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Subject: Idea for different Investigator Marker rss

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Nicholas Traxinger
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I find that the Investigator Mini Cards love to suck right onto my table and never let go. So I end up sliding the card to the locations and dragging cards with me as I go.

My Idea is to buy some small wooden discs (an inch in diameter), paint them the appropriate class color with a grey toned underside and paint the corresponding class symbol in the center of each disc. They would be easy to pick up, move and flip, as well as easy to see. You could set them right on the location card.

What do you think? The only problem I see is if there are multiple people playing the same class when the future expansions come out.


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Bobby Marino
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I agree, cardboard tokens would have been better than cards for this game. The cards are just probably easier for them to produce in small quantities as the expansions come out. I'll probably do something similar to what you are doing, either that or buying the investigator minis for these characters.
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Jeff Jackson
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or pick these up from Amazon for a few bucks:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KFWQ444/ref=oh_aui_deta...
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I'm just using Mansions of Madness figures that I painted and just knocking them down instead of flipping them over.
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Or just use some random tokens and put them on the card to mark that they are "flipped" over.

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Here are the solutions I am using

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2016/11/10/gatewa...


https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/fantasy-fligh...
 
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Go to the dollar store and get some small binder clips. They work well for standing up cards.
 
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I like the idea of the class symbol. But, after reading your inquiry, I am going to scan each investigator and apply them to a 1 inch disc (black and white version on the flip side). Then, I'm going to create 'action' tokens with the class icon and a number (1-3, they are to help keep track of the number of actions used). I'll post pics when I'm done.
 
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A set of wooden discs I made for Elder Sign. I'm considering doing this for AH LCG as well at some point, using wooden discs matching the class color.

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Skeezix55 wrote:
A set of wooden discs I made for Elder Sign. I'm considering doing this for AH LCG as well at some point, using wooden discs matching the class color.



Fantastic! I'm gonna do the same.
 
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Anthony Martins
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I wasn't thinking it would be neat to encase the cards in thicker plastic. Is there anything similar to coin capsules but in a size that fits the investigator cards?
 
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I used investigator standees from Eldritch Horror.

If I don't have exactly the one that is required (as I don't have all expansions) I just use the closest lookalike.

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Quizoid wrote:
I wasn't thinking it would be neat to encase the cards in thicker plastic. Is there anything similar to coin capsules but in a size that fits the investigator cards?


Sounds like you're describing toploaders. Rigid plastic 'sleeves'.

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BathTubNZ wrote:
Quizoid wrote:
I wasn't thinking it would be neat to encase the cards in thicker plastic. Is there anything similar to coin capsules but in a size that fits the investigator cards?


Sounds like you're describing toploaders. Rigid plastic 'sleeves'.



That might work. Do they come in the right size for the mini investigator cards?
 
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Nigel McNaughton
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Maybe, they do a smaller size.



Which seems like it should be very close.
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BathTubNZ wrote:
Maybe, they do a smaller size.



Which seems like it should be very close.


I just took a ruler to my cards. The horizontal dimension is too thin.

Good try though!

I'm going to see what sleeves + stands feels like.
 
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You could simply laminate the investigator cards. Or print out scans and laminate those if you want to keep the originals unmodified. They'll fit better in standee bases too, since laminating usually makes them thicker than sleeves.
 
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gnurf wrote:
You could simply laminate the investigator cards. Or print out scans and laminate those if you want to keep the originals unmodified. They'll fit better in standee bases too, since laminating usually makes them thicker than sleeves.


I ended up buying those five dollar bases and putting the cards in Fantasy Flight sleeves. Some bases were too loose so I just stuffed in a few more sleeves on the black and white side.
 
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I use standees from Quelf. Fits perfectly and I turn them around when exhausted.Rummage through your old games and find them. I also use a four sides die to track actions.
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