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Subject: Best way to turn the ship dials, without breaking the satnds? rss

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John Van Wagoner
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- what's the best way to hold these, while turning the dial?
- and, is the same info avail on a ship card (or somewhere else) that's much easier to read/see? (the print on the dials is very small, and you really can't read anything without picking up the mini and rotating it all around)

thanks...(game just arrived this afternoon)
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Erik Miller
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This is what I do- cover the ship cards in sleeves and use paperclips






Works like a charm
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We forget the dials, and just use a paper clip on the ship card.
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mil05006 wrote:
This is what I do- cover the ship cards in sleeves and use paperclips






Works like a charm


I offer you a Starfleet Commendation for Original Thinking.

I know you don't like to lose.
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Jim Patterson
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He doesn't believe in the dial-turning scenario.
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John Van Wagoner
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- so the paper clips don't scrape/damage the sleeves?
- anyone know what size sleeve i'd need?

thanks...
 
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We're doing the sleeve/paperclip thing as well.

We use the FFG Grey sleeves, as they are sturdy and protect the cards.
 
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Cut_ wrote:
We're doing the sleeve/paperclip thing as well.

We use the FFG Grey sleeves, as they are sturdy and protect the cards.
what size are the sleeves you're using?
 
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To answer the original question: grasp the top portion of the base with thumb and middle finger, while turning the bottom portion of the base with your other hand.

Do NOT hold onto the stem while trying to rotate the base.

We mark the current setting on the card with a cube, but also rotate the bases. It's easier for the opponent to pick up your ships to see the setting than look all the way across the table and read your upside down cards.
 
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John_VW wrote:
Cut_ wrote:
We're doing the sleeve/paperclip thing as well.

We use the FFG Grey sleeves, as they are sturdy and protect the cards.
what size are the sleeves you're using?
Probably these?
 
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