of Doom. Some of the orginal powerds from Capes and Cowls translate well to Marvel characters, but we made up some new ones as well. We even have their pictures on the cards and a comic book style font.
 
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Ronald Estes
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If I follow through with the idea, I'd want to keep the look, feel, and scale of everything as is. I just thought it might be fun to have a stay-at-home set of 3-D scene features and objects--in particular buildings and trees. Though, now that I think about it, I guess the buildings would have to be somehow destructible, to take into account the damage they might sustain from super-strong characters or special powers.
 
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Mandrake wrote:
If I follow through with the idea, I'd want to keep the look, feel, and scale of everything as is. I just thought it might be fun to have a stay-at-home set of 3-D scene features and objects--in particular buildings and trees. Though, now that I think about it, I guess the buildings would have to be somehow destructible, to take into account the damage they might sustain from super-strong characters or special powers.

Sounds very interesting! Keep us up to date with developments and pictures.

I'm interested to see how you'll handle city blocks and when a space is reduced to rubble!

 
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Paul O
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I see that you've uploaded photos of your 3D board -- it looks terrific? How do you handle game play without colors or numbers on the board?
 
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Ronald Estes
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We just keep the official battleboard alongside the 3-D setup and use it as a key.
 
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Clarence Chambers
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Awesome! You actually pulled it off. Can I have it?
 
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